Reading about science in nineteenth century Brazil: Revista Popular , 1859-1862

The aim of this text is to analyze how issues relating to the communication of science to the public were treated in a Brazilian periodical, Revista Popular , published by Livraria e Casa Editorial Garnier between 1859 and 1862. The science-related sections are investigated, the prologues are analyzed, the topics included in the magazine’s coverage of scientific commissions and expeditions around Brazil are examined, and the authors and editors are identified. The analysis indicates the importance of the periodical’s role in divulging information about the potential development of a national science to a broader readership than those who had access to strictly intellectual circles.

Livraria e Casa Editorial Garnier; Revista Popular ; science communication; Brazil

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