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Science and Controversy

A biography of Sir Norman Lockyer

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Part of the Macmillan Science book series (MACSCI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. A. J. Meadows
    Pages 1-15
  3. A. J. Meadows
    Pages 16-39
  4. A. J. Meadows
    Pages 40-74
  5. A. J. Meadows
    Pages 75-111
  6. A. J. Meadows
    Pages 112-133
  7. A. J. Meadows
    Pages 134-173
  8. A. J. Meadows
    Pages 174-206
  9. A. J. Meadows
    Pages 207-235
  10. A. J. Meadows
    Pages 236-255
  11. A. J. Meadows
    Pages 256-277
  12. A. J. Meadows
    Pages 278-305
  13. A. J. Meadows
    Pages 306-307
  14. A. J. Meadows
    Pages 308-328
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 329-352

About this book


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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About the authors

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