John Murray published works by many 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 male Murray authors advanced our understanding of nature and science, and their ideas helped shape the modern world.
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.
Murray's scientific authors included: