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Darwin's Audubon : Science And The Liberal Imagination - Gerald Weissmann

Darwin's Audubon

Science And The Liberal Imagination

Paperback Published: 1st January 2002
ISBN: 9780738205977
Number Of Pages: 354
For Ages: 18+ years old

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In this retrospective of Gerald Weissmann's best-known essays, the reader is treated to his unique perspective on what C. P. Snow once dubbed "the Two Cultures"-art and science. In Darwin's Audubon, Weissmann examines the powerful influence that the two exert over one another and how they have helped each other evolve. From listening to the scientists who gather ever year to sing at the Woods Hole Cantata Consort to looking at the influence of Audubon's watercolours on Darwin's On the Origin of Species from comparing William Carlos Williams's poetry to his unedited case books to watching Oliver Wendell Holmes grow as doctor and as poet, Weissmann weaves a rich tapestry that will delight fans and newcomers alike.

Introductionp. 1
Darwin's Audubonp. 9
Inflammation as Cultural Historyp. 25
Gertrude Stein and the Ctenophorep. 35
Puerperal Priorityp. 49
Bete Noirep. 61
Science Fictionsp. 69
Call Me Madamep. 81
The Woods Hole Cantatap. 87
Foucault and the Bag Ladyp. 97
In Quest of Fleck: Science from the Holocaustp. 107
Auden and the Liposomep. 115
No Ideas but in Thingsp. 125
Nobel Week 1982p. 137
They All Laughed at Christopher Columbusp. 149
Westward the Course of Empirep. 159
Nullius in Verba: Lupus at the Royal Societyp. 179
Springtime for Pernkopfp. 191
The Baron of Bellevuep. 207
The Doctor with Two Headsp. 215
Wordsworth at the Barbicanp. 235
Losing a MASHp. 245
To the Nobska Lighthousep. 255
Titanic and Leviathanp. 269
Daumier and the Deer Tickp. 283
Sourcesp. 311
Creditsp. 325
Indexp. 329
Acknowledgmentsp. 339
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ISBN: 9780738205977
ISBN-10: 0738205974
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 354
Published: 1st January 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.84 x 15.19  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1