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The Resource Romantic science : the literary forms of natural history, Noah Heringman, editor

Romantic science : the literary forms of natural history, Noah Heringman, editor

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Romantic science : the literary forms of natural history
Title
Romantic science
Title remainder
the literary forms of natural history
Statement of responsibility
Noah Heringman, editor
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Although "romantic science" may sound like a paradox, much of the romance surrounding modern science - the mad scientist, the intuitive genius, the utopian transformation of nature - originated in the Romantic period. Romantic Science traces the literary and cultural politics surrounding the formation of the modern scientific disciplines emerging from eighteenth-century natural history. Revealing how scientific concerns were literary concerns in the Romantic period, the contributors uncover the vital role that new discoveries in earth, plant, and animal sciences played in the period's literary culture
  • As Thomas Pennant put it in 1772, "Natural History is, at present, the favourite science over all Europe, and the progress which has been made in it will distinguish and characterise the eighteenth century in the annals of literature." As they examine the social and literary ramifications of a particular branch or object of natural history, the contributors to this volume historicize our present intellectual landscape by reimagining and redrawing the disciplinary boundaries between literature and science."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
820.9/36
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.N3
LC item number
R66 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Heringman, Noah
Series statement
SUNY series, studies in the long nineteenth century
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Nature in literature
  • Literature and science
  • Natural history in literature
Label
Romantic science : the literary forms of natural history, Noah Heringman, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
51040651
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 281 pages
Isbn
9780791457016
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002042642
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Romantic science : the literary forms of natural history, Noah Heringman, editor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
51040651
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 281 pages
Isbn
9780791457016
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002042642
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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