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
Subject
Genre
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beer, Gillian
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.S34
LC item number
B44 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Darwin, Charles
  • English literature
  • Literature and science
  • Science
  • Science in literature
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Littérature et sciences
  • Sciences
  • Sciences dans la littérature
  • Civilization
  • English literature
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Literature and science
  • Science
  • Science in literature
  • Letterkunde
  • Engels
  • Wetenschap
  • Culturele verschillen
  • Littérature et sciences
  • Sciences
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Sciences
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Literatur
  • Great Britain
  • Grande-Bretagne
  • Great Britain
  • Großbritannien
  • Englisch
Label
Open fields : science in cultural encounter, Gillian Beer
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
Contents
1. Four Bodies on the Beagle: Touch, Sight, and Writing in a Darwin Letter -- 2. Can the Native Return? -- 3. Travelling the Other Way: Travel Narratives and Truth Claims -- 4. Speaking for the Others: Relativism and Authority in Victorian Anthropological Writing -- 5. Darwin and the Growth of Language Theory -- 6. Forging the Missing Link: Interdisciplinary Stories -- 7. Problems of Description in the Language of Discovery -- 8. Translation or Transformation? The Relation of Literature and Science -- 9. Parable, Professionalization, and Literary Allusion in Victorian Scientific Writing -- 10. 'The Death of the Sun': Victorian Solar Physics and Solar Theory -- 11. Helmholtz, Tyndall, Gerard Manley Hopkins: Leaps of the Prepared Imagination -- 12. The Reader's Wager: Lots, Sorts, and Futures -- 13. Wave Theory and the Rise of Literary Modernism -- 14. Square Rounds and Other Awkward Fits: Chemistry as Theatre
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 341 pages
Isbn
9780198183693
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
95043234
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33441420
  • (OCoLC)ocm33441420
Label
Open fields : science in cultural encounter, Gillian Beer
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
Contents
1. Four Bodies on the Beagle: Touch, Sight, and Writing in a Darwin Letter -- 2. Can the Native Return? -- 3. Travelling the Other Way: Travel Narratives and Truth Claims -- 4. Speaking for the Others: Relativism and Authority in Victorian Anthropological Writing -- 5. Darwin and the Growth of Language Theory -- 6. Forging the Missing Link: Interdisciplinary Stories -- 7. Problems of Description in the Language of Discovery -- 8. Translation or Transformation? The Relation of Literature and Science -- 9. Parable, Professionalization, and Literary Allusion in Victorian Scientific Writing -- 10. 'The Death of the Sun': Victorian Solar Physics and Solar Theory -- 11. Helmholtz, Tyndall, Gerard Manley Hopkins: Leaps of the Prepared Imagination -- 12. The Reader's Wager: Lots, Sorts, and Futures -- 13. Wave Theory and the Rise of Literary Modernism -- 14. Square Rounds and Other Awkward Fits: Chemistry as Theatre
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 341 pages
Isbn
9780198183693
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
95043234
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33441420
  • (OCoLC)ocm33441420

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