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The history of metaphors of nature; v.2: Science and literature from Homer to Al Gore.

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The history of metaphors of nature; v.2: Science and literature from Homer to Al Gore.

Norwick, Stephen A.

Edwin Mellen Pr.

2006

466 pages

$99.95

Hardcover

P301

Despite the title, Norwick (geology, Sonoma State U., California) does not trace how literary tropes representing nature have evolved over the centuries, but presents examples of how they have been used in various contexts. Among the areas he discusses in the second volume are nature as the creation and the problem of evolution for nature writers, the shape of the planet Earth and the size of the universe, the Book of Nature, and the river of life and the hydrological cycle. The two volumes are paged, referenced, and indexed together.

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