Book ID: CBB159441382

Science in London: A Guide to Memorials (2021)


This book introduces the reader to the statues, busts, and memorial plaques of scientists, explorers, medicine men and women, and inventors found in the bustling capital of the United Kingdom, London. The former capital of the British Empire, London remains a world center of trade, navigation, finance and many more. It is also a hub of science, the seat of the Royal Society, Royal Institution, Science Museum, British Museum, Natural History Museum, and of great institutions of higher education. The historical figures depicted in these memorials are responsible for creating great institutions, milestone discoveries, contributions to the scientific and technological revolutions, fighting against epidemics, advancing medicine, and contributing to the progress seen during the past four hundred years. This is a guidebook for the visitor and the Londoner alike. It presents memorials that everybody is familiar with and others that the authors discovered during their years of painstaking research. The 750 images and the text, interlarded with anecdotes, is both informative and entertaining.

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Authors & Contributors
Dupree, Marguerite Wright
Harkness, Deborah E.
Gaya, Hannah
James, Frank A. J. L.
Kjaergaard, Peter C.
Fasol-Boltzmann, I. M.
British Journal for the History of Science
Notes and Records: The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science
Nuncius: Annali di Storia della Scienza
History of Science
VIET: Voprosy Istorii Estestvoznaniia i Tekhniki
Journal of Historical Geography
Yale University Press
V&R Unipress
Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers
Science and society
Memorials; commemorations
Scientific communities; interprofessional relations
Science and culture
Social class
Science, general histories
Lister, Joseph, Baron
Faraday, Michael
Darwin, Charles Robert
Boltzmann, Ludwig
Machamer, Peter K.
London (England)
Great Britain
Paris (France)
Berlin (Germany)
United States
19th century
20th century, early
16th century
20th century
17th century
18th century
Royal Society of London

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