Bernard Lightman is professor of humanities at York University and president of the History of Science Society. Among his most recent publications are the edited collections Global Spencerism: The Communication and Appropriation of a Brit Michael S. Reidy is professor of history at Montana State University. He is author of Tides of History: Ocean Science and Her Majesty's Navy and coauthor, with Alan G. Gross and Joseph E. Harmon, of Communicating Science: The Scientific A
"Adds significantly to the ways in which Tyndall's life and work
can be viewed within the history of science."
--The Dispersal of Darwin
"An important and timely volume, providing significant insight into the conflicts and agreements within nineteenth-century science. All the chapters make useful contributions, while two or three should become staples on future reading lists."
--Journal of Historical Geography
"Catalyzed by the transcription labor of some 6,000 letters to and from Tyndall, the scholars involved are building a richer sense of an eloquent, assertive individual important to the Victorian scientific elite, and one whose ability to provoke debate over matters of authority and faith gave him a place in the wider culture as well."
"Provides a striking view of various scientific naturalists and their interactions with opponents."
"This rich collection of essays concentrates on underexplored aspects of the development of scientific naturalism in the nineteenth century . . . an excellent book, and one can confidently expect that the arguments played out in this volume will continue to be replayed in changing social, political and religious settings."
--British Journal for the History of Science