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Thomas Huxley : making the "man of science" [E-Book] / Paul White.
Dubbed 'Darwin's Bulldog' for his combative role in the Victorian controversies over evolutionary theory, Thomas Huxley has been widely regarded as the epitome of the professional scientist who emerged in the nineteenth century from the restrictions of ecclesiastical authority and ari...
|Personal Name(s):||White, Paul, (author)|
Cambridge University Press,
1 online resource (xiv, 205 pages)
Cambridge science biographies
- 1. Science at Home
- Imperial and Sentimental
- A Women's Writing
- Improvement by Domestication
- Pressing Points of Economy
- Conclusion: Fairylands of Science
- 2. Gentlemen of Science? Debates over Manners and Institutions
- The Survey Man
- The British Cuvier
- The "Genius"
- Instituting Biology
- Why Darwin's Bulldog?
- Conclusion: Rag-and-Bone Men
- 3. Science as Culture
- Science Writing and the Periodical Press
- Literature and Liberal Education
- Friends and Enemies of Culture
- Scientific Imagination
- Conclusion: One Culture or Two?
- 4. The Worship of Science
- Holy Man
- A Broad Church
- The Classroom
- Conclusion: Metaphysical Society behind Closed Doors
- 5. "Darkest England": Science and Labor in the 1880s and 1890s
- "A Copious Shuffler"
- Land, Leadership, and Learning
- Arming for War
- The General's Scheme
- "A Fair and Adequate Trial"
- Conclusion: The Limits of Evolution
- Conclusion: The End of the "Man of Science."