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Chaos and cosmos : literary roots of modern ecology in the British nineteenth century / Heidi C. M. Scott.

Author/Creator:
Scott, Heidi C. M. (Heidi Cathryn Molly), 1978- author.
Publication:
University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2014]
Format/Description:
Book
210 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects:
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Nature in literature.
Ecology in literature.
Chaotic behavior in systems in literature.
Microcosm and macrocosm in literature.
Romanticism -- Great Britain.
English literature.
Romanticism.
Great Britain.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Summary:
"Traces an epistemological legacy from Romantic and Victorian ecological literature to modern scientific ecology. Investigates two essential and contrasting paradigms of nature that continue to be debated today"--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Chaos
Romantic chaos : natural patterns disturbed
Victorian chaos : industrial disruptions
Today's science nonfiction
Microcosm
Romantic microcosms : brain worlds
Victorian microcosms : domestic systems
Today's scientific modeling
Keats and ecology : a case study
The literary empiricist
Hyperion : the chaos of Tartarus
Microcosmic odes.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-202) and index.
ISBN:
9780271063836 (cloth : alk. paper)
0271063831 (cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC:
870896707
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