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Peter J. Bowler, Queen's University, Belfast

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Biography

Peter J. Bowler is Professor Emeritus of the history of science at Queen's University, Belfast. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. He has written extensively on the history of evolution theory (see Evolution: The History of An Idea, 25th anniversary edition, 2009) and on science and religion. His current research is on popular science in early twentieth-century Britain.

Contact

p.bowler@qub.ac.uk

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Research Interests

Environmental sciences, history of - evolution - popular science - science and religion.

Themes

Earth, Air, Fire, Water.

Selected Publications

Bowler, P. J. (2009) Evolution: The history of an idea. 25th anniversary edition. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Bowler, P. J. (2009) Science for all: The popularization of science in early twentieth-century Britain. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Bowler, P. J. (2007) Monkey trials and gorilla sermons: Evolution and Christianity from Darwin to intelligent design. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Bowler, P. J. and Morus, I. R. (2005) Making modern science: A historical survey. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Bowler, P. J. (2005) The Earth Encompassed: A History of the Environmental Sciences. New York: WW Norton & Co.

Bowler, P. J. (2003) Evolution: The history of an idea. 3rd ed. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Bowler, P. J. (2001) Reconciling science and religion: The debate in early-twentieth-century. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Bowler, P. J. and Whyte, N. (eds.) (1997) Science and society in Ireland: The social context of science and technology in Ireland, 1800-1950. Belfast: Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University of Belfast.

Bowler, P. J. (1992) The eclipse of Darwinism: Anti-Darwinian evolution theories in the decades around 1900. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Bowler, P. J. (1992) The Fontana history of the environmental sciences. London: Fontana.

Bowler, P. J. (1990) Charles Darwin: The man and his influence. London: Blackwell.