Chapter 7. Natural History in the Romantic Period

  1. Jon Klancher
  1. Noah Heringman associate professor

Published Online: 7 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308563.ch7

A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age

A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age

How to Cite

Heringman, N. (2009) Natural History in the Romantic Period, in A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age (ed J. Klancher), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308563.ch7

Editor Information

  1. Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Missouri-Columbia, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631233558

Online ISBN: 9781444308563

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Keywords:

  • natural history in Romantic Period;
  • “The Favourite Science” - diffusion of natural history driven by exploration;
  • flowering of natural history - essential aspect of Romanticism;
  • English reading public and natural history and natural philosophy;
  • natural history and print culture;
  • colonial knowledge work - Romanticist and “European nature-making activity” of the period;
  • fossils and history in Beachy Head

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • “The Favourite Science”

  • Natural History and Natural Philosophy

  • Natural History and Print Culture

  • Colonial Knowledge Work

  • Fossils and History in Beachy Head

  • Conclusion

  • References and Further Reading