Visions of Science: Books and readers at the dawn of the Victorian age

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It is a useful reminder that science does not always advance in straight lines. ( Dame Athene Donald, Book of the Year 2014, Times Higher Education)

concise and engaging survey of the popular science literature that transformed the book trade during the 1830s ( Mike Jay, London Review of Books)

Visions of Science follows the progress of scientific ideas in the charged years surrounding the Reform Bill of 1832. More than anything, however, it is about the way ideas were exchanged. The result is a compelling work of book history that sheds as much light on the intricacies of the nineteenth-century publishing world as it does on geology or astronomy, and the dual project at the heart of Visions of Science is one of its many strengths. ( Ushashi Dasgupta, Times Literary Supplement)

lucid and lively book ... This book will appeal not only to historians, but to literary scholars keen to move beyond the familiar canon of poetry and prose. And for many other readers, the book will be a fascinating introduction to the first generation to believe that the modern disciplinary sciences could transform the human condition. ( Jo Elcoat, Chemistry World)

Bookended with explorations of the idea that "knowledge is power", [ Visions of Science] is, itself, a knowledgeable and powerful piece of cultural history. ( Ushashi Dasgupta, Times Literary Supplement)

Visions of Science is a wonderfully lucid account of a complex and often misunderstood era that poses important questions about the way we understand both science and history. ( The Guardian)

well-written and handsomely produced volume. ( Graham Farmelo, Times Higher Education)

Elegantly written, Secords Visions of Science provides its readers with fresh insights into the turbulent decade around 1830, when science was changing from "a relatively esoteric pursuit" into one that would have a huge impact on "the everyday life of all men and women." ( Science)

In an accessible style, and with a scholarly grasp of his protagonists, Secord examines seven works which recast the way that science was understood, setting their trajectories within a cultural and social context still dominated by a strongly Christian viewpoint. ( Cambridge Online)

James Secord provides insightful analyses of seven works published at the dawn of the Victorian age ... He offers a compelling argument that his seven chosen works forged a new reading public that believed scientific knowledge was useful not only in narrow economic terms, but also in its potential for personal fulfilment, moral guidance and wider social regeneration. ( Jo Elcoat, Science and Education)

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follows the progress of scientific ideas in the charged years surrounding the Reform Bill of 1832. More than anything, however, it is about the way ideas were exchanged. The result is a compelling work of book history that sheds as much light on the intricacies of the nineteenth-century publishing world as it does on geology or astronomy, and the dual project at the heart of ( Ushashi Dasgupta, Times Literary Supplement)

is one of its many strengths.

lucid and lively book ... This book will appeal not only to historians, but to literary scholars keen to move beyond the familiar canon of poetry and prose. And for many other readers, the book will be a fascinating introduction to the first generation to believe that the modern disciplinary sciences could transform the human condition. ( Jo Elcoat, Chemistry World)

Bookended with explorations of the idea that "knowledge is power", [ ( Ushashi Dasgupta, Times Literary Supplement)

] is, itself, a knowledgeable and powerful piece of cultural history.

is a wonderfully lucid account of a complex and often misunderstood era that poses important questions about the way we understand both science and history. ( The Guardian)

well-written and handsomely produced volume. ( Graham Farmelo, Times Higher Education)

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