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  • The Concept of the Animal and Modern Theories of Art

    By Roni Grén

    This book examines the importance of the animal in modern art theory, using classic texts of modern aesthetics and texts written by modern artists to explore the influence of the human-animal relationship on nineteenth- and twentieth-century artists and art theorists. The book is unique due to its…

    Hardback – 2017-08-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • The Botanic Garden by Erasmus Darwin

    Edited by Adam Komisaruk, Allison Dushane

    The career of Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802) affords an extraordinary glimpse into the intellectual ferment of late-eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century Britain. As a popular poet, practicing physician, inventor of speaking machines and mechanical birds, essayer of natural history from geology to…

    Hardback – 2017-06-26 
    Routledge
    The Pickering Masters

  • The Botanic Garden by Erasmus Darwin

    Volume I

    By Adam Komisaruk

    The career of Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802) affords an extraordinary glimpse into the intellectual ferment of late-eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century Britain. As a popular poet, practicing physician, inventor of speaking machines and mechanical birds, essayer of natural history from geology to…

    Hardback – 2017-06-26 
    Routledge
    The Pickering Masters

  • The Botanic Garden by Erasmus Darwin

    Volume II

    By Adam Komisaruk

    The career of Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802) affords an extraordinary glimpse into the intellectual ferment of late-eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century Britain. As a popular poet, practicing physician, inventor of speaking machines and mechanical birds, essayer of natural history from geology to…

    Hardback – 2017-06-26 
    Routledge
    The Pickering Masters

  • The Animal Surreal

    The Role of Darwin, Animals, and Evolution in Surrealism

    By Kirsten Strom

    The Animal Surreal situates Surrealism within the burgeoning field of Animal Studies by examining Surrealist representations of nonhuman animals through the lens of Darwinian theory. Unlike Marx and Freud, Darwin was rarely cited by name as a source for the Surrealists, and yet his influence is…

    Hardback – 2017-05-18 
    Routledge
    Studies in Surrealism

  • Rethinking Nature

    Challenging Disciplinary Boundaries

    Edited by Aurélie Choné, Isabelle Hajek, Philippe Hamman

    Contemporary ideas of nature were largely shaped by schools of thought from Western cultural history and philosophy until the present-day concerns with environmental change and biodiversity conservation. There are many different ways of conceptualising nature in epistemological terms, reflecting…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • A Philosopher with Nature

    By Benjamin Kidd

    Benjamin Kidd (1858-1916), well-known for his ground-breaking application of social Darwinism in his premier work Social Evolution (1894), was a sociologist and a keen observer of nature. First published posthumously in 1921, A Philosopher with Nature is a collection of Kidd’s most profound…

    Paperback – 2017-03-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Trouble with Human Nature

    Health, Conflict, and Difference in Biocultural Perspective

    By Elizabeth D. Whitaker

    The Trouble with Human Nature brings together biological and cross-cultural evidence to critically examine common preconceptions and challenge popular assumptions about human nature. It sets out to counter genetic and evolutionary myths about human variation and behavior, drawing on both biological…

    Paperback – 2017-03-09
    Routledge

  • Plantation Crops, Plunder and Power

    Evolution and exploitation

    By James F. Hancock

    Over the last five centuries, plantation crops have represented the best and worst of industrialized agriculture – "best" through their agronomic productivity and global commercial success, and "worst" as examples of exploitative colonialism, conflict and ill-treatment of workers. This book traces…

    Paperback – 2017-03-08
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Principles of Evolution

    Systems, Species, and the History of Life

    By Jonathan Bard

    Principles of Evolution considers evolution in the context of systems biology, a contemporary approach for handling biological complexity. Evolution needs this systems perspective for three reasons. First, most activity in living organisms is driven by complex networks of proteins and this has…

    Paperback – 2016-09-23
    Garland Science

  • Human Sciences and Human Interests

    Integrating the Social, Economic, and Evolutionary Sciences

    By Mikael Klintman

    Within the disciplines of social, economic, and evolutionary science, a proud ignorance can often be found of the other areas’ approaches. This text provides a novel intellectual basis for breaking this trend. Certainly, Human Sciences and Human Interests aspires to open a broad debate about what…

    Hardback – 2016-08-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Religion in Evolution (Routledge Revivals)

    By F. B. Jevons

    First published in 1906, these four lectures were originally delivered in the Vacation Term for Biblical Study at Cambridge. Evidence is derived from the native tribes of Australia in particular, whom Jevons compares for his discussion. The first lecture considers whether religion has evolved from,…

    Paperback – 2016-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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