Macmillan Science

Science and Controversy

A Biography of Sir Norman Lockyer, Founder Editor of Nature

Authors: Meadows, A.

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Sir Norman Lockyer left Nature , the world's leading scientific journal, as his lasting memorial. But his life, and controversial theories, are an important part of science history. His ideas were at the forefront of public debate, and ranged from brilliant to perverse. This entertaining book is a fascinating insight into his eventful life

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Jack Meadows was formerly Professor of Astronomy and of the History of Science at Leicester University, UK. He is now Emeritus Professor of Information Science at Loughborough University, UK.

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'Meadows's biography constitutes an important, absorbing and eminently readable narrative of Lockyer's role in transforming the practice and social organization of late Victorian science.' - Zaheer Baber, Nature

'This book, now republished after 30 years, is well researched and well written throughout, giving an excellent glimpse into the life of an eminent Victorian scientist.' - John Uttin, Chemistry World


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Science and Controversy
Book Subtitle
A Biography of Sir Norman Lockyer, Founder Editor of Nature
Authors
Series Title
Macmillan Science
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-59393-0
DOI
10.1007/978-0-230-59393-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-22020-1
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVI, 352
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