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Erasmus Darwin

Erasmus Darwin  

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(1731–1802),embodied the botanical system of Linnaeus in his long poem The Loves of the Plants (1789). The work reappeared as Part II of The Botanic Garden (1791), of which Part I was ‘The Economy of ...
Joseph Johnson

Joseph Johnson  

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(1738–1809),a radical bookseller and publisher of St Paul's Churchyard, who held literary dinners over the shop, where his guests included Blake, Fuseli, Godwin, J. Priestley, and Paine. From 1788 to ...
Journals, Newspapers, and Gazettes

Journals, Newspapers, and Gazettes  

This entry contains five subentries, on journals, newspapers, and gazettes in Great Britain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Italy.Periodical publications, under many different names and ...
planetarium

planetarium  

A device for projecting a simulated view of the heavens on to the inside of a dome; or the building that houses such a projector.
pneumatics

pneumatics  

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In ancient contexts, suggests the fusion of the theoretical study of the properties of air (pneuma) with its practical applications. (It might be more accurate to say ‘fluids’ generally rather ...
Popularization

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Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

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2005
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945)
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4,317 words

To speak of the popularization of the Enlightenment implies first, the interlocking of sets of ideas, attitudes, and values that

printing house

printing house  

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The emergence of printing technology contributed fundamentally to scientific communication and the preservation of knowledge during the Scientific Revolution. Since the beginnings of European ...
professional society

professional society  

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Societies designed to affirm and serve the professional interests of members of disciplines or other scientific groupings came into existence in the late nineteenth century. The fields that first ...

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