Murray published works of the great scientists and innovators of the 19th century. Foremost among them is the naturalist Charles Darwin, whose theories of evolution affected nearly all branches of science. Murray also published many other works around this debate, both in favour and opposition to Darwin's theories.
Each of these men advanced our understanding of nature and science, and their ideas helped shape the modern world.
Somerville – 'Queen of Science'
However it was a woman, Mary Somerville, who was perhaps the most successful of Murray's scientific writers. Known as the 'Queen of Science', the self-taught Somerville wrote immensely successful books on mathematics and science. She popularised for a mass reading market the important work of so many others.
Who's who in science
Scientist of expressions
Queen of Science