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The poetry of Victorian scientists : style, science and nonsense, Daniel Brown

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The poetry of Victorian scientists : style, science and nonsense
Title
The poetry of Victorian scientists
Title remainder
style, science and nonsense
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Brown
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "A surprising number of Victorian scientists wrote poetry. Many came to science as children through such games as the spinning-top, soap-bubbles and mathematical puzzles, and this playfulness carried through to both their professional work and writing of lyrical and satirical verse. This is the first study of an oddly neglected body of work that offers a unique record of the nature and cultures of Victorian science. Such figures as the physicist James Clerk Maxwell toy with ideas of nonsense, as through their poetry they strive to delineate the boundaries of the new professional science and discover the nature of scientific creativity. Also considering Edward Lear, Daniel Brown finds the Victorian renaissances in research science and nonsense literature to be curiously interrelated. Whereas science and literature studies have mostly focused upon canonical literary figures, this original and important book conversely explores the uses literature was put to by eminent Victorian scientists"--
  • "Many came to science as children through such games as the spinning-top, soap-bubbles, and mathematical puzzles, and this playfulness carried through to both their professional work and writing of lyrical and satirical verse. This is the first study of an oddly neglected body of work that offers a unique record of the nature and cultures of Victorian science. Such figures as the physicist James Clerk Maxwell toy with ideas of nonsense, as through their poetry they strive to delineate the boundaries of the new professional science and discover the nature of scientific creativity"--
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1961-
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Brown, Daniel
Dewey number
821/.80936
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR595.S33
LC item number
B76 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture
Series volume
83
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  • Maxwell, James Clerk
  • Tyndall, John
  • Sylvester, James Joseph
  • English poetry
  • Scientists' writings
  • Literature and science
Label
The poetry of Victorian scientists : style, science and nonsense, Daniel Brown
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-301) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Professionals and amateurs, work and play : William Rowan Hamilton, Edward Lear and James Clerk Maxwell -- 2. Edinburgh natural philosophy and Cambridge mathematics -- 3. Knowing more than you think : James Clerk Maxwell on puns, analogies and dreams -- 4. Red lions : Edward Forbes and James Clerk Maxwell -- 5. Popular science lectures : "a Tyndallic ode" -- 6. John Tyndall and "the scientific use of the imagination" -- 7."Molecular evolution" : Maxwell, Tyndall and Lucretius -- 8. James Joseph Sylvester : the romance of space -- 9. James Joseph Sylvester : the calculus of forms -- 10. Science on Parnassus
Control code
794323716
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 310 pages
Isbn
9781107023376
Lccn
2012020239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)794323716
Label
The poetry of Victorian scientists : style, science and nonsense, Daniel Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Professionals and amateurs, work and play : William Rowan Hamilton, Edward Lear and James Clerk Maxwell -- 2. Edinburgh natural philosophy and Cambridge mathematics -- 3. Knowing more than you think : James Clerk Maxwell on puns, analogies and dreams -- 4. Red lions : Edward Forbes and James Clerk Maxwell -- 5. Popular science lectures : "a Tyndallic ode" -- 6. John Tyndall and "the scientific use of the imagination" -- 7."Molecular evolution" : Maxwell, Tyndall and Lucretius -- 8. James Joseph Sylvester : the romance of space -- 9. James Joseph Sylvester : the calculus of forms -- 10. Science on Parnassus
Control code
794323716
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 310 pages
Isbn
9781107023376
Lccn
2012020239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)794323716

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