The Resource Nature translated : Alexander von Humboldt's works in nineteenth-century Britain, Alison E. Martin

Nature translated : Alexander von Humboldt's works in nineteenth-century Britain, Alison E. Martin

Label
Nature translated : Alexander von Humboldt's works in nineteenth-century Britain
Title
Nature translated
Title remainder
Alexander von Humboldt's works in nineteenth-century Britain
Statement of responsibility
Alison E. Martin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Alexander von Humboldt was one of the most important scientists of the nineteenth century. Captivating his readers with vibrant, lyrical prose, he transformed understandings of the earth and space by rethinking nature as the interconnection of global forces. This book argues that style was key to the success of these translations and shows how Humboldt's British translators, now largely forgotten figures, were pivotal in moulding his prose and his public persona as they reconfigured his works for readers in Britain and beyond. Drawing on extensive archival material in neglected publishers' archives, it sheds new light on how authors, their translators and their publishers collaborate and prompts a review of the role of translation in mediating scientific knowledge"--Back cover
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martin, Alison E
Dewey number
509.4109034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q143.H9
LC item number
M37 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Edinburgh critical studies in literary translation
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Humboldt, Alexander von
  • Scientific literature
  • Science publishing
  • Science news
  • Science
  • Science
  • Science news
  • Science publishing
  • Scientific literature
  • Great Britain
Label
Nature translated : Alexander von Humboldt's works in nineteenth-century Britain, Alison E. Martin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-258) 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
Styling science -- Dispute and dissociation: John Black's Political Essay on the Kingdom of New spain (1811) -- 'A Colossal literary and scientific task': Helen Maria Williams and the Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent (1814-1829) -- 'A plain and unassuming style': Thomasina Ross and Humboldt's Travels (1852-1853) -- The poetry of geography: the Ansichten der Natur in English translation -- Cosmos: the universe translated
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 268 pages
Isbn
9781474439329
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1037045174
  • (YBP)ybp15391528
Label
Nature translated : Alexander von Humboldt's works in nineteenth-century Britain, Alison E. Martin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-258) 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
Styling science -- Dispute and dissociation: John Black's Political Essay on the Kingdom of New spain (1811) -- 'A Colossal literary and scientific task': Helen Maria Williams and the Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent (1814-1829) -- 'A plain and unassuming style': Thomasina Ross and Humboldt's Travels (1852-1853) -- The poetry of geography: the Ansichten der Natur in English translation -- Cosmos: the universe translated
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 268 pages
Isbn
9781474439329
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1037045174
  • (YBP)ybp15391528

Library Locations

  • Architecture LibraryBorrow it
    Gould Hall 830 Van Vleet Oval Rm. 105, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.205706 -97.445050
  • Bizzell Memorial LibraryBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • Boorstin CollectionBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • Chinese Literature Translation ArchiveBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., RM 414, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • Engineering LibraryBorrow it
    Felgar Hall 865 Asp Avenue, Rm. 222, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.205706 -97.445050
  • Fine Arts LibraryBorrow it
    Catlett Music Center 500 West Boyd Street, Rm. 20, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.210371 -97.448244
  • Harry W. Bass Business History CollectionBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Rm. 521NW, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • History of Science CollectionsBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Rm. 521NW, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • John and Mary Nichols Rare Books and Special CollectionsBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Rm. 509NW, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • Library Service CenterBorrow it
    2601 Technology Place, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.185561 -97.398361
  • Price College Digital LibraryBorrow it
    Adams Hall 102 307 West Brooks St., Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.210371 -97.448244
  • Western History CollectionsBorrow it
    Monnet Hall 630 Parrington Oval, Rm. 300, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.209584 -97.445414
Processing Feedback ...