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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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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Seeing new worlds.
Madison WI : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1995
(DLC) 95007401
Named Person: Henry David Thoreau
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Dassow Walls
ISBN: 9780299147440 0299147401 9780299147402 0299147444
OCLC Number: 897029901
Notes: Printbegrænsninger : Der kan printes 40 sider pr. bog pr. session
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 300 p. :) ill., map
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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