Literature and Science: Social Impact and Interaction

Literature and Science: Social Impact and Interaction

by Mark A. Largent, Brian Baker, John H. Cartwright
     
 

A survey of the interaction between science and Anglo-American literature from the late medieval period to the 20th century, examining how authors, thinkers, and philosophers have viewed science in literary texts, and used science as a window to the future.

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A survey of the interaction between science and Anglo-American literature from the late medieval period to the 20th century, examining how authors, thinkers, and philosophers have viewed science in literary texts, and used science as a window to the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851094585
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/15/2005
Series:
Science and Society Series
Pages:
471
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

1Medieval cosmology and European literature : Dante and Chaucer1
2Science and literature in the Elizabethan Renaissance31
3Science and literature in seventeenth-century England61
4Science and literature 1680-179093
5The touch of cold philosophy : the response to science in romantic literature 1790-1840121
6Nineteenth-century American literature and science : problems of analogy151
7Those dreadful hammers : geology and evolution in nineteenth-century literature171
8Darwin's Gothic : science and literature in the late nineteenth century199
9Themes in science fiction223
10Science and literature in the twentieth century : from entropy to chaos243
11The two cultures debates265
12Science wars and imperial ambitions281
Epilogue : a time for cultural exchange307
AppSpherical astronomy and "saving the appearances"311

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