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100 1  Bewell, Alan,|d1951-|eauthor. 
245 10 Natures in translation :|bromanticism and colonial natural
       history /|cAlan Bewell. 
264  1 Baltimore, Maryland :|bJohns Hopkins University Press,
       |c2017. 
264  4 |c©2017 
300    xvii, 393 pages :|billustrations ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  Introduction: natures in translation -- Erasmus Darwin's 
       cosmopolitan nature -- Traveling natures -- Translating 
       early Australian natural history -- An England of the mind
       : Gilbert White and the black-bobs of Selborne -- William 
       Bartram's Travels and the contested natures of Southeast 
       America -- "I see around me things which you cannot see": 
       William Wordsworth and the historical ecology of human 
       passion -- John Clare and the ghosts of natures past -- Of
       weeds and men: evolution and the science of modern natures
       -- Frankenstein and the origin and extinction of species. 
520 8  For many critics, Romanticism is synonymous with nature 
       writing, for representations of the natural world appear 
       during this period with a freshness, concreteness, depth, 
       and intensity that have rarely been equaled. Why did 
       nature matter so much to writers of the late eighteenth 
       and early nineteenth centuries? And how did it play such 
       an important role in their understanding of themselves and
       the world? In Natures in Translation, Alan Bewell argues 
       that there is no Nature in the singular, only natures that
       have undergone transformation through time and across 
       space. He examines how writers-as disparate as Erasmus and
       Charles Darwin, Joseph Banks, Gilbert White, William 
       Bartram, William Wordsworth, John Clare, and Mary Shelley-
       understood a world in which natures were traveling and 
       resettling the globe like never before. Bewell presents 
       British natural history as a translational activity aimed 
       at globalizing local natures by making them mobile, 
       exchangeable, comparable, and representable. Bewell 
       explores how colonial writers, in the period leading up to
       the formulation of evolutionary theory, responded to a 
       world in which new natures were coming into being while 
       others disappeared. 
650  0 English literature|y19th century|xHistory and criticism. 
650  0 English literature|y18th century|xHistory and criticism. 
650  0 Nature in literature. 
650  0 Natural history in literature. 
650  0 Romanticism|zEnglish-speaking countries. 
655  7 Criticism, interpretation, etc.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01411635 
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