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

Author: Laura Dassow Walls
Publisher: Madison : The University of Wisconsin Press, 1995.
Series: Science and literature., Univ. of Wisconsin Press.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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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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Named Person: Henry David Thoreau
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Dassow Walls
ISBN: 0299147401 9780299147402 0299147444 9780299147440
OCLC Number: 469424743
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 280-293.
Description: 1 vol. (XIII-300 p.) ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Science and literature., Univ. of Wisconsin Press.
Responsibility: Laura Dassow Walls.
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