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Fine lines : Vladimir Nabokov's scientific art

Author: Stephen H Blackwell; Kurt Johnson
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first comprehensive, interdisciplinary accounting of Nabokov's scientific work, its significance in his artistry, and his contribution to evolutionary theory

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov; Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen H Blackwell; Kurt Johnson
ISBN: 9780300220582 0300220588
OCLC Number: 942588708
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Anatomical diagrams --
Introduction --
Black and white figures --
Color plates --
Essays. Drawing with words : the toothwort white and related natural history motifs in Pale fire / Robert Dirig ; A few notes on Nabokov's childhood entomology / Victor Fet ; Chance, nature's practical jokes, and the "non-utilitarian delights" of butterfly mimicry / Victoria N. Alexander ; Nabokov's evolution / James Mallet ; Fictional realsim : scaling the twin peaks of art and science / Dorion Sagan ; Mountains of detail : on the trail with Nabokov's blues / Lauren K. Lucas, Matthew L. Forister, James A. Fordyce, and Chris C. Nice ; Nabokov's morphology : an experiment in appropriated terminology / Stephen H. Blackwell ; Swift and underwing, boulderfield and bog : how Nabokov drew the world from its details / Robert Michael Pyle ; Enchanted hunting : Lolita and Lolita, Diana and diana / Brian Boyd ; Nabokov's notes and labels from the Museum of Comparative Zoology : boon for a recondite biographer or data for a serious systematist? / Naomi E. Pierce, Rodney Eastwood, Roger Vila, Andrew Berry, and Thomas Dai --
Chronology of Nabokov's life.
Other Titles: Vladimir Nabokov's scientific art
Responsibility: edited by Stephen H. Blackwell & Kurt Johnson.

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