"Adds a nuanced layer of understanding to how culture, class, gender and distance were played out . . . deserves to be read by scholars of identity, cultural geography and, especially, nineteenth-century science."
—British Society for the History of Science
"Offers groundbreaking insights into provincial science in Victorian Britain and a fruitful method for studying the intersection of geography and science in history. Carefully researched and nicely illustrated, it is a must-read for scholars who study Victorian Science."
"Provides a sophisticated and empirically grounded new regional geography of scientific culture in the nineteenth century."