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Natural History Societies and Civic Culture in Victorian Scotland


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Diarmid Finnegan is senior lecturer in human geography at Queen's University Belfast.


"A fascinating and engaging read."
--Victorians Institute Journal
"A valuable contribution to the histories and geographies of science."
--H-Net Reviews
"Fascinating and instructive."
--Archives of Natural History
"Gives us a rich understanding not only of where but also of how Victorian science was practised . . . deserves to be read by scholars of identity, cultural geography and, especially, nineteenth-century science."
--British Society for the History of Science
"In his subtle exploration [of these groups and their practices] Finnegan both advances our understanding of the Victorian man of science and points toward a new kind of history of the scientific self."
--Victorian Studies
"Should be on the shelves of anyone interested in nineteenth-century science in the British Isles."

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