William Chaloner made a fortune forging coins and paper money, but met his match in the greatest mind of the age. The original article I wrote can be found… 926 more words
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The University of Bristol announced today that it partnered up with the London-based Wellcome Library on a digitization project covering nineteenth-century medical books and pamphlets. Bristol is now one of nine UK universities that opened up its own archives, special collections, and library holdings to assist in building what’s being dubbed as the “UK Medical Heritage Library.” When complete (sometime in 2020), over 50-million pages of
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Gowan Dawson and Bernard Lightman, eds., Victorian Scientific Naturalism: Community, Identity, Continuity (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014), 368pp.
Victorian Scientific Naturalism examines the secular creeds of the generation of intellectuals who, in the wake of…
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Tina Gianquitto and Lydia Fisher, eds., America’s Darwin: Darwinian Theory and U. S. Literary Culture (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2014), 401pp.
While much has been written about the impact of Darwin’s theories on U.S.
Readers of this blog might find this new book of interest, as chapters 25 and 28 (they’re short chapters!) look at Darwin’s “botanophilia,” specifically his studies of orchids and plant reproduction, climbing plants, and carnivorous plants. 259 more words