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The Resource Charles Darwin's debt to the romantics : how Alexander von Humboldt, Goethe and Wordsworth helped shape Darwin's view of nature, Charles Morris Lansley

Charles Darwin's debt to the romantics : how Alexander von Humboldt, Goethe and Wordsworth helped shape Darwin's view of nature, Charles Morris Lansley

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Charles Darwin's debt to the romantics : how Alexander von Humboldt, Goethe and Wordsworth helped shape Darwin's view of nature
Title
Charles Darwin's debt to the romantics
Title remainder
how Alexander von Humboldt, Goethe and Wordsworth helped shape Darwin's view of nature
Statement of responsibility
Charles Morris Lansley
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Language
eng
Summary
This book argues that the Romantic movement influenced Charles Darwin and his theory of natural selection. Given that Darwin has traditionally been placed within Victorian naturalism, these Romantic connections have often been overlooked. The volume traces specific examples of Darwin?s reliance on the Romantics ? such as Alexander von Humboldt?s Personal Narrative, which he took with him on the Beagle, and the poetry of William Wordsworth, discussed in his notebooks ? and explores correlations in Darwin?s own writings. When Darwin refers to the ±archetype? in Origin, could he be drawing on Goethe?s own use of the concept? And how to explain his description of all poetry as creating a feeling of ±nausea?? In addition to these key figures, the book also explores the possible influence of Darwin?s own grandfather, Erasmus Darwin. The book cleverly follows Darwin?s form of the narrative in a search for traces of history in both science and poetry, inspired by the unique imagination of Darwin himself
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
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Lansley, Charles Morris
Dewey number
800
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH31.D2
LC item number
L36 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Darwin, Charles
  • Humboldt, Alexander von
  • Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
  • Wordsworth, William
  • Romanticism
  • Natural history
  • Nature in literature
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Charles Darwin's debt to the romantics : how Alexander von Humboldt, Goethe and Wordsworth helped shape Darwin's view of nature, Charles Morris Lansley
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-266) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1037690658
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 274 pages
Isbn
9781787071384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Charles Darwin's debt to the romantics : how Alexander von Humboldt, Goethe and Wordsworth helped shape Darwin's view of nature, Charles Morris Lansley
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1037690658
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 274 pages
Isbn
9781787071384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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