Media Science before the Great War

  • PeterĀ Broks

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
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    Pages 1-13
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    Pages 14-27
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    Pages 28-40
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    Pages 41-52
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    Pages 53-65
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    Pages 66-82
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    Pages 83-97
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    Pages 98-110
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    Pages 111-127
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    Pages 128-133
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 134-183

About this book


The rise of the mass media and professional science makes the years before the Great War an important formative period in the history of popular science. Peter Broks explores the magazines of the time and uncovers the scientist as hero and villain; science for and against religion; animal biographies and a new empathy with nature; technology as evolutionary progress; utopian visions and degenerationst fears. Through this cultural analysis of popular science he shows how Victorian hopes turned into Edwardian disillusion.


evolution mass media media science

Authors and affiliations

  • PeterĀ Broks
    • 1
  1. 1.University of the West of EnglandBristolUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-25045-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-25043-1
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