About Me
An expert on Victorian science and culture, Fulbright scholar Laura J. Snyder was President of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science in 2009 and 2010, and is Associate Professor of Philosophy at St. John's University. Follow Laura Snyder on Facebook at http://facebook.com/authorLauraJSnyder.

Advance praise for THE PHILOSOPHICAL BREAKFAST CLUB, due out in February 2011:

"By tracing the careers of the four members of the Philosophical Breakfast Club, Laura Snyder has found a wonderful way not just to tell the great stories of 19th-century science, but to bring them vividly to life." – Tom Standage, author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses

“It is too easy to think that ‘science’ is what happens now, that modernity and scientific thought are inseparable. Yet as Laura Snyder so brilliantly shows in this riveting picture of the first heroic age, the nineteenth century saw the invention of the computer, of electrical impulses, the harnessing of the power of steam – the birth of railways, statistics and technology. In ‘The Philosophical Breakfast Club’ she draws an endearing – almost domestic – picture of four scientific titans, and shows how – through their very ‘clubbability’ – they created the scientific basis on which the modern world stands.” – Judith Flanders, author of Inside the Victorian Home