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Fictions of a Former World

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/9780226923635.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Richard Owen's entry into the Geological Society of London sparked an interest and excitement in him. His wife, Caroline, wrote in her journal about Owen's witnessing interest of leading geologists ... More


Darwin’s Opportunity

Alistair Sponsel

in Darwin's Evolving Identity: Adventure, Ambition, and the Sin of Speculation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226523118
eISBN:
9780226523255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226523255.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter opens part 1 of the book, “Theorizing on the Move,” by examining three major contexts or sources for Darwin’s ambition as a prospective naturalist. First, it describes the existence of a ... More


The Environmental Historiography of Britain*

T. C. Smout

in Exploring Environmental History: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635139
eISBN:
9780748651375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635139.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on how the British came to understand that the environment had a history. The British discovered environmental history during the Enlightenment. As good a date as any to start is ... More


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