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The Narration of the Creation in Genesis

Sara Paretsky

in Words, Works, and Ways of Knowing: The Breakdown of Moral Philosophy in New England before the Civil War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226337746
eISBN:
9780226337883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226337883.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter looks at a group of Christian scientists, educated at Andover and Yale, who maintained close ties to these institutions. Geologists Edward Hitchcock and Benjamin Silliman were the best ... More


Competing Visual Metaphors

J. David Archibald

in Aristotle's Ladder, Darwin's Tree: The Evolution of Visual Metaphors for Biological Order

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164122
eISBN:
9780231537667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164122.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines the rise of the tree as a prominent visual metaphor. Beginning in the mid-eighteenth century, European scientists struggled to keep pace with the work of classifying organisms ... More


Emily Dickinson’s Telegrams from God

Kay Yandell

in Telegraphies: Indigeneity, Identity, and Nation in America's Nineteenth-Century Virtual Realm

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190901042
eISBN:
9780190901073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190901042.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Dickinson’s telegraph poems explore the larger poetic connotations surrounding a natural power—electricity—which, harnessed by humankind in the medium of the telegraph, conveys meaning with the speed ... More


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