The Routledge Companion to Literature and Science

Half I: Literatures and sciences
1 AI and ALife-JOHN JOHNSTON
2 Alchemy-MARK S. MORRISSON
3 Biology-SABINE SIELKE
4 Chaos and complexity theory-IRA LIVINGSTON
5 Chemistry-JAY LABINGER
6 weather science-ROBERT MARKLEY
7 Cognitive science-JOSEPH TABBI
8 Cybernetics-SØREN BRIER
9 Ecology-STACY ALAIMO
10 Evolution-DAVID AMIGONI
11 Genetics-JUDITH ROOF
12 Geology-STEPHEN A. NORWICK
13 info theory-PHILIPP SCHWEIGHAUSER
14 Mathematics-BRIAN ROTMAN
15 Medicine-GEORGE ROUSSEAU
16 Nanotechnology-COLIN MILBURN
17 Physics-DIRK VANDERBEKE
18 Psychoanalysis-ARKADY PLOTNITSKY
19 structures theory-BRUCE CLARKE
20 Thermodynamics-JOHN BRUNI

PART II: Disciplinary and theoretical approaches
21 Agricultural studies-SUSAN M. SQUIER
22 Animal studies-RICHARD NASH
23 paintings connections-ROBERT PEPPERELL
24 Cultural technological know-how studies-MAUREEN MCNEIL
25 Deconstruction-VICKI KIRBY
26 E-literature-JOSEPH TABBI
27 Feminist technological know-how studies-SUSAN M. SQUIER AND MELISSA M. LITTLEFIELD
28 online game studies-GORDON CALLEJA AND IVAN CALLUS
29 historical past of science-HENNING SCHMIDGEN
30 Media studies-MARK B.N. HANSEN
31 Philosophy of science-ALFRED NORDMANN
32 Posthumanism-NEIL BADMINGTON
33 technological know-how fiction-LISA YASZEK
34 Semiotics-PAUL COBLEY

PART III: classes and cultures
35 Greece and Rome-EMMA GEE
36 heart a while and early Renaissance-ARIELLE SAIBER
37 medical “revolution” I: Copernicus to Boyle-ALVIN SNIDER
38 clinical “revolution” II: Newton to Laplace-LUCINDA COLE
39 Romanticism-NOAH HERINGMAN
40 Industrialism-VIRGINIA RICHTER
41 Russia-KENNETH J. KNOESPEL
42 Japan-THOMAS LAMARRE
43 Modernism-T. HUGH CRAWFORD
44 Postmodernism-STEFAN HERBRECHTER

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Voltaire, even if, mocked the early geologists who agreed with Abelard that the early earth was once tender. the autumn of Nature trope resulted in the sensation that mountains have been ruins. The British Romantic poet Shelley produced this memorable description of the Alps in his poem “Mont Blanc”: How hideously Its shapes are heaped round! – impolite, naked, and excessive, Ghastly, and scarred, and riven. is that this the scene 136 GEOLOGY the place the previous earth-quake-demon taught her younger damage? have been those their toys? Or did a sea Of fire envelop as soon as this silent snow?

Dynamic and unpredictable switch is remodeled into the energies of self-renewal. but the ethics of individualism that Emerson is sometimes credited with (or accused of) constitutes just one half a dialectic within the 19th century. Mike Davis charts the devastating human and environmental results of ecu imperialism and its hallucinogenic optimism that colonial vendors may possibly plough lower than advanced ecologies during the underdeveloped global to develop money vegetation (cotton, opium, tea, tobacco, and rice) for export to Europe and North the USA (Davis 2001).

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Such a lot of all, cybernetics studied machines with integrated units, corresponding to regulators and thermostats, for looking and protecting set pursuits. hence, essentially, the technology of cybernetics focuses now not on being yet on habit: it doesn't ask, “what is that this factor? ” yet as a substitute, “what does it do? ” Or, “how will we make a specific thing that does this? ” specifically in its preliminary or first-order shape, cybernetics is a transdisciplinary engineering pondering. it isn't approximately subjective contributors or any kind of person cognizance, simply because one of many uncomplicated standards for being an self sustaining person is to be autopoietic.

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