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Wonders and the Order of Nature, 1150-1750

Revised

Publisher: Zone Books, 2001

ISBN: 9780942299915

Product: Book, Paperback

May have wear from normal use.

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Wonders and the Order of Nature is about the ways in which European naturalists from the High Middle Ages through the Enlightenment used wonder and wonders, the passion and its objects, to envision themselves and the natural world. Monsters, gems that shone in the dark, petrifying springs, celestial apparitions -- these were the marvels that adorned romances, puzzled philosophers, lured collectors, and frightened the devout.

Drawing on the histories of art, science, philosophy, and literature, Lorraine Daston and Katharine Park explore and explain how wonder and wonders fortified princely power, rewove the texture of scientific experience, and shaped the sensibility of intellectuals. This is a history of the passions of inquiry, of how wonder sometimes inflamed, sometimes dampened curiosity about nature's best-kept secrets. Refracted through the prism of wonders, the order of nature splinters into a spectrum of orders, a tour of possible worlds.

ISBN/UPC:

9780942299915

Product:

Book, Paperback

Title:

Wonders and the Order of Nature, 1150-1750

Series:

Zone Books

Edition:

Revised

Contributors
Publisher:

Zone Books, 2001

Pages:

512

Languages:

English

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Specification:

10.9 x 7.2 x 1.6 inches, 8 pounds

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