Science, Politics and Business in the Work of Sir John by Mark Patton PDF

By Mark Patton

Sir John Lubbock (1834-1913), first Lord Avebury, was once a number one determine within the medical, political and monetary global of Victorian Britain, and his existence offers an illuminating case examine into the ways in which those various elements have been interlinked in the course of the 19th century. Born right into a Kent banking kinfolk, Lubbock's schooling used to be drastically stimulated by way of his neighbour, Charles Darwin, and after the booklet of The starting place of Species, he was once certainly one of his such a lot vocal supporters. A pioneer of either entomology and archaeology and a winning writer, Lubbock additionally ran the family members financial institution from 1865 until eventually his demise in 1913, and served as a Liberal MP from 1870 till his ennoblement in 1900. In some of these roles he proved tremendous winning, however it is the inter-relations among technology, politics and company that types the center of this booklet. particularly it explores the best way Lubbock acted as a hyperlink among the medical worlds of Darwin, Huxley and Tyndall, the political global of Gladstone and Chamberlain and the company international of Edison and Carnegie. by way of tying those threads jointly this examine indicates the real position Lubbock performed in defining and popularising the Victorian perfect of growth and its dating to society, tradition and Empire.

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