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Dear Academic,
Im very pleased to present our latest History of Science
catalogue. Our new publishing in this feld refects our
continued interest in studies which look at the history of
a full range of scientifc disciplines, major developments
and important fgures in scientifc history, and the role of
science in society and in culture.
The Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century series
goes from strength to strength, with new and forthcoming
titles including Popular Exhibitions, Science and
Showmanship, 18401910 (p.3) and The Making of British
Anthropology, 18131871 (p.3).
Other highlights include Sex, Reproduction and
Darwinism (p.7) and the frst title in our brand new
History and Philosophy of Biology series: Romantic
Biology, 18901945 (p.6).
Of particular interest among our new primary source
collections is The Great Exhibition: A Documentary
History (p.9) and Sanitary Reform in Victorian Britain
(p.10)
I welcome new proposals for monographs, essay
collections, and primary source collections on any topic
within history of science, so do please get in touch with me
if you would like to discuss your research and project ideas.
Ruth Ireland
Commissioning Editor, History
rireland@pickeringchatto.co.uk
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Free Will and the Human
Sciences in Britain, 18701910
Roger Smith
Smith takes an in-depth look at
the problem of free will through
physiology, psychology, philosophy,
evolutionary theory, ethics, history
and sociology. His subtly nuanced
navigation through these disciplines
contributes to our understanding of
Victorian and Edwardian science and
culture, as well having relevance to
current debates on the role of genes in
determining behaviour.
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century
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Science and Societies in
Frankfurt am Main
Ayako Sakurai
The nineteenth century saw science
move from being the preserve of
a few learned men to a dominant
force which infuenced society as
a whole. Sakurai presents a study
of how scientifc societies affected
the social and political life of a city.
Wihout a university or a centralized
government, Frankfurt am Main is
an ideal case study of how scientifc
associations funded by private
patronage for the good of the local
populace became an important
centre for natural history.
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century
c.256pp: 234x156: June 2013
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The Making of British
Anthropology, 18131871
Efram Sera-Shriar
Victorian anthropology has been
derided as an armchair practice,
distinct from the scientifc discipline
of the twentieth century. Sera-Shriar
argues that anthropology at this time
went through a process of innovation
which built on scientifcally-grounded
observational study. Far from being
an evolutionary dead-end, nineteenth-
century anthropology laid the
foundations for the feld-based science
of anthropology today.
Sera-Shriar, gives us an intellectual
lineage from Prichard to Tylor, opening
up new ways of thinking about a form
of thought that undoubtedly lay at
the heart of imperial expansion and
governance. Sujit Sivasundaram,
University of Cambridge
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century
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Uncommon Contexts:
Encounters between Science and
Literature, 18001914
Editors: Ben Marsden, Hazel
Hutchison and Ralph OConnor
Britain in the long nineteenth century
developed an increasing interest in
science of all kinds. The essays in
this collection uncover the symbiotic
relationship between literature and
science. Specifc case studies include
the engineering language used by
Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the role
of physiology in the development of
the sensation novel and how mass
communication made people lonely.
Contributors
Alice Jenkins, Melanie Keene, Anne Secord,
Crosbie Smith and Paul White
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century
c.256pp: 234x156: October 2013
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Popular Exhibitions, Science
and Showmanship, 18401910
Editors: Joe Kember, John
Plunkett and Jill A Sullivan
Victorian culture was characterized
by a proliferation of shows and
exhibitions. These were encouraged by
the development of new sciences and
technologies, together with changes in
transportation, education and leisure
patterns. The essays in this collection
look at exhibitions and their infuence
in terms of location, technology and
ideology.
This fascinating collection of essays
breaks new ground in its representation
of the central place of exhibitions in
Victorian culture. Iwan Morus,
Aberystwyth University
Contributors
Diarmid A Finnegan, Martin Hewitt, Verity
Hunt, Bernard Lightman, John Miller, Ilja
Nieuwland, Fiona Pettit, Sadiah Qureshi,
Caroline Radcliffe, Beverley Rogers and
Martin Willis
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 16
304pp: 234x156: 2012
HB 978 1 84893 306 4: 60/$99
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Vision, Science and
Literature, 1870-1920:
Ocular Horizons
Martin Willis
Willis explores the role of vision and
the culture of observation in Victorian
and modernist ways of seeing. He
charts the characterization of vision
through four organizing principles
small, large, past and future to
survey Victorian conceptions of what
vision was.
The history and philosophy of science
merge seamlessly with literary studies
in this intelligently crafted study of
late nineteenth- and early twentieth-
century vision. Laura Otis, Emory
University
Winner: British Society for
Literature and Science Annual
Prize, 2011
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 15
320pp: 234x156: 2011
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Science and
Culture in the
Nineteenth
Century
Series Editor: Bernard Lightman
Includes studies of major
developments within the disciplines
as well as works on popular science.
The evolution of scientifc ideas
is placed in its social, political,
religious, cultural, imperial and
international context.
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Communicating Physics:
The Production, Circulation and
Appropriation of Ganots Textbooks in
France and England, 18511887
Josep Simon
The textbooks written by Adolphe
Ganot played a major role in
shaping the way physics was taught
in schools. Simons Franco-British
case study looks at the role of two
of Ganots books. The study is novel
for its international comparison of
nineteenth-century physics and for
its emphasis on the communication
of science rather than on the science
itself.
Simons narrative of the development
of texts aimed explicitly at physics
examinations reveals important links
to the medical and chemical felds.
Victorian Studies
Delong Book History Prize, 2012
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 13
256pp: 234x156: 2011
HB 978 1 84893 130 5: 60/$99
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The British Arboretum:
Trees, Science and Culture in the
Nineteenth Century
Paul A Elliott, Charles Watkins
and Stephen Daniels
The authors of this book critically
examine different kinds of arboretum
in order to understand the changing
practical, scientifc, aesthetic
and pedagogical principles that
underpinned their design, display and
the way in which they were viewed.
A valuable acquisition for academic
libraries supporting curricula in
landscape architecture, Victorian
culture, or the history of science. Highly
recommended. CHOICE
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 14
320pp: 234x156: 2011
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The Science of History in
Victorian Britain:
Making the Past Speak
Ian Hesketh
New attitudes towards history
in nineteenth-century Britain
saw a rejection of romantic,
literary techniques in favour
of a professionalized, scientifc
methodology. The development of
history as a scientifc discipline was
undertaken by several key historians
of the Victorian period, infuenced
by German scientifc history and
British natural philosophy. Hesketh
examines parallels between the
professionalization of both history
and science at the time and challenges
accepted notions of a single scientifc
approach to history.
It is certainly useful to have a study
of an important conceptual debate
that goes into the political wings so
thoroughly British Society for
Literature and Science
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 12
240pp: 234x156: 2011
HB 978 1 84893 126 8: 60/$99
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Regionalizing Science:
Placing Knowledges in Victorian England
Simon Naylor
Victorian England produced an
enormous amount of scientifc
endeavour, but what has previously
been overlooked is the important role
of geography on these developments.
Naylor seeks to rectify this imbalance
by presenting a historical geography
of regional science, taking an in-depth
look at the county of Cornwall.
provides a sophisticated and
empirically grounded new regional
geography of scientifc culture in the
nineteenth century. H-Net Reviews
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 11
264pp: 234x156: 2010
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Communities of Science in
Nineteenth-Century Ireland
Juliana Adelman
Adelman challenges historians to
reassess the relationship between
science and society, showing that the
unique situation in Victorian Ireland
can nonetheless have important
implications for wider European
interpretations of the development of
this relationship during a period of
signifcant change.
Historians of Irish history, as well as
historians of science in Ireland, will
fnd much enlightenment here. British
Journal for the History of Science
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 10
240pp: 234x156: 2009
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Science and Culture
in the Nineteenth
Century 110
Series Editor: Bernard Lightman
Contains: Styles of Reasoning
in the British Life Sciences;
Recreating Newton; Transit of
Venus Enterprise in Victorian
Britain; Science and Eccentricity;
Typhoid in Uppingham; Medicine
and Modernism; Domesticating
Electricity; James Watt, Chemist;
Natural History Societies and Civic
Culture in Victorian Scotland;
Communities of Science in
Nineteenth-Century Ireland
10 Volume Set
2900pp: 234x156: 2011
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Natural History Societies
and Civic Culture in Victorian
Scotland
Diarmid A Finnegan
The relationship between science
and civil society is essential to our
understanding of cultural change
during the Victorian era. Science was
frequently packaged as an appropriate
form of civic culture, inculcating
virtues necessary for civic progress. In
turn, civic culture was presented as an
appropriate context for enabling and
supporting scientifc progress.
Finnegan looks at the shifting nature
of this process during the nineteenth
century, using Scotland as the focus
for his argument.
a fascinating and engaging read.
Victorians Institute Journal
Winner: The Frank Watson Prize
in Scottish History, 2011
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 9
272pp: 234x156: 2009
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James Watt, Chemist:
Understanding the Origins of the
Steam Age
David Philip Miller
In the Victorian era, James Watt
became an iconic engineer, but in his
own time he was also an infuential
chemist. Miller examines Watts
illustrious engineering career in light
of his parallel interest in chemistry,
arguing that Watts conception
of steam engineering relied upon
chemical understandings.
will be especially valuable to readers
interested in the science of the period.
Highly Recommended. CHOICE
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 8
256pp: 234x156: 2009
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Science and Eccentricity:
Collecting, Writing and Performing
Science for Early Nineteenth-Century
Audiences
Victoria Carroll
Carroll explores how discourses of
eccentricity were established to make
sense of individuals who did not seem
to ft within an increasingly organized
social and economic order. She focuses
on the natural philosopher William
Martin, the fossilist Thomas Hawkins
and the taxidermist Charles Waterton.
a lavishly illustrated, well-written book
on a fascinating topic. British Society
for Literature and Science
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 4
304pp: 234x156: 2008
HB 978 1 85196 940 1: 60/$99
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Domesticating Electricity:
Technology, Uncertainty and Gender,
18801914
Graeme Gooday
This is an innovative and original
study of the history of electricity
during the late Victorian and
Edwardian periods. Gooday shows
how technology, authority and gender
interacted in pre-World War I Britain.
masterfully articulates an aspect of
modern everyday culture that has
been surprisingly overlooked British
Society for Literature and Science
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 7
256pp: 234x156: 2008
HB 978 1 85196 975 3: 60/$99
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The Transit of Venus
Enterprise in Victorian Britain
Jessica Ratcliff
In the late nineteenth century, the
British Government spent a vast
amount of money measuring the
distance between the earth and the
sun using observations of the transit
of Venus. Ratcliff presents a clear
and compelling narrative of the two
Victorian transit programmes.
remarkably informed, insightful, and
accessible Technology and Culture
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 3
320pp: 234x156: 2008
HB 978 1 85196 541 0: 60/$99
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Recreating Newton: Newtonian
Biography and the Making of Nineteenth-
Century History of Science
Rebekah Higgitt
The creation of the specialized and
secularized role of the scientist
coincided with researchers gaining
better access to Newtons archives.
These were used both by those who
wished to undermine the traditional,
idealized depiction of scientifc genius
and those who felt obliged to defend
Newtonian hagiography. Higgitt shows
how debates about Newtons character
stimulated historical scholarship
and led to the development of a new
expertise in the history of science.
meticulously researched ... explores
an aspect of nineteenth-century
Newtonianism that will reward scholars
of Victorian science, historiography,
biography, and literature. Victorian
Studies
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 2
304pp: 234x156: 2007
HB 978 1 85196 906 7: 60/$99
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Styles of Reasoning in the
British Life Sciences:
Shared Assumptions, 1820-58
James Elwick
Elwick explores how the concept of
compound individuality brought
together life scientists working in
pre-Darwinian London. Discussion of
a bodily oeconomy was widespread.
But by 1860 the most famboyant
discussions of compound individuality
had come to an end. Elwick relates
the growth and decline of questions
about compound individuality to wider
nineteenth-century debates about
research standards and causality.
A stimulating and highly original book
History and Philosophy of the Life
Sciences
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 1
244pp: 234x156: 2007
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Romantic Biology, 18901945
Maurizio Esposito
Organismal biology is an established
scholarly discipline, yet its origins
have been obscured by Darwinian
histories of biology. Emerging
over the late nineteenth and early
twentieth centuries, organismal
biology stemmed not from the work of
Darwin and his circle, but was inspired
by Romantic natural philosophers,
embryologists, anatomists and
physiologists. Esposito presents
a historiography of organicist
and holistic thought through an
examination of the work of leading
biologists from Britain and America.
He shows how this work relates to
earlier Romantic thought and sets it
within the wider context of the history
and philosophy of the life sciences.
History and Philosophy of Biology
c.256pp: 234x156: October 2013
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Error and Uncertainty in
ScientifcPractice
Editors: Marcel Boumans,
Giora Hon and Arthur Petersen
Assessment of error and uncertainty
is a vital component of both natural
and social science. Empirical research
involves dealing with all kinds of
errors and uncertainties yet there
is signifcant variance in how such
results are dealt with. This edited
volume presents case studies of
research practices across a wide
spectrum of scientifc felds, including
experimental physics, econometrics,
environmental science, climate
science, industrial engineering,
measurement science and statistics.
It compares methodologies and
presents the ingredients needed for
an overarching framework applicable
to all.
Contributors
Jonathan Barzilai, Bruce Beck, A Giordani,
Bart Karstens, Luca Mari, Deborah
Mayo, James McAllister, Jutta Schickore,
Aris Spanos, Kent Staley and Piet J M
Verschuren
c.256pp: 234x156: January 2014
HB 978 1 84893 416 0: 60/$99
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Representing Humanity in
the Age of Enlightenment
Editors: Alexander Cook, Ned
Curthoys and Shino Konishi
Focusing on feminist theory,
portraiture, explorer narratives and
the philosophy of conversation,
these essays examine enlightenment
concepts of humanity. The
contributors argue that the various
enlightenment ideas of Man are best
understood as competing philosophies.
Contributors
Vanessa Agnew, Peter Cryle, John Docker,
Kate Fullagar, Jonathan Lamb, Martin
Lloyd, Jon Mee, Mary Spongberg, Nicole
Starbuck and Hsu-Ming Teo
The Enlightenment World
c.256pp: 234x156: October 2013
HB 978 1 84893 373 6: 60/$99
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The Poetic Enlightenment:
Poetry and Human Science, 16501820
Editors: Tom Jones and
Rowan Boyson
The essays in this edited collection
look at the role of poetry in the
development of enlightenment ideas.
As scholarly disciplines began to
emerge anthropology, linguistics,
psychology the ancient and innate
art of poetry was invoked to create
new ways of communicating this
philosophy of human science.
Contributors
Christopher Berry, Pierre Carboni, Phillip
Connell, Nicholas Hudson, Avi Lifschitz,
Christian Maurer, Maureen McLane,
Catherine Packham, Neil Pattison, Simon
Swift, Christopher Tilmouth and Stefan
Uhlig
The Enlightenment World
c.256pp: 234x156: June 2013
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The Sublime Invention:
Ballooning in Europe, 17831820
Michael R Lynn
Lynn explores the cultural importance
of ballooning at the birth of large-
scale, mass consumption of science.
With a long bibliography of primary
and secondary sources, and concise
footnotes for each anecdote, The Sublime
Invention is the most useful work of
reference on the subject in decades.
Times Literary Supplement
The Enlightenment World: 17
256pp: 234x156: 2010
HB 978 1 84893 016 2: 60/$99
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Statistics, Public Debate and
the State, 18001945:
A Social, Political and Intellectual
History of Numbers
Jean-Guy Prvost and
Jean-Pierre Beaud
Based around illustrative case studies,
this book charts the development of
our modern-day reliance on statistics.
Topics covered include scientifc
innovations, administrative issues and
the use of numbers in politics.
combines technical statistical expertise
with engaging and accessible historical
narrative ... offers new insight into the
power of numbers. Bruce Curtis,
Carleton University
Studies for the International Society for Cultural
History: 1
256pp: 234x156: 2012
HB 978 1 84893 296 8: 60/$99
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The Optical Munitions
Industry in Great Britain,
18881923
Stephen C Sambrook
The story of the optical munitions
industry embraces entrepreneurship,
invention, military technology and
international politics. Running counter
to the general decline of technological
industries in post-Victorian Britain,
optical munitions provides an
important, overlooked, study into the
business of manufacturing.
Studies in Business History
c.256pp: 234x156: March 2013
HB 978 1 84893 312 5: 60/$99
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Sex, Reproduction and
Darwinism
Editors: Filomena de Sousa
and Gonzalo Munvar
This collection of essays looks at
sexuality and reproduction from an
evolutionary perspective. Covering
experimental discoveries as well as
theoretical investigations, the volume
explores the relationship between
evolution and other areas of human
behaviour.
addresses an exciting topic and
includes sections on some of the most
relevant and interesting issues in
relation to sexuality and reproduction
from an evolutionary point of view.
Inmaculada de Melo-Martin, Weill
Cornell Medical College
Contributors
Pieter R Adriaens, Jens Bast, Julia Sandra
Bernal, William M Brown, Lucrecia Burges,
Camilo J Cela-Conde, Andreas De Block,
Ronald de Sousa, Eve-Marie Engels,
Jagdish Hattiangadi, Victor S Johnston,
Ken Kraaijeveld, Elisabeth Lloyd, Marcos
Nadal, Lesley Newson and David N Reznick
288pp: 234x156: 2012
HB 978 1 84893 264 7: 60/$99
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Until Darwin, Science,
Human Variety and the
Origins of Race
B Ricardo Brown
Until the publication of On the
Origin of Species, the prevailing
theory was that humans were made
up of fve separate species. This view
was favoured by those looking for
a justifcation for slavery. Focusing
on both the classifcation systems of
human variety and the development of
science as truth, Brown looks at the
rise of biology and sociology and the
debate surrounding abolition.
Brown has tackled a complex subject
with tools that could lead to valuable
new insights. British Journal for the
History of Science
224pp: 234x156: 2010
HB 978 1 84893 100 8: 60/$99
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Natural Science and the
Origins of the British Empire
Sarah Irving
Scientists, including Bacon, Boyle and
Locke, believed that it was Englands
task to restore mans dominion over
nature lost in the Fall from Eden.
Irving investigates how Britains
colonial empire became tied to this
redemptive project.
draws in a number of intriguing and
traditionally overlooked colonial aspects
of the careers of eminent philosophers
British Journal for the History of
Science
Empires in Perspective: 5
208pp: 234x156: 2008
HB 978 1 85196 889 3: 60/$99
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The World of Carolus Clusius:
Natural History in the Making, 15501610
Florike Egmond
Egmond shows how European
knowledge of the natural world
was transformed during the early
modern period. She investigates
horticultural techniques, fashions in
the collection of rare plants, botanical
experimentation and methods of
scientifc evaluation.
a valuable addition to anyone diverted
by the early history of science. The
Biologist
Perspectives in Economic and Social History: 6
312pp: 234x156: 2010
HB 978 1 84893 008 7: 60/$99
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The Historiography of the
Chemical Revolution: Patterns of
Interpretation in the History of Science
John G McEvoy
Until recently, the Chemical
Revolution was the Cinderella of
scientifc revolutions. McEvoy offers
a critical survey of past and present
interpretations designed to lend clarity
and direction to the current ferment
of views.
a major contribution to the history of
chemistry Bulletin for the History of
Chemistry
352pp: 234x156: 2010
HB 978 1 84893 030 8: 60/$99
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The Aliveness of Plants: The
Darwins at the Dawn of Plant Science
Peter Ayres
The Darwin family was instrumental
in the history of botany. Their
experiences illustrate the growing
specialization and professionalization
of science in the nineteenth century.
Ayres shows how botany became a
rigorous laboratory science.
This is the perfect book for every
botanist to read and digest ... in fact
it should be required reading for all
biologists. Plant Science Bulletin
Winner: CHOICE Outstanding
Academic Titles Award, 2008
256pp: 234x156: 2008
HB 978 1 85196 970 8: 60/$99
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Joseph Banks and the British
Museum: The World of Collecting,
17701830
Neil Chambers
Concentrating on the explorer and
naturalist Joseph Banks, Chambers
explores the early history of collections
at the British Museum as well as how
the British Museum and collecting
more generally grew and changed in
this period of travel, exploration and
empire.
scrupulously researched and referenced
Archives of Natural History
210pp: 234x156: 2007
HB 978 1 85196 858 9: 60/$99
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British Engineers and Africa,
18751914
Casper Andersen
Using a wide range of primary sources
that include correspondence, diaries,
technical reports, institutional minutes
and periodicals, Andersen reconstructs
the networks and activities of Britains
engineers while focusing on London as
a centre of imperial expansion.
Empires in Perspective: 16
256pp: 234x156: 2011
HB 978 1 84893 118 3: 60/$99
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Selected Correspondence of
William Huggins
Editor: Barbara J Becker
William Huggins (18241910) was
celebrated in his lifetime as the father
of astrophysics. He was also the
author of numerous groundbreaking
articles documenting his use of the
spectroscope to analyze the light from
celestial bodies.
From the earliest days of his career
Huggins was regularly in contact
with other scientists, including
astronomers, chemists, physicists,
mathematicians and the makers
of scientifc instruments. His long-
running correspondence with other
key scientifc fgures is particularly
valuable.
The letters and observatory notebooks
contained in this edition allow
Huggins important role in the
historiography of astrophysics to fully
emerge.
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The Correspondence of John
Tyndall
General Editors: James Elwick,
Bernard Lightman and
Michael S Reidy
Eminent Victorian physicist John
Tyndall (182093) was one of the
most infuential scientists of the
nineteenth century. A leading fgure
in the debates surrounding evolution,
Tyndall was one of a group of powerful
intellectuals who defended Darwin
against his critics. On his death
Tyndall was an honorary member
of thirty scientifc societies and had
held the post of Professor of Natural
Philosophy at the Royal Institution
for more than thirty years. Yet despite
these achievements, Tyndall has, until
recently, been overshadowed by his
contemporaries.
In the days before journal publishing
was fully developed, the exchange of
correspondence was a highly effcient
way of sharing scientifc research.
Tyndalls correspondents read
like a whos who of international
nineteenth-century science and
include: Charles Babbage, J D Hooker,
Thomas Henry Huxley, Charles
Lyell, Louis Pasteur, Robert Koch
and Bertrand Russell. Published
serially with two volumes per year,
this scholarly edition will ultimately
present over 8,000 letters in sixteen
volumes.
The Pickering Masters
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TheIndianandPacifc
Correspondence of Sir Joseph
Banks, 17681820
Editor: Neil Chambers
This critical edition of over 2,000
letters uses material from archives
around the world. Together with
The Scientifc Correspondence, this
edition establishes Pickering & Chatto
as the feld leader in the publication
of Bankss edited papers and ensures
that editorial standards are applied
consistently.
an essential work of reference for all
scholars of eighteenth-century science
and exploration. Archives of Natural
History
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Volume 4: 672pp: 234x156: 2011
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Volume 5: 528pp: 234x156: 2012
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TheScientifc
Correspondence of Sir Joseph
Banks, 17651820
Editor: Neil Chambers
Bankss correspondence starts
when he frst went travelling and
continues through and far beyond his
circumnavigation of the globe with
James Cook on HMS Endeavour. His
far-reaching collections and scientifc
observations took in South America,
Tahiti, Australia, New Zealand,
Labrador and Iceland. Director of the
Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew and
trustee of the British Museum, he was
elected President of the Royal Society
in 1778, a post he held until his death.
This edition is almost entirely
comprised of previously unpublished
letters gathered together from over 150
repositories world-wide.
An indispensable resource Rare Book
Review
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The Pickering
Masters
This prestigious series is home
to some of the most scholarly
publishing of recent years. It collects
the works and correspondence
of major fgures in the history of
ideas and literature. Full scholarly
apparatus accompanies the texts.
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The Narrative of the Beagle
Voyage, 18311836
Editor: Katharine Anderson
HMS Beagle has entered the collective
imagination as the ship that carried
Charles Darwin to the Galapagos,
triggering his later work on the theory
of natural selection.
Darwin and FitzRoys accounts of the
voyage were published as Narrative
of the Surveying Voyage of His
Majestys Ships Adventure and Beagle
Between the Years 1826 and 1836
(1839). Darwins version has never
been out of print. In contrast, this
set presents the frst critical edition
of FitzRoys account of the second
voyage, his detailed appendices and
the account of the 182630 voyage
by Phillip Parker King, captain of
HMS Adventure. Together they give
an unparalleled example of British
scientifc exploration.
will especially appeal to those interested
in maritime history, but historians of
science will also fnd it rewarding.
CHOICE
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The Correspondence of
Robert Boyle, 16361691
Editors: Michael Hunter,
Antonio Clericuzio and
Lawrence M Principe
This is the frst complete edition of
Boyles correspondence. More than a
third of the letters presented here have
never previously been published.
a monumental work of scholarship, an
indispensable resource for all future
studies of Boyles life and thought
Times Literary Supplement
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The Works of Robert Boyle
Editors: Michael Hunter and
Edward B Davis
The frst scholarly edition of Boyles
work to be published since 1772, it
draws on the results of an intensive
scrutiny of Boyles vast archive at the
Royal Society in London.
meets the exemplary editorial and
production standards scholars have
come to expect from that enlightened
publishing house. History of Science
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Robert Boyle: By Himself and His
Friends: With a Fragment of William
Wottons Lost Life of Boyle
Editor: Michael Hunter
The image of Robert Boyle owes
much to a series of evaluations of him
written shortly after his death by men
who had known him well, such as John
Evelyn, Gilbert Burnet and Sir Peter
Pett. This book includes a selection of
these previously unpublished texts.
An essential source book for all serious
students of Boyle and seventeenth
century science and should be available
in all university libraries. Ambix
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The Great Exhibition:
A Documentary History
Editor: Geoffrey Cantor
The Great Exhibition of 1851 was
the outstanding public event of the
Victorian era. Housed in Joseph
Paxtons glass and iron Crystal Palace,
it presented a vast array of objects,
technologies and works of art from
around the world. The frst industrial
exhibition of international scope,
contemporary commentators attributed
much wider signifcance to it.
But the Great Exhibitions role and
long-term infuence is far from clear-
cut: it proved highly controversial,
and the disputes in contemporary
literature allow a signifcant insight
into areas of political, social and
religious contention in the mid-
nineteenth century. The letters,
diaries, minutes of meetings, offcial
documents, newspaper articles,
sermons, poems and pamphlets
contained in this edition all help to
provide a depth of context for the
Exhibition and its legacy.
4 Volume Set
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Major Works
Pickering & Chattos Major Works
are made up of primary resource
documents or critical editions of rare
or unpublished material.
Scholarly apparatus usually includes
an extensive introduction, volume
introductions, headnotes, endnotes
and an index.
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Spiritualism, Mesmerism and
the Occult, 18001920
Editor: Shane McCorristine
This edition provides an important
insight into the dark areas between
Victorian science, medicine and
religion. To the Victorians their quest
was to prove the existence of the
supernatural through the application
of scientifc principles. Their emphasis
was frmly on proof rather than faith
and led to the emergence of psychical
research as a discipline.
The rare source material in this
collection is organized thematically
and spans the period from initial
mesmeric experiments at the
beginning of the nineteenth century to
the decline of the Society for Psychical
Research in the 1920s. It includes a
wide variety of print and manuscript
sources which illustrate the range
of the debate and the opposing
viewpoints.
5 Volume Set
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Sanitary Reform in Victorian
Britain
General Editor: Michelle Allen-
Emerson
Sanitary reform was one of the great
debates of the nineteenth century.
Unprecedented urban growth
signifcantly increased the spread of
disease, presenting new challenges
to public health. This edition makes
available for the frst time a modern,
edited collection of rare nineteenth-
century documents specifcally
addressing sanitary reform. It includes
material on Glasgow, Edinburgh,
Manchester, Dublin and London,
giving a nationwide perspective on the
conditions of British urban life.
Part I covers science and medicine,
provincial reform and engineering,
while Part II includes material on the
issues of class, burial, town-planning,
personal and food hygiene.
Part I: 3 Volume Set
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Victorian Science and
Literature
General Editors: Gowan Dawson
and Bernard Lightman
Science had a fundamental effect
on the Victorian world. During the
nineteenth century science became
formalized and professionalized as it
grew to encompass new and emerging
disciplines.
The growing infuence of science on
Victorian culture can be seen in almost
every aspect of life; from industry,
urbanization and the spread of
imperialism, to religion and the impact
of Darwinism. In turn literature
helped to shape the new sciences, with
scientifc discourses relying heavily
on literary precedents. Each volume
in this two-part collection focuses
on an important theme from current
scholarship.
Part I: 4 Volume Set
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Eighteenth-Century Coffee-
House Culture
Editor: Markman Ellis
Coffee-houses provided a forum for
exchanging views and nurturing
public opinion across the social
spectrum. This is captured in the
satires reproduced here. Plays also
celebrated the role of the coffee-house
in circulating gossip, scandal, rumour
and subversion. The distinct properties
of the coffee-house were recognized
in the period by natural philosophers,
antiquarians and historians. Their
debates on science and historiography
are included in this edition.
The coffee-room encouraged scientifc
culture and became a precursor of the
laboratory: science became a public
matter.
[Ellis] masterful selection and
arrangement of seventeenth- and
eighteenth-century sources colorfully
illustrate the rich legacy of the
institution. Huntington Library
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Literature and Science,
16601834
General Editor: Judith Hawley
In the eighteenth century science
was used to denote knowledge of
all sorts. Ways of understanding
and representing the world were
being reformulated in a period of
intellectual ferment and artistic
experimentation. In the Royal Society,
in the gentlemans library, in Grub
Street and the ladys closet, the impact
of natural philosophy was registered,
assimilated, extended and sometimes
challenged and rebuffed. Texts are
reproduced in facsimile and show the
polymathic nature of the literature of
science.
belong[s] in every graduate library and
in every serious undergraduate library
The Wordsworth Circle
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Early Biographies of Isaac
Newton, 16601885
Editors: Rob Iliffe, Milo Keynes
and Rebekah Higgitt
A collection of the many biographies of
scientist Isaac Newton, demonstrating
the ways in which his reputation
continued to develop in the centuries
after his death. It includes private
letters, poetry and memoranda, and
explores the debate over Newtons
reputation, work and personal life.
The level of scholarship, textual editing,
and detailed analysis is very high ...
[and] the introductions ... are useful
even essential. Notes and Records
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Index of Titles
Aliveness of Plants, The 7
British Arboretum, The 4
British Engineers and Africa, 18751914 7
Communicating Physics 4
Communities of Science in Nineteenth-
Century Ireland 4
Correspondence of John Tyndall, The 8
Correspondence of Robert Boyle,
16361691, The 9
Domesticating Electricity 5
Early Biographies of Isaac Newton,
16601885 10
Eighteenth-Century Coffee-House
Culture 10
Error and Uncertainty 6
Free Will and the Human Sciences in
Britain, 18701910 3
Great Exhibition, The 9
Historiography of the Chemical
Revolution, The 7
Indian and Pacifc Correspondence of Sir
Joseph Banks, 17681820, The 8
James Watt, Chemist 5
Joseph Banks and the British Museum 7
Literature and Science, 16601834 10
Major Works 9
Making of British Anthropology,
18131871, The 3
Narrative of the Beagle Voyage,
18311836, The 9
Natural History Societies and Civic
Culture in Victorian Scotland 5
Natural Science and the Origins of the
British Empire 7
Optical Munitions Industry in Great
Britain, 18881923, The 6
Pickering Masters, The 8
Poetic Enlightenment, The 6
Popular Exhibitions, Science and
Showmanship, 18401910 3
Recreating Newton 5
Regionalizing Science 4
Representing Humanity in the Age of
Enlightenment 6
Robert Boyle: By Himself and His
Friends 9
Romantic Biology 6
Sanitary Reform in Victorian Britain 10
Science and Culture in the
Nineteenth Century 3
Science and Culture in the
Nineteenth Century 110 4
Science and Eccentricity 5
Science and Societies in Frankfurt
am Main 3
Science of History in Victorian
Britain, The 4
Scientifc Correspondence of Sir
Joseph Banks, 17651820, The 8
Selected Correspondence of William
Huggins 8
Sex, Reproduction and Darwinism 7
Spiritualism, Mesmerism and the
Occult, 18001920 10
Statistics, Public Debate and the
State, 18001945 6
Styles of Reasoning in the British
Life Sciences 5
Sublime Invention, The 6
Transit of Venus Enterprise in
Victorian Britain, The 5
Uncommon Contexts 3
Until Darwin, Science, Human Variety
and the Origins of Race 7
Victorian Science and Literature 10
Vision, Science and Literature,
18701920 3
Works of Robert Boyle, The 9
World of Carolus Clusius, The 7
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