The Resource Wonder and Science : Imagining Worlds in Early Modern Europe, (ebook)

Wonder and Science : Imagining Worlds in Early Modern Europe, (ebook)

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Wonder and Science : Imagining Worlds in Early Modern Europe
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Wonder and Science
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Imagining Worlds in Early Modern Europe
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eng
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During the early modern period, western Europe was transformed by the proliferation of new worlds-geographic worlds found in the voyages of discovery and conceptual and celestial worlds opened by natural philosophy, or science. The response to incredible overseas encounters and to the profound technological, religious, economic, and intellectual changes occurring in Europe was one of nearly overwhelming wonder, expressed in a rich variety of texts. In the need to manage this wonder, to harness this imaginative overabundance, Mary Baine Campbell finds both the sensational beauty of early scientific works and the beginnings of the divergence of the sciences-particularly geography, astronomy, and anthropology-from the writing of fiction. Campbell's learned and brilliantly perceptive new book analyzes a cross section of texts in which worlds were made and unmade; these texts include cosmographies, colonial reports, works of natural philosophy and natural history, fantastic voyages, exotic fictions, and confessions. Among the authors she discusses are Andr<U+00da> Thevet, Thomas Hariot, Francis Bacon, Galileo, Margaret Cavendish, and Aphra Behn. Campbell's emphasis is on developments in England and France, but she considers works in languages other than English or French which were well known in the polyglot book culture of the time. With over thirty well-chosen illustrations, Wonder and Science enhances our understanding of the culture of early modern Europe, the history of science, and the development of literary forms, including the novel and ethnography
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Midwest
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Campbell, Mary Baine
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001.1/094/0903
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Imaginary places
  • Electronic books
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
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adult
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Wonder and Science : Imagining Worlds in Early Modern Europe, (ebook)
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rdacarrier
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781501705052
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12426054
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MWT12426054
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Wonder and Science : Imagining Worlds in Early Modern Europe, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781501705052
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12426054
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12426054
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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