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Science for All: The Popularization of Science in Early Twentieth-Century Britain

Peter J. Bowler

Abstract

Recent scholarship has revealed that pioneering Victorian scientists endeavored through voluminous writing to raise public interest in science and its implications. But it has generally been assumed that once science became a profession around the turn of the century, this new generation of scientists turned its collective back on public outreach. This book debunks this apocryphal notion. It surveys the books, serial works, magazines, and newspapers published between 1900 and the outbreak of World War II to show that practicing scientists were very active in writing about their work for a gene ... More

Keywords: popular science, twentieth-century Britain, scientists, science books, science, public understanding, professional scientists

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780226068633
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226068664.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter J. Bowler, author