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Author Gianquitto, Tina.

Title "Good observers of nature" : American women and the scientific study of the natural world, 1820-1885 / Tina Gianquitto.

Imprint Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2007.


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Description 1 online resource (xii, 216 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-211) and index.
Contents Introduction. The languages of nature : an overview -- Botany's beautiful arrangement : Almira Phelps and Enlightenment science -- The pressure of hidden causes : Margaret Fuller and Romantic science -- The noble designs of nature : Susan Fenimore Cooper, natural science, and the picturesque aesthetic -- Spiders, ants, and carnivorous plants : Mary Treat and evolutionary science -- Epilogue. Human homes in nature's household : the emergence of a conservation ethic.
Note Print version record.
Summary "In 'Good Observers of Nature' Tina Gianquitto examines nineteenth-century American women's intellectual and aesthetic experiences of nature and the linguistic, perceptual, and scientific systems that were available to women to describe those experiences. Many women writers of this period used the natural world as a platform for discussing issues of domesticity, education, and the nation. To what extend, asks Gianquitto, did these writers challenge the prevalent sentimental narrative modes (like those used in the popular flower language books) and use scientific terminology to describe the world around them? Though Gianquitto explores a range of women's nature writing (botanical manuals, plant catalogs, travel narratives, seasonal journals, scientific essays), she focuses on four writers and their most influential works : Almira Phelops (Familiar Lectures on Botany, 1829), Margaret Fuller (Summer on the Lakes, in 1843), Susan Fenimore Cooper (Rural Hours, 1850), and Mary Treat (Home Studies in Nature, 1885)."--Back cover.
Subject Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer Bitterfeld
Women naturalists -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Women botanists -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Natural history -- United States -- 19th century.
Nature in literature -- History -- 19th century.
Botany in literature -- History -- 19th century.
Natural History.
Women -- history.
History, 19th Century.
United States.
NATURE -- Essays.
NATURE -- Reference.
TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Ecotourism.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Science & Technology.
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Frau -- Naturwissenschaften -- USA -- Geschichte 19. Jh.
Naturwissenschaften -- Frau -- USA -- Geschichte 19. Jh.
Botanikerin -- USA -- Geschichte 19. Jh.
Frauenliteratur -- amerikanische -- Naturwissenschaften -- Geschichte 19. Jh.
Naturwissenschaften -- Frauenliteratur -- amerikanische -- Geschichte 19. Jh.
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Gianquitto, Tina. "Good observers of nature". Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2007 9780820329185 (DLC) 2006039279 (OCoLC)76864207
ISBN 9780820336558 (electronic bk.)
0820336556 (electronic bk.)
9780820329185 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0820329185 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780820329192 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0820329193 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000051367879
AU@ 000062335026
DEBBG BV040884557
DEBBG BV043169926
DEBBG BV044186277
DEBSZ 42189430X
DEBSZ 449587967
NZ1 13864039
NZ1 16060382
NZ1 16060834

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