Textbooks Wonder and Science Mobi Read Apps Download 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. Hand of ♚Mary Blaine Campbell♚ 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. Hand of ♚Mary Blaine Campbell♚ 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. Hand of ♚Mary Blaine Campbell♚ 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. Hand of ♚Mary Blaine Campbell♚ Among the authors she discusses are André Thevet, Thomas Hariot, Francis Bacon, Galileo, Margaret Cavendish, and Aphra Behn. Hand of ♚Mary Blaine Campbell♚ 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. Hand of ♚Mary Blaine Campbell♚ 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.
- Author≣Mary Blaine Campbell_Books
- Publisher≣Cornell University Press
- ISBN 10≣1501705059
- ISBN 13≣9781501705052