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Come and join us for the launch of a fascinating book by James Secord, Visions of Science.
The early 1830s witnessed an extraordinary transformation in British political, literary, and intellectual life. New scientific disciplines begin to take shape, while new concepts of the natural world were hotly debated. James Secord captures this unique moment of change by exploring key books, including Charles Lyell's Principles of Geology, Mary Somerville's Connexion of the Physical Sciences, and Thomas Carlyle's satirical work, Sartor Resartus. Set in the context of electoral reform and debates about the extension of education to meet the demands of the coming age of empire and industry, Secord shows how the books were published, disseminated, admired, attacked and satirized.
James Secord is Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge and Director of the Darwin Correspondence Project and a fellow of Christ's College. His research and teaching is on the history of science from the late eighteenth century to the present.
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