Wordsworth and the Geologists: WORDSWORTH & THE GEOLOGISTS by John WyattWordsworth and the Geologists: WORDSWORTH & THE GEOLOGISTS by John Wyatt

Wordsworth and the Geologists: WORDSWORTH & THE GEOLOGISTS

byJohn WyattEditorMarilyn Butler, James Chandler

Paperback | October 6, 2005

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Examination of the links between literary history and science provides valuable new insights for scholars across a range of disciplines. John Wyatt explores the unexpectedly close relationship between William Wordsworth and a group of scientists in the formative years of the new science of geology. Wyatt's study of this personal and intellectual friendship challenges the simplistic opposition between Romantic-literary and scientific-materialist cultures, and shows how discourses were affected by the network of influences between poetry and geology.

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Title:Wordsworth and the Geologists: WORDSWORTH & THE GEOLOGISTSFormat:PaperbackDimensions:284 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:October 6, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521020905

ISBN - 13:9780521020909

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Wordsworth's geology: references and allusions; 3. 'Pronounce their benediction; speak of them as powers': the wider context of geological information; 4. Trinity men; 5. Order, clarity, distinctness; 6. 'The universality of nature's kingdom'?; 7. Duration and decay: the abyss of time; 8. Geology: the poetic discipline; 9. Geologists and humanity; 10. Conclusion.

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"Wyatt has mastered and presented a broad array of scholarship about Romantic literature, Wordsworth, theology, geology, and natural science in a critical, thoughtful, and scholarly, but readable manner." Thomas McGeary, Journal of Geoscience Education