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Geoffrey Cantor

Geoffrey Cantor is Professor in the History of Science at the University of Leeds and author of, among other books, Michael Faraday, Sandemanian and Scientist.

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Representations of the Sciences in Nineteenth-Century Periodicals

Nineteenth-century Britain saw an explosion of periodical literature, with the publication of over 100,000 different magazines and newspapers for a growing market of eager readers. The Victorian periodical press became an important medium for the dissemination of scientific ideas. Every major scientific advance in the nineteenth century was trumpeted and analyzed in periodicals ranging from intellectual quarterlies such as the Edinburgh Review to popular weeklies like the Mirror of Literature, from religious periodicals such as the Evangelical Magazine to the atheistic Oracle of Reason.