Making the monster : (Record no. 163744)

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008 - FIXED-LENGTH DATA ELEMENTS--GENERAL INFORMATION
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010 ## - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CONTROL NUMBER
LC control number 2017492179
020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 9781472933737
Qualifying information (hardback)
020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 1472933737
Qualifying information (hardback)
035 ## - SYSTEM CONTROL NUMBER
System control number (OCoLC)ocn982650868
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042 ## - AUTHENTICATION CODE
Authentication code lccopycat
043 ## - GEOGRAPHIC AREA CODE
Geographic area code e-uk---
050 00 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CALL NUMBER
Classification number PR5397.F73
Item number H37 2018
100 1# - MAIN ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Harkup, Kathryn
Relator term author
9 (RLIN) 13714
245 10 - TITLE STATEMENT
Title Making the monster :
Remainder of title the science behind Mary Shelley's Frankenstein /
Statement of responsibility, etc. Kathryn Harkup.
260 ## - PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, ETC. (IMPRINT)
Place of publication, distribution, etc. London ;
-- New York :
Name of publisher, distributor, etc. Bloomsbury Sigma,
Date of publication, distribution, etc. c2018.
300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Extent 304 pages :
Other physical details illustrations, portraits ;
Dimensions 22 centimetres.
336 ## - CONTENT TYPE
Content type term text
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Media type term unmediated
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338 ## - CARRIER TYPE
Carrier type term volume
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490 1# - SERIES STATEMENT
Series statement The Bloomsbury Sigma series ;
Volume/sequential designation book 31
500 ## - GENERAL NOTE
General note "From the author of A is for Arsenic"--Cover.
500 ## - GENERAL NOTE
General note Sign by the author and presented to the Science Museum.
504 ## - BIBLIOGRAPHY, ETC. NOTE
Bibliography, etc Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-296) and index.
505 0# - FORMATTED CONTENTS NOTE
Formatted contents note part 1. Conception. Enlightenment ; Development ; Elopement ; Nascent -- part 2. Creation. Education ; Inspiration ; Collection ; Preservation ; Construction ; Electrification ; Reanimation -- part 3. Birth. Life ; Death -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Timeline of events.
520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc. The year 1818 saw the publication of one of the most influential science-fiction stories of all time. Frankenstein: Or, Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley had a huge impact on gothic horror and science fiction genres. The name Frankenstein has become part of our everyday language, often used in derogatory terms to describe scientists who have overstepped a perceived moral line. But how did a 19-year-old woman with no formal education come up with the idea for an extraordinary novel such as Frankenstein? The period of 1790?1820 saw huge advances in our understanding of electricity and physiology. Sensational science demonstrations caught the imagination of the general public, and newspapers were full of tales of murderers and resurrectionists. It is unlikely that Frankenstein would have been successful in his attempts to create life back in 1818. However, advances in medical science mean we have overcome many of the stumbling blocks that would have thwarted his ambition. We can resuscitate people using defibrillators, save lives using blood transfusions, and prolong life through organ transplants--these procedures are nowadays considered almost routine. Many of these modern achievements are a direct result of 19th century scientists conducting their gruesome experiments on the dead. Making the Monster explores the science behind Shelley's book. From tales of reanimated zombie kittens to electrical experiments on human cadavers, Kathryn Harkup examines the science and scientists that influenced Mary Shelley and inspired her most famous creation, Victor Frankenstein. While, thankfully, we are still far from being able to recreate Victor's "creature," scientists have tried to create the building blocks of life, and the dream of creating life-forms from scratch is now tantalizingly close.
600 10 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft,
Dates associated with a name 1797-1851
General subdivision Knowledge and learning
-- Science.
600 10 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft,
Dates associated with a name 1797-1851.
Title of a work Frankenstein
9 (RLIN) 13710
600 10 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Frankenstein, Victor
Titles and other words associated with a name (Fictitious character)
9 (RLIN) 13707
600 00 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Frankenstein's Monster
Titles and other words associated with a name (Fictitious character)
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Literature and science
Geographic subdivision Great Britain
General subdivision History
Chronological subdivision 19th century.
9 (RLIN) 11452
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Science fiction, English
General subdivision History and criticism.
9 (RLIN) 13724
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Horror tales, English
General subdivision History and criticism.
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Science in literature
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650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Scientists in literature
9 (RLIN) 3166
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Monsters in literature.
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Science
General subdivision History
9 (RLIN) 2887
830 #0 - SERIES ADDED ENTRY--UNIFORM TITLE
Uniform title Bloomsbury sigma series ;
Volume number/sequential designation book 31
999 ## - SYSTEM CONTROL NUMBERS (KOHA)
Koha biblionumber 163744
Koha biblioitemnumber 163744
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Koha biblioitemnumber 163744
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        Science & Technology Studies Collection Science Museum London Science Museum London Dana Research Centre Library: Books 2019-06-06 1 1 82-3:93 HARKUP 2402384979 2019-11-27 2019-07-26 2019-07-26 Book