Yearbook of Facts in Science and Art: Primary Source Material on the Post-Industrial Revolution
Covering a momentus period in worldwide scientific discovery and technological advance, these concise sourcebooks provide information across the full spectrum of Victorian thought and endeavor. Collected from leading journals such as the "Proceedings of the Royal" "Society, Mechanics' Magazine, Nature, Monthly Chronicle, Athenaeum, Times, Philosophical Magazine, Railway Magazine, Annals of Natural History" and the "Literary Gazette, " the editors have reprinted reports of each year's most significant scientific events, speculations and observations. Included in this complete set of the series are the two supplementary volumes for the Great Exhibitions held in London in 1851 and 1862. As well as portraits and illustrations, each volume contains a subject index. Aimed at the popular end of Victorian intellectual curiosity, these volumes present a fascinating digest of a crucial period of Western scientific development in an easy-to-use and jargon-free manner. Together they form a chronological scientific encyclopaedia to enhance every reference library.
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