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Nature Translated: Alexander von Humboldt's Works in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Alison E. Martin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474439329
eISBN:
9781474453844
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439329.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Alexander von Humboldt was one of the most important scientists of the nineteenth century. He transformed understandings of the earth and space by rethinking nature as the interconnection of global ... More


Introduction

Alison E. Martin

in Nature Translated: Alexander von Humboldt's Works in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474439329
eISBN:
9781474453844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439329.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Straddling comparative literary and cultural studies and the history of science, this chapter insists on the importance of translation to the scientific culture of early- to mid-nineteenth-century ... More


Conclusions

Alison E. Martin

in Nature Translated: Alexander von Humboldt's Works in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474439329
eISBN:
9781474453844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439329.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The conclusion reflects more generally on gendered identity in scientific translation and specifically on the role of women in redefining the British scientific community at mid-century. Humboldt’s ... More


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