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  • ISBN 0299147444
  • ISBN13 978-0299147440
  • Language English
  • Author Laura Dassow Walls
  • Publisher University of Wisconsin Press; 1 edition (November 15, 1995)
  • Pages 232
  • Formats azw lit mobi docx
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory History and Criticism
  • Size ePub 1327 kb
  • Size Fb2 1214 kb
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Thoreau was a poet, a naturalist, a major American writer. Was he also a scientist? He was, Laura Dassow Walls suggests. Her book, the first to consider Thoreau as a serious and committed scientist, will change the way we understand his accomplishment and the place of science in American culture.    Walls reveals that the scientific texts of Thoreau’s day deeply influenced his best work, from Walden to the Journal to the late natural history essays. Here we see how, just when literature and science were splitting into the “two cultures” we know now, Thoreau attempted to heal the growing rift. Walls shows how his commitment to Alexander von Humboldt’s scientific approach resulted in not only his “marriage” of poetry and science but also his distinctively patterned nature studies. In the first critical study of his “The Dispersion of Seeds” since its publication in 1993, she exposes evidence that Thoreau was using Darwinian modes of reasoning years before the appearance of Origin of Species.    This book offers a powerful argument against the critical tradition that opposes a dry, mechanistic science to a warm, “organic” Romanticism. Instead, Thoreau’s experience reveals the complex interaction between Romanticism and the dynamic, law-seeking science of its day. Drawing on recent work in the theory and philosophy of science as well as literary history and theory, Seeing New Worlds bridges today’s “two cultures” in hopes of stimulating a fuller consideration of representations of nature.   


I was so fascinated by Laura Dassow Walls' unique take on Thoreau that I was inspired to complete my own graduate work on Transcendentalism

Seeing New Worlds: Henry David Thoreau and Nineteenth-century Natural Science (Science & literature series) Paperback – 31 Oct 1995. by. Laura Dassow Walls (Author). I was so fascinated by Laura Dassow Walls' unique take on Thoreau that I was inspired to complete my own graduate work on Transcendentalism. Any student of Thoreau will appreciate this innovative look at the old master.

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Seeing New Worlds: Henry David Thoreau and Nineteenth-Century . Thoreau, Henry David; Walls, Laura Dassow; Huber, J. Parker (1999-05-31).

Seeing New Worlds: Henry David Thoreau and Nineteenth-Century Natural Science. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press. ISBN 978-0-299-14744-0. Myerson, Joel; Petrulionis, Sandra Harbert; Walls, Laura Dassow (2010-04-16). The Oxford Handbook of Transcendentalism. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-533103-5. Petrulionis, Sandra Harbert; Walls, Laura Dassow (2006-12-31). Material Faith: Thoreau on Science. Boston, Massachusetts: Mariner Books. ISBN 978-0-395-94800-2.

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Walls, Laura Dassow Seeing New Worlds: Henry David Thoreau and Nineteenth-Century Natural Science (Science & Literature). ISBN 13: 9780299147440. Seeing New Worlds: Henry David Thoreau and Nineteenth-Century Natural Science (Science & Literature). Walls shows how his commitment to Alexander von Humboldt’s scientific approach resulted in not only his marriage of poetry and science but also his distinctively patterned nature studies.

About this book By: Laura Dassow Walls and HD Thoreau.

Thoreau was a poet, naturalist, and major American writer, but was he a serious and committed scientist as well? This book considers the evidence, from Walden to the Journal to the late natural history essays. By: Laura Dassow Walls and HD Thoreau. Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press.

Her book, the first to consider Thoreau as a serious and committed scientist, will change the way we understand his accomplishment and the place of science in American culture. Walls reveals that the scientific texts of Thoreau’s day deeply influenced his best work, from Walden to the Journal to the late natural history essays. Seeing New Worlds: Henry David Thoreau and Nineteenth-Century Natural Science. By Laura Dassow Walls.

Considering Thoreau as a serious, committed scientist, this book offers an alternative understanding of his accomplishment and the place of science in American literature. It shows how Thoreau's experience reveals the interaction between Romanticism and the dynamic, law-seeking science of its day.

Print version: Walls, Laura Dassow. Related Subjects:(17). Thoreau, Henry David, - 1817-1862 - Knowledge - Natural history. Thoreau, Henry David, - 1817-1862 - Knowledge - Science. Literature and science - United States - History - 19th century. Natural history - United States - History - 19th century. United States - Intellectual life - 19th century. Science in literature. Nature in literature.

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Zeli
My book came quickly. And just in time to continue reading the authors work!
Nettale
Thisi is a very important and informative book that I continue to go back to since its first publication almost a decade ago. There is much to interest both the Thoreauvian scholar as well as student of natural history. As a practicing scientist and a editor of two books of Thoreau quotations, I found this work of Walls to be very helpful in increasing my own understanding of 19th century natural science/history. Indeed, I make reference to Walls' book in my own Profitably Soaked: Thoreau's Engagement With Water (Green Frigate Books, 2003).
Undeyn
I was so fascinated by Laura Dassow Walls' unique take on Thoreau that I was inspired to complete my own graduate work on Transcendentalism. Any student of Thoreau will appreciate this innovative look at the old master.