9780415219525

Romanticism and Science: Subcultures and Subversions

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    9780415219525

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    0415219523

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-08-02
  • Publisher: Routledge

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In the years 1760-1840, scientific developments were revolutionizing the ways in which people viewed the world, and this extended to the literary arena. Ranging from late eighteenth-century political writings to mid-nineteenth- century pamphlets on vaccination, this collection is divided into sections by scientific discipline, each illuminating a context of current interest to literary scholars. The first volume offers an extensive introduction tracing the development of various scientific fields, and explores the central texts/discoveries and their significance, as well as providing an account of their impact on literature. A bibliography of major scientific works and suggestions for critical reading is also provided, as is a detailed index.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements xxi
General Introduction 1(50)
PART 1 Science and politics 51(150)
Extract from Reflections on the Revolution in France
53(1)
Edmund Burke
Extract from Essay on the Public Merits of Mr Pitt
54(5)
Thomas Beddoes
Extract from Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air
59(3)
Joseph Priestley
Extracts from Proofs of a Conspiracy Against All the Religions and Governments of Europe
62(7)
John Robison
PART 2 Medicine
Extract from A Sketch, or Short Description of Dr Graham's Medical Apparatus
69(2)
James Graham
Extract from The Celestial Beds; Or, A Review of the Votaries of the Temple of Health, Adelphi, and the Temple of Hymen, Pall Mall
71(3)
James Graham
Extract from Medical Transactions at the Temple of Health
74(7)
James Graham
Extracts from The Elements of Medicine of John Brown, M.D.
81(18)
John Brown
Thomas Beddoes
Preface to the first edition of The Morbid Anatomy of Some of the Most Important Parts of the Human Body
99(4)
Matthew Baillie
Extracts from An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variolae Vaccinae
103(4)
Edward Jenner
Extract from Hygeia
107(7)
Thomas Beddoes
Extract from Good Tidings; or, News from the Farm
114(9)
Robert Bloomfield
Communications on vaccination
123(8)
James Anderson
Pamphlets on vaccination
131(26)
The Edinburgh Review
On the comparative health of the British Navy 1779-1814, with proposals for its further improvement
157(25)
Gilbert Blane
A Tale of Paraguay
182(1)
Robert Southey
Extract from An Essay on the Epidemic Cholera of India
183(8)
Reginald Orton
Extracts from The Origins and Progress of the Malignant Cholera in Manchester
191(10)
Henry Gaulter
PART 3 Mesmerism 201(46)
Extracts from A Plain and Rational Account of the Nature' and Effects of Animal Magnetism
203(5)
J. Pearson
Extracts from `On popular illusions, and particularly of medical demonology'
208(5)
John Ferriar
Extract from The Key to Physic
213(6)
Ebeneezer Sibly
Extracts from The Lectures of J. B. de Mainauduc
219(5)
J. R. De Mainauduc
Animal magnetism
224(23)
Thomas De Quincey
PART 4 Electricity, electro-chemistry, galvanism and magnetism 247
Extracts from The Desideratum; or; Electricity Made Plain and Useful
249(4)
John Wesley
Extracts from The Botanic Garden. A Poem in Two Parts
253(5)
Erasmus Darwin
On the electricity excited by the mere contact of conducting substances of different kinds
258(18)
Alessandro Volta
Account of the new electrical or galvanic apparatus
276(10)
Anthony Carlisle
William Nicholson
An account of the experiments performed
286(8)
J. Aldini
Giovanni Aldini
Experiments on the effect of a current of electricity on the magnetic needle
294(4)
J. C. Oersted
On fluid chlorine
298(4)
Michael Faraday
On the electro-motive force of magnetism
302(12)
Signori Nobili
Antinori
Michael Faraday
Extract from `Magnetism and electricity'
314
John Herschel
PART 5 Chemistry 1(194)
Extracts from `Observations on different kinds of air'
3(10)
Joseph Priestley
`The mouse's petition' and `An inventory of the furniture in Dr. Priestley's study'
13(4)
Anna Laetitia Barbauld
Experiments on air
17(20)
Henry Cavendish
Introduction to Essay on Phlogiston and the Constitution of Acids, and Mr Lavoisier's note on the introduction
37(10)
Richard Kirwan
Preface to Elements of Chemistry in a New Systematic Order Containing All the Modern Discoveries
47(10)
Antoine Lavoisier
Extracts from Researches, Chemical and Philosophical; Chiefly Concerning Nitrous Oxide
57(4)
Humphry Davy
The sons of genius
61(4)
Humphry Davy
The Bakerian lecture `On some chemical agencies of electricity'
65(27)
Humphry Davy
The Bakerian lecture `On some new phenomena of chemical changes produced by electricity'
92(26)
Humphry Davy
On Davy's Bakerian lecture
118(3)
The Monthly Review
Review of Humphry Davy's 1807 Bakerian lecture
121(7)
Henry Brougham
Extract from An Attempt to Establish a Pure Scientific System of Mineralogy
128(10)
J. J. Berzelius
`On the constitution of pure elastic fluids' and `On the constitution of mixed elastic fluids'
138(31)
John Dalton
The Bakerian lecture `On the elementary particles of certain crystals'
169(9)
W.H. Wollaston
On the fire-damp of coal-mines, and on methods of lighting the mines so as to prevent its explosion
178(17)
Humphry Davy
PART 6 Heat 195(44)
Extract from Dissertation upon the Philosophy of Light, Heat and Fire
197(9)
James Hutton
An inquiry concerning the source of the heat which is excited by fiction
206(15)
Benjamin Thompson
Count Rumford
Extracts from Lectures on the Elements of Chemistry
221(18)
Joseph Black
PART 7 Light 239
On the nature of light and colours
240(16)
Thomas Young
Extracts from Preliminary Discourse on the Study of Natural Philosophy
256
John Herschel
PART 8 Astronomy 1(92)
Account of a comet
3(2)
William Herschel
A letter from William Herschel, Esq. F.R.S. to Sir Joseph Banks, Bart. P.R.S. and `On the diameter and magnitude of the Georgium sidus'
5(8)
William Herschel
On the means of discovering the distance, magnitude, etc. of the fixed stars...
13(14)
John Michell
Extracts from `On the construction of the heavens'
27(13)
William Herschel
Catalogue of a second thousand of new nebulae and clusters of stars
40(9)
William Herschel
Leonard Euler
49(4)
British Encyclopaedia
Extract from The Mechanism of the Heavens
53(40)
Mary Somerville
PART 9 Mensuration and instruments 93(12)
Description of a thermometer which marks the greatest degree of heat and cold
95(6)
Alexander Keith
Eudiometry
101(4)
British Encyclopaedia
PART 10 Women in science 105(30)
Extracts from Introduction to Botany
107(7)
Priscilla Wakefield
Conversations on Chemistry in which the Elements of that Science are Familiarly Explained
114(21)
Jane Marcet
PART 11 Science and social change 135(38)
Extract from The Excursion
137(1)
William Wordsworth
On the employment of children in cotton mills
138(4)
S. T. Coleridge
The treadmill
142(7)
Encyclopaedia Metropolitana
The Age Reviewed
149
Robert Montgomery
Extract from `Signs of the times'
110(49)
Thomas Carlyle
Extracts from The Manufacturing Population of England
159(14)
Peter Gaskell
PART 12 Institutionalisation 173(54)
Extract from Proposals for Forming by Subscription in the Metropolis of the British Empire a Public Institution
175(11)
Benjamin Thompson
Count Rumford
Extracts from Reflections on the Decline of Science in England and on Some of its Causes
186(6)
Charles Babbage
Extract from A Discourse on the Studies of the University
192(11)
Adam Sedgwick
Recommendations of the Committees with Notices of Desiderata in Science
203(14)
British Association for the Advancement of Science
Lines suggested by the Third Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Held at Cambridge in June, 1833
217(10)
William Sotheby
PART 13 Philosophy of science 227(20)
Extract from A Preliminary Discourse on the Study of Natural Philosophy
229(8)
John Herschel
On deductive habits; or, on the impression produced on men's minds by tracing the consequences of ascertained laws
237(10)
William Whewell
PART 14 Engineering and technology 247
Account of the first aerostatic experiment made in England
249(6)
T. Cavallo
Description of the underground inclined plane, executed at Walkden Moor in Lancashire, by his Grace the Duke of Bridgewater
255(8)
Francis Egerton
James Brindley
263(4)
New Biographia Britannia
An account of the application of the gas from coal to economical purposes
267(6)
William Murdoch
Richard Arkwright's spinning jenny; Samuel Crompton's mule
273(8)
Encyclopaedia Metropolitana
Extracts from `Hydrostatic press and crane'
281(7)
Joseph Bramah
Encyclopaedia Metropolitana
Historical and Descriptive Anecdotes of Steam Engines and of their Inventors and Improvers
288(3)
Robert Stuart
Chlorine bleaching
291(8)
Encyclopaedia Metropolitana
Gas lighting
299(5)
Encyclopaedia Metropolitana
Hammer-mill
304(4)
Encyclopaedia Metropolitana
Engine for cutting teeth of wheels
308(3)
Henry Maudslay
Encyclopaedia Metropolitana
Extracts from `Platina and its manufacture'
311(5)
Encyclopaedia Metropolitana
Extracts from `Threshing machine'
316(2)
Encyclopaedia Metropolitana
Richard Trevethick's locomotive engine
318(1)
Encyclopaedia Metropolitana
Rainhill engine trials
319(25)
Mechanics' Magazine
Steam engine
344(8)
British Encyclopaedia
Extracts from An Account of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway
352(16)
Henry Booth
Extract from Life of Thomas Telford: Menai suspension bridge
368(16)
Thomas Telford
At Banavie
384
Robert Southey
PART 15 Manufactures 1(46)
The manufacture of ships' blocks
3(3)
Marc Brunel
Encyclopaedia Metropolitana
Cotton manufacture
6(14)
British Encyclopaedia
Michael Faraday's glass-making experiments
20(3)
Encyclopaedia Metropolitana
Iron and steel manufacture
23(24)
Encyclopaedia Metropolitana
PART 16 Botany 47(68)
Kew Garden. A Poem in Two Cantos
49(3)
Henry Jones
Extract from The Botanic Garden
52(2)
Erasmus Darwin
Extracts from 'The Loves of the Triangles'
54(10)
The Anti-Jacobian or Weekly Examiner
Extract from Experiments upon vegetables
64(7)
Jan Ingenhousz
Playtotogia; Or the Philosophy of Agriculture and Gardening
71(24)
Erasmus Darwin
An account of some experiments on the fecundation of vegetables
95(6)
Thomas Andrew Knight
Process for extracting sugar from the beet, communicated in a letter from Mr. Achard to Citizen Van Mons
101(3)
Nicholson's Journal
Extracts from A Grammar of Botany
104(11)
James Edward Smith
PART 17 Natural history and meteorology 115(26)
Observations on the natural history of the cuckoo, in a letter to John Hunter Esq. F.R.A.
117(11)
Edward Jenner
Signs of rain: An excuse for not accepting the invitation of a friend to make a country excursion
128(2)
Edward Jenner
Extracts from An Essay on Dew: And several appearances connected with it
130(5)
W. C. Wells
Extract from The Climate of London, Deduced from Meteorological Observations
135(6)
Luke Howard
PART 18 Exploration 141(82)
Extract from An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of his Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere
143(18)
John Hawkesworth
Extract from Observations Made During a Voyage Round the World
161(16)
J. R. Forster
Extract from An Account of Travels into the Interior of Southern Africa
177(9)
John Barrow
Extract from Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa
186(15)
Mungo Park
Extract from The History of Sumatra
201(7)
William Marsden
Extracts from Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent
208(15)
Alexander Von Humboldt
PART 19 The races of humankind - craniology, physiognomy, phrenolugy 223
Extracts from Sketches of the History of Man
225(7)
Henry Home
Lord Kames
Extracts from The Origin and Progress of Language
232(2)
James Burnet
Lord Monboddo
Extracts from Essays on Physiognomy; fur the Promotion of the Knowledge and the Love of Mankind
234(9)
J. C. Lavater
Extract from An Account of the Regular Gradation in Man and in Different Animals and Vegetables
243(19)
Charles White
Remarks on certain strictures made on the first edition of this essay
262(24)
Mr Charles White
Samuel Smith
Extract from Outlines of the Physiognomical System of Drs. Gall and Spurzheim
286(10)
J. C. Spurzheim
Extract from Researches into the Physical History of Mankind
296(9)
James Prichard
Extracts from `The craniologist's review'
305(7)
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine
Extract from A System of Phrenology
312
George Combe
PART 20 Theories of life 1(84)
Extract from Dissertations Relative to the Natural History of Animals and Vegetables
3(7)
Lazzaro Spallanzani
Extract from A Treatise of the Blood, Inflammation and Gunshot Wounds
10(14)
John Hunter
Extracts from Zoonomia, Or the Laws of Organic Life
24(21)
Erasmus Darwin
Extracts from Introductory Lectures Exhibiting Some of Mr Hunter's Opinions Respecting Life and Diseases
45(8)
John Abernethy
Extracts from Lectures on Physiologic; Zoology and the Natural History of Man
53(32)
William Lawrence
PART 21 Comparative anatomy 85(36)
Extract from The Works of the Late Professor Camper on the Connexion Between the Science of Anatomy and the Arts of Drawing, Painting, Statuary etc.
87(20)
Peter Camper
Extract from A Manual of the Elements of Natural History
107(5)
J. F. Blumenbach
Extract from The Hand, its Mechanisms and Vital Endowments as Evincing Design
112(9)
Charles Bell
PART 22 Geology and paleontology 121(160)
Extracts from `Biographical account of Dr Hutton'
123(6)
John Playfair
Observations on the fossil bones presented to the Royal Society
129(8)
John Hunter
Extracts from Organic Remains of a Former World
137(12)
James Parkinson
Extracts from Essay on the Theory of the Earth
149(24)
Georges Cuvier
Reviews of Essay on the Theory of the Earth
173(19)
John Playfair
Extracts from Reliquiae Diluvianae
192(13)
William Buckland
The geological age of reptiles
205(4)
Gideon Mantell
Extracts from Principles of Geology
209(1)
Charles Lyell
Review of Lyell's Principles of Geology
209(72)
Charles Lyell
Index 281

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