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The Resource Open fields : science in cultural encounter, Gillian Beer

Open fields : science in cultural encounter, Gillian Beer

Label
Open fields : science in cultural encounter
Title
Open fields
Title remainder
science in cultural encounter
Statement of responsibility
Gillian Beer
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Science always raises more questions than it can contain. These challenging essays explore how ideas are transformed as they come under the stress of unforeseen readers. Using a wealth of material from diverse nineteenth- and twentieth-century writing, Gillian Beer tracks encounters between science, literature, and other forms of emotional experience. Her analysis discloses issues of chance, gender, nation, and desire." "A substantial group of essays centres on Darwin and the incentives of his thinking, from language theory to his encounters with Fuegians. Other essays include Hardy, Helmholtz, Hopkins, Clerk Maxwell, and Woolf. The collection throws a different light on Victorian experience and the rise of modernism, and engages with current controversies about the place of science in culture."--BOOK JACKET
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Beer, Gillian
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • English literature
  • Literature and science
  • Science in literature
  • Great Britain
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Darwin, Charles
Label
Open fields : science in cultural encounter, Gillian Beer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Four Bodies on the Beagle: Touch, Sight, and Writing in a Darwin Letter.
  • p. 13
  • 2.
  • Can the Native Return?.
  • p. 31
  • 3.
  • Travelling the Other Way: Travel Narratives and Truth Claims.
  • p. 55
  • 4.
  • Speaking for the Others: Relativism and Authority in Victorian Anthropological Writing.
  • p. 71
  • 5.
  • Darwin and the Growth of Language Theory.
  • p. 95
  • 6.
  • Forging the Missing Link: Interdisciplinary Stories.
  • p. 115
  • 7.
  • Problems of Description in the Language of Discovery.
  • p. 149
  • 8.
  • Translation or Transformation? The Relation of Literature and Science.
  • p. 173
  • 9.
  • Parable, Professionalization, and Literary Allusion in Victorian Scientific Writing.
  • p. 196
  • 10.
  • 'The Death of the Sun': Victorian Solar Physics and Solar Theory.
  • p. 219
  • 11.
  • Helmholtz, Tyndall, Gerard Manley Hopkins: Leaps of the Prepared Imagination.
  • p. 242
  • 12.
  • Reader's Wager: Lots, Sorts, and Futures.
  • p. 273
  • 13.
  • Wave Theory and the Rise of Literary Modernism.
  • p. 295
  • 14.
  • Square Rounds and Other Awkward Fits: Chemistry as Theatre.
  • p. 321
  • Index.
  • p. 333
Control code
070011986787
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 341 p.
Isbn
9780198183693
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Open fields : science in cultural encounter, Gillian Beer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Four Bodies on the Beagle: Touch, Sight, and Writing in a Darwin Letter.
  • p. 13
  • 2.
  • Can the Native Return?.
  • p. 31
  • 3.
  • Travelling the Other Way: Travel Narratives and Truth Claims.
  • p. 55
  • 4.
  • Speaking for the Others: Relativism and Authority in Victorian Anthropological Writing.
  • p. 71
  • 5.
  • Darwin and the Growth of Language Theory.
  • p. 95
  • 6.
  • Forging the Missing Link: Interdisciplinary Stories.
  • p. 115
  • 7.
  • Problems of Description in the Language of Discovery.
  • p. 149
  • 8.
  • Translation or Transformation? The Relation of Literature and Science.
  • p. 173
  • 9.
  • Parable, Professionalization, and Literary Allusion in Victorian Scientific Writing.
  • p. 196
  • 10.
  • 'The Death of the Sun': Victorian Solar Physics and Solar Theory.
  • p. 219
  • 11.
  • Helmholtz, Tyndall, Gerard Manley Hopkins: Leaps of the Prepared Imagination.
  • p. 242
  • 12.
  • Reader's Wager: Lots, Sorts, and Futures.
  • p. 273
  • 13.
  • Wave Theory and the Rise of Literary Modernism.
  • p. 295
  • 14.
  • Square Rounds and Other Awkward Fits: Chemistry as Theatre.
  • p. 321
  • Index.
  • p. 333
Control code
070011986787
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 341 p.
Isbn
9780198183693
Other physical details
ill.

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