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VIII. The Literature of Science

§ 3. Whewell’s History of the Inductive Sciences

By way of addition to this preliminary statement, we may also, in passing, mention the History of the Inductive Sciences, published by Whewell in 1837. It put together in a readable form the leading facts connected with the history and growth of science, and, though open to criticism on questions of details—as was inevitable in the case of an encyclopaedic work of the kind—it served a useful purpose. Hardly less important was The Penny Cyclopaedia, issued in twenty-seven volumes in 1833–43 with three supplements.