Science in wonderland : the scientific fairy tales of Victorian Britain /

In Victorian Britain an array of writers captured the excitement of new scientific discoveries, and enticed young readers and listeners into learning their secrets, by converting introductory explanations into quirky, charming, and imaginative fairy-tales; forces could be fairies, dinosaurs could be...

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Main Author: Keene, Melanie (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Edition:First edition.
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Summary:In Victorian Britain an array of writers captured the excitement of new scientific discoveries, and enticed young readers and listeners into learning their secrets, by converting introductory explanations into quirky, charming, and imaginative fairy-tales; forces could be fairies, dinosaurs could be dragons, and looking closely at a drop of water revealed a soup of monsters. Science in Wonderland explores how these stories were presented and read. Melanie Keene introduces and analyses a range of Victorian scientific fairy-tales, from nursery classics such as The Water-Babies to the little-known.
Physical Description:1 online resource
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780191639630
019163963X
1322830800
9781322830803
0199662657
9780199662654