Science for Children - Popular Science in the 19th Century

From: Alison Lewis (Alison@THOEMMES.COM)
Date: Fri Feb 14 2003 - 13:24:03 EST

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    Dear List members

    Thoemmes Press is an independent publisher based in Bristol, UK
    ( We make available primary source materials to the
    academic library market and publish a prize-winning programme of
    biographical dictionaries.

    Our website ( has a range of free online resources
    including: e-newsletters; featured subject areas; special promotions on
    selected titles; relevant links; competitions; essays; texts; biographical
    encyclopedia and a recently updated gallery with more than 450 portraits of
    individuals from the History of Ideas. Please be sure to tell your
    colleagues and students about the services we provide to the international
    History of Ideas community.

    Science for Children ( is the first
    collection in our new series 'Popular Science in the Nineteenth Century'.
    Introduced by a very prestigious board of Editors and lavishly illustrated,
    the collection offers an exciting picture of the scientific issues which
    most fascinated the nineteenth-century audience and demonstrates how science
    was portrayed as an appropriate form of entertainment for children, at the
    same time as providing knowledge. Future titles in this series, will include
    Science by Women and biographies of Popular Scientists.

    With many thanks and best wishes

    Alison Lewis, Marketing Manager
    Thoemmes Press, 11 Great George Street, BRISTOL, BS1 5RR, UK
    Tel: 0117 929 1377 Fax: 0117 922 1918

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