A Vision of Modern Science: John Tyndall and the Role of the Scientist in Victorian Culture
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A Vision of Modern Science: John Tyndall and the Role of the Scientist in Victorian Culture (Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology)

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British physicist John Tyndall dedicated much of his career to establishing the scientist as a cultural authority. His campaign to free science from the restraints of theology caused a national uproar, and in his popular books and lectures he promoted scientific education for all classes. Though he was often labeled a materialist, religion played a large role in Tyndall’
Hardcover, 280 pages
Published February 15th 2011 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published January 1st 2011)
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Tyndall is not well known these days--and this book explains how his reputation fell victim to his own success in campaigning for science as a source of cultural authority.
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Ursula DeYoung grew up in a small seaside town north of Boston. She studied History and Literature at Harvard and received a Ph.D. in History from Oxford. She currently lives in Cambridge, MA, where she divides her time between writing fiction and continuing her research on nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century culture, science, and literature.
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