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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Judy A Hayden
|Description:||xi, 244 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Introduction - travel narratives: the new science and literary discourse; Intersections and cross-fertilization, Judy A. Hayden; Part I Inquiry and Fact: Directing the Course of Knowledge: Inquiries, heads and directions: orienting early modern travel, Daniel Carey; Forming knowledge: natural philosophy and English travel writing, Julia Schleck; Geography and authority in the Royal Society's instructions for travellers, Jason Pearl.; Part II New Science, New Worlds: Traditions of the monstrous in William Dampier's New Holland, Geraldine Barnes; Writing 'science fiction' in the shadow of war: bodily transgressions in Margaret Cavendish's Blazing World, Holly Faith Nelson and Sharon Alkers; 'As far as a woman's reasoning may go': Aphra Behn, Oroonoko, and the new science, Judy Hayden; Roger Phequewell, colonial man of science: re-reading imperial fantasy in Merryland, Marcia Nichols.; Part III Charting Knowledge, Mapping Encounters: Telescopic voyages: Galileo and the invention of lunar cartography, Howard Marchitello; Defoe the geographer: redefining the 'wonderful' in A Tour thro' the Whole Island of Great Britain, Jesse Edwards.; Part IV The Curiosity of Travel: Spectating science in the early modern collection, Barbara Benedict; Works cited; Index.|
|Responsibility:||[edited by] Judy A. Hayden.|