A M Lucas

A M Lucas

King's College

H-index: 23

North America-United States

About A M Lucas

A M Lucas, With an exceptional h-index of 23 and a recent h-index of 9 (since 2020), a distinguished researcher at King's College, specializes in the field of Science Education, environmental education, history of science, public understanding of science, museum education.

His recent articles reflect a diverse array of research interests and contributions to the field:

ASHBY, Jack. Platypus matters: the extraordinary story of Australian mammals; HOLMES, Branden and LINNARD, Gareth (editors). Thylacine: the history, ecology and loss of the …

WITTON, Mark P. and MICHEL, Ellinor. The art and science of the Crystal Palace dinosaurs

A new edition of the ‘Published works of Ferdinand JH Mueller’: bibliographical issues and questions of effective publication of ostensible preprints

FALLON, Richard. Reimagining dinosaurs in late Victorian and Edwardian literature. How the ‘terrible lizard’became a transatlantic cultural icon

BEINART, William and DUBOW, Saul. The scientific imagination in South Africa: 1700 to the present

GOODMAN, Jordan. Planting the world. Joseph Banks and his collectors: an adventurous history of botany

KIRCHBERGER, Ulricke and BENNETT, Brett M. (editors). Environments of empire: networks and agents of ecological change

David J. MABBERLEY, Botanical Revelation: European Encounters with Australian Plants before Darwin

A M Lucas Information

University

King's College

Position

Chelsea College Flinders University Ohio State University

Citations(all)

2665

Citations(since 2020)

381

Cited By

2566

hIndex(all)

23

hIndex(since 2020)

9

i10Index(all)

43

i10Index(since 2020)

9

Email

University Profile Page

King's College

A M Lucas Skills & Research Interests

Science Education

environmental education

history of science

public understanding of science

museum education

Top articles of A M Lucas

ASHBY, Jack. Platypus matters: the extraordinary story of Australian mammals; HOLMES, Branden and LINNARD, Gareth (editors). Thylacine: the history, ecology and loss of the …

Authors

AM Lucas

Published Date

2023/10

I already own Ann Moyal’s Platypus (2001) and Robert Paddle’s Thylacine (2000), and now these two volumes arrive. Ashby cites Moyal only once, as a source for a comment by Geoffroy on the implausibility of reports of platypus milk (p. 141) but this does not mean he has ignored her work, as he usefully cites mostly primary sources. Paddle (2000) and his later works are cited frequently in the Holmes and Linnard volume, sometimes in rebuttal (for example, pp. 60, 63), sometimes to support a “fact”, but usually more generally, almost as if he must be acknowledged in any thylacine discussion. Although they necessarily overlap, the range of these new works is broader than the earlier ones. Ashby uses “the world’s greatest animal–the platypus”(p. 19) as a hook on which to hang general arguments about Australian animals, placental and marsupial as well as the monotremes. The volume is partly autobiographical …

WITTON, Mark P. and MICHEL, Ellinor. The art and science of the Crystal Palace dinosaurs

Authors

AM Lucas

Published Date

2023/4

Dinosaurs sell. Hence the title of this book? It is about more than the dinosaurs at Crystal Palace, however precisely or loosely defined. That, though, is not a new ploy. Dinosaurs, especially Iguanodon, were the focus of many articles (p. 62) in the marketing hype for the New Crystal Palace at Sydenham. The book deals with the whole of the outdoor Geological Court–recreated, representative geological sites as well as models of prehistoric animals–made in the 1850s and untouched by the fire that destroyed the titular Crystal Palace in 1936.Part 1 explores the carefully planned visitor route through geological time based very closely on features of real British geological sites, a vision that, like the models, was uninterpreted except in a purchasable guidebook. It also discusses the techniques used to create both the setting and the models. Part 2 deals with the conception, construction and change over a century and …

A new edition of the ‘Published works of Ferdinand JH Mueller’: bibliographical issues and questions of effective publication of ostensible preprints

Authors

AM Lucas

Published Date

2023

A new edition of the list of Ferdinand (von) Mueller’s published works has been prepared, based upon that originally published in Muelleria in 1978 and 1984, and then later revised in 1998. The new edition is one of several supporting documents prepared by the editors of the von Mueller Correspondence Project (https://vmcp. rbg. vic. gov. au/). The bibliographic implications of multiple contemporary republications of Mueller’s articles and his use of extra-prints are discussed. Mueller’s widespread use of extra-prints is examined and factors to be considered in determining effective publication status are discussed and exemplified.

FALLON, Richard. Reimagining dinosaurs in late Victorian and Edwardian literature. How the ‘terrible lizard’became a transatlantic cultural icon

Authors

AM Lucas

Published Date

2022/10

The subtitle accurately limits the geo-cultural scope of Fallon’s study of Anglophone writing. He does not ignore studies of museum displays of reconstructed prehistoric animals, but argues that writing, both scientific popularization and imaginative fiction, played a critical role in elevating dinosaurs to their mythic status. I focus on elements in his study relevant to readers of this journal: the role of popular scientific writing in elaborating a “vision” of dinosaurs, and his claim that “the reimagining of dinosaurs fed into the reimagining of how scientific knowledge itself was being created, communicated, and consumed”.Reimagining refers to the widespread popularity that dinosaurs achieved after the American discoveries of intact large fossils created an interest that did not exist for the incomplete specimens described by Richard Owen in the mid-nineteenth century; Mary Anning’s Ichthyosaurus was more exciting …

BEINART, William and DUBOW, Saul. The scientific imagination in South Africa: 1700 to the present

Authors

AM Lucas

Published Date

2022/4

Historians of natural history may not see this title as being applicable to them. That would be a mistake. Although its scope includes the physical sciences there is much relevant to those interested in the developing “western” understanding and exploitation of living material, fossils–especially those related to human ancestry–and minerals. The discussion of early exploration and English and Dutch colonial collecting is relatively familiar, but framed as interactions between scientifically curious travellers and local knowledge. That theme permeates many of the other periods considered, culminating in a revealing treatment of the twenty-first-century interactions between “Big Science and indigenous knowledge”, which includes a discussion of events when HIV/AIDS first spread to South Africa. President Mbeki, in what became a disastrous public health policy, encouraged untested indigenous alternatives to …

GOODMAN, Jordan. Planting the world. Joseph Banks and his collectors: an adventurous history of botany

Authors

Arthur M Lucas

Published Date

2021/10

Joseph Banks was such a man of affairs that, in addition to several biographies, numerous book-length studies deal with specific aspects of his life and work. Goodman’s is a worthy addition to the focused studies of, for example, George Mackaness Sir Joseph Banks: his relations with Australia (Sydney, 1936),

KIRCHBERGER, Ulricke and BENNETT, Brett M. (editors). Environments of empire: networks and agents of ecological change

Authors

AM Lucas

Published Date

2021/4

Successful books based on a selection of conference papers depend on skilful editors providing context in an introduction and summing up in an epilogue. Kirchberger’s introduction is very helpful, emphasizing that these case studies offer a “comparative and transnational perspective” on the ways that “imperialism and colonization transformed… natural environments”. The collection usefully expands the existing literature that has focussed mainly on Britain and its colonies. Indeed, the chapter end-notes provide a way into the wider literature, introducing a wealth of scholarship too often ignored by monolingual anglophones.Mid-nineteenth century tobacco acclimatisation in France failed, and amid related political scandals and attribution of blame, to supply the home market, attention turned to acclimatization in its North African colonies (chapter by van Wickeren). Controlling supplies was also the economic …

David J. MABBERLEY, Botanical Revelation: European Encounters with Australian Plants before Darwin

Authors

AM Lucas

Published Date

2020/10

This book has been uncommonly difficult to review. The rich illustrations, with their informative captions, kept distracting me from the narrative text. This undoubtedly reflects the origin of the volume: a “desire for order and context” in the books and paintings collected by the banker and philanthropist Peter Crossing resulted in him appointing Mabberley to write this book (p. vii). The great majority of the illustrations are drawn from Crossing material so that the book is a celebration of that collection. But there are some unexpected inclusions: a copy of Charles Louis L’Héritier’s Sertum Anglicum with parts containing interfiled specimens, creating a book herbarium that probably once belonged to Francis Boott, and a copy of the catalogue of Joseph Banks’s natural history library inscribed to Jacques-Julien Houtour de Labillardière.“The continuous narrative is almost exclusively focussed on the books in Peter Crossing’s …

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What is A M Lucas's h-index at King's College?

The h-index of A M Lucas has been 9 since 2020 and 23 in total.

What are A M Lucas's top articles?

The articles with the titles of

ASHBY, Jack. Platypus matters: the extraordinary story of Australian mammals; HOLMES, Branden and LINNARD, Gareth (editors). Thylacine: the history, ecology and loss of the …

WITTON, Mark P. and MICHEL, Ellinor. The art and science of the Crystal Palace dinosaurs

A new edition of the ‘Published works of Ferdinand JH Mueller’: bibliographical issues and questions of effective publication of ostensible preprints

FALLON, Richard. Reimagining dinosaurs in late Victorian and Edwardian literature. How the ‘terrible lizard’became a transatlantic cultural icon

BEINART, William and DUBOW, Saul. The scientific imagination in South Africa: 1700 to the present

GOODMAN, Jordan. Planting the world. Joseph Banks and his collectors: an adventurous history of botany

KIRCHBERGER, Ulricke and BENNETT, Brett M. (editors). Environments of empire: networks and agents of ecological change

David J. MABBERLEY, Botanical Revelation: European Encounters with Australian Plants before Darwin

are the top articles of A M Lucas at King's College.

What are A M Lucas's research interests?

The research interests of A M Lucas are: Science Education, environmental education, history of science, public understanding of science, museum education

What is A M Lucas's total number of citations?

A M Lucas has 2,665 citations in total.

What are the co-authors of A M Lucas?

The co-authors of A M Lucas are Paul Black, Isabel García-Rodeja-Gayoso.

    Co-Authors

    H-index: 71
    Paul Black

    Paul Black

    King's College London

    H-index: 14
    Isabel García-Rodeja-Gayoso

    Isabel García-Rodeja-Gayoso

    Universidad de Santiago de Compostela

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