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

Author: Laura Dassow Walls
Publisher: Madison, Wis. ; London : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1995
Series: Science and literature
Edition/Format:   Print book : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Henry David Thoreau
Material Type: Government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Dassow Walls
ISBN: 0299147401 9780299147402 0299147444 9780299147440
OCLC Number: 478281722
Description: xiii, 300 p. ; 24 cm ( cased)
Series Title: Science and literature
Responsibility: Laura Dassow Walls

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An excellent book, well-written, even eloquent. Walls is clearly the first scholar to read Thoreau thoroughly in the context both of the science of his own day and of the theory and philosophy of Read more...

 
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