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Seeing new worlds : Henry David Thoreau and nineteenth-century natural science

Author: Laura Dassow Walls
Publisher: Madison, WI : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1995.
Series: Science and literature.
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Considering Thoreau as a serious, committed scientist, this book offers an alternative understanding of his accomplishment and the place of science in American literature. It shows how Thoreau's  Read more...

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Walls, Laura Dassow.
Seeing new worlds.
Madison, WI : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)604772749
Named Person: Henry David Thoreau; Henry David Thoreau; Henry David Thoreau; Henry David Thoreau; Henry David Thoreau
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Dassow Walls
ISBN: 0299147401 9780299147402 0299147444 9780299147440
OCLC Number: 32091508
Description: xiii, 300 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Facts and truth : transcendental science from Cambridge to Concord --
The empire of thought and the republic of particulars --
Seeing new worlds : Thoreau and Humboldtian science --
Cosmos : knowing as worlding --
A plurality of worlds --
Walking the holy land.
Series Title: Science and literature.
Responsibility: Laura Dassow Walls.

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