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Metaphors of Change in the Language of Nineteenth-Century Fiction: Scott, Gaskell, and Kingsley

Megan Perigoe Stitt

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184423
eISBN:
9780191674242
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184423.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

From the beginning of the 19th century, the emerging study of language shared with geology certain metaphors — co-existing but mutually incompatible — to describe theories of change. The Tower of ... More


On Gaia: A Critical Investigation of the Relationship between Life and Earth

Toby Tyrrell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691121581
eISBN:
9781400847914
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691121581.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

One of the enduring questions about our planet is how it has remained continuously habitable over vast stretches of geological time despite the fact that its atmosphere and climate are potentially ... More


Origin and geomorphology of lakes in the polar regions

Reinhard Pienitz, Peter T. Doran, and Scott F. Lamoureux

in Polar Lakes and Rivers: Limnology of Arctic and Antarctic Aquatic Ecosystems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199213887
eISBN:
9780191707506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213887.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Aquatic Biology

A characteristic and often dominant feature of many polar landscapes is the great diversity and abundance of their standing waters especially in the Arctic. By comparison, Antarctica has ... More


Geological Constraints and Organizational Implications

Alfred Michael Hirt

in Imperial Mines and Quarries in the Roman World: Organizational Aspects 27 BC-AD 235

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199572878
eISBN:
9780191721885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572878.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the geology and topography of marble outcrops and ore deposits which very much dictates the technology employed and the scale of extractive operations. These restrictions ... More


Physical geography and geography as an environmental science

Ken Gregory

in A Century of British Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262863
eISBN:
9780191734076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262863.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

The evolution of physical geography in Britain over the last 100 years cannot be divorced from developments elsewhere, and by the year 2000 it had become increasingly difficult to distinguish ... More


Genesis before Darwin: Why Scripture Needed Liberating from Science

Francis Watson

in Reading Genesis after Darwin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383355
eISBN:
9780199870561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383355.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, History of Christianity

It is commonly assumed that "Darwin" represents the triumph of scientific rationality over scripture and superstition—an assumption combining ignorance of history with a philosophically naïve account ... More


What Difference Did Darwin Make?: The Interpretation of Genesis in the Nineteenth Century

John Rogerson

in Reading Genesis after Darwin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383355
eISBN:
9780199870561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383355.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, History of Christianity

Darwin's On the Origin of Species made much less of an impact on the interpretation of Genesis than might have been expected. This was largely because geological discoveries and their implications ... More


Genesis and the Scientists: Dissonance among the Harmonizers

John Hedley Brooke

in Reading Genesis after Darwin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383355
eISBN:
9780199870561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383355.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, History of Christianity

This chapter examines attempts made to harmonize the creation narratives with geology before the impact of Darwinism. Despite a vastly greater age for the earth and the problem of extinction, ... More


A <i>Comédie (sur)humaine</i>

Mary Orr

in Flaubert's Tentation: Remapping Nineteenth-Century French Histories of Religion and Science

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199258581
eISBN:
9780191718083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258581.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The crucial defamiliarization of 19th‐century French science set up via the Alexandrian Schools in Part Two allows Hilarion to return as intermediary/antagonist once more, this time as ... More


 Sinai: The Great and Terrible Wilderness

James K. Hoffmeier

in Ancient Israel in Sinai: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Wilderness Traditions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195155464
eISBN:
9780199835652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/0195155467.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The Hebrew terminology is reviewed in an effort to determine the origin of the biblical words Sinai and Horeb. An attempt is made to identify the ancient Egyptian name for Sinai; it is probably bi3. ... More


How Vertebrates Left the Water

Michel Laurin

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266476
eISBN:
9780520947986
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266476.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

More than three hundred million years ago—a relatively recent date in the two billion years since life first appeared—vertebrate animals first ventured onto land. This illustrated book describes how ... More


The Third Planet

Frank H. T. Rhodes

in Earth: A Tenant's Manual

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801478239
eISBN:
9780801466212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801478239.003.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

This introductory chapter emphasizes the difficulties of truly attaining full knowledge of the planet Earth, while at the same time contending that we must attempt to understand it regardless. To ... More


God in History

Molly Oshatz

in Slavery and Sin: The Fight against Slavery and the Rise of Liberal Protestantism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199751686
eISBN:
9780199918799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751686.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 5 maintains that the slavery debates led antislavery moderates to historicize the faith. After exploring the various roots of historicism in antebellum religious thought and the failures of ... More


Discovering Gilgamesh: Geology, narrative and the historical sublime in Victorian culture

Vybarr Cregan-Reid

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780719090516
eISBN:
9781781706466
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090516.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In 1872, a young archaeologist at the British Museum made a tremendous discovery. While he was working his way through a Mesopotamian ‘slush pile’, George Smith, a self-taught expert in ancient ... More


Hodge’s Family at War

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0050
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter Fifty looks at Hodge and his family during the Civil War. As was true of most of the United States, Hodge had personal ties to the War. His fourth son, John, served for a time, and his ... More


Science and Darwinism

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0056
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter fifty-six takes a close look at Hodge’s lifelong commitment and interest in science. As many as twenty percent of Repertory articles concerned themselves with science, and Hodge remained ... More


Weather Reports?: Adopting the Mythic View

J. David Pleins

in When the Great Abyss Opened: Classic and Contemporary Readings of Noah's Flood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199733637
eISBN:
9780199852505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733637.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

When asked about what myths are, the first definition that would usually come to mind is that myths are stories that are aimed at explaining certain natural phenomena with a very unscientific point ... More


Abiotic factors

David Ward

in The Biology of Deserts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780199211470
eISBN:
9780191728143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211470.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

There are a number of abiotic factors that have important impacts on the desert environment. Clearly, the most important of these is rainfall or, in some cases, other sources of precipitation such as ... More


The Rocky Planet

Frank H. T. Rhodes

in Earth: A Tenant's Manual

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801478239
eISBN:
9780801466212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801478239.003.0003
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

This chapter examines the fundamental “elements” of the planet Earth—rock, air, and water—which make up the construction materials of both the home planet and of all living things. It considers how ... More


Hardy's Words and the Language of Lost Origins

Dennis Taylor

in Hardy's Literary Language and Victorian Philology

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122616
eISBN:
9780191671494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122616.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter dismisses those poems where Hardy dramatizes a language in search of its lost origins. For Hardy, origins are real but irrecoverable. The use of old words alone does not explain Hardy's ... More


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