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Novel Science: Fiction and the Invention of Nineteenth-Century Geology

Adelene Buckland

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226079684
eISBN:
9780226923635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923635.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book is an in-depth study of the shocking, groundbreaking, and sometimes beautiful writings of the gentlemen of the “heroic age” of geology and of the contribution these men made to the literary ... More


Formations

Adelene Buckland

in Novel Science: Fiction and the Invention of Nineteenth-Century Geology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226079684
eISBN:
9780226923635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923635.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

During the nineteenth-century, the public imagination was captured by the study of the ancient earth—an imagination that was fueled even more with the discovery of dinosaur fossils. This heralded a ... More


Origins

Michael Ruse

in Darwinism as Religion: What Literature Tells Us about Evolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190241025
eISBN:
9780190241056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190241025.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Christianity is a story of origins and Darwinism, in major respects its offspring, is likewise a story of origins. A process as slow and undirected as natural selection demands vast eons of time, ... More


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