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Chaos and Cosmos: Literary Roots of Modern Ecology in the British Nineteenth Century

Heidi C. M. Scott
Format
Book
Published
University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2014]
Language
Text in English
ISBN
9780271063836, 0271063831
Summary
"Traces an epistemological legacy from Romantic and Victorian ecological literature to modern scientific ecology. Investigates two essential and contrasting paradigms of nature that continue to be debated today"--Provided by publisher.
Contents
  • Chaos
  • Romantic chaos : natural patterns disturbed
  • Victorian chaos : industrial disruptions
  • Today's science nonfiction
  • Microcosm
  • Romantic microcosms : brain worlds
  • Victorian microcosms : domestic systems
  • Today's scientific modeling
  • Keats and ecology : a case study
  • The literary empiricist
  • Hyperion : the chaos of Tartarus
  • Microcosmic odes.
Description
210 pages ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-202) and index.
Technical Details
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