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Nabokov's Blues: The Scientific Odyssey of a Literary Genius

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"This insidiously charming book teaches readers about the place of lepidoptery in the life sciences and the kinds of questions that natural scientists seek to answer....Like Nabokov himself, this volume exemplifies some of the virtues shared by art and science: wit, intelligence, and, above all, meticulousness."---The New Yorker

"Charming...In a world that often separates science and culture like church and state, this book reminds us that, for Nabokov, butterflies helped shape 'a habitual way of looking at the world' that was ultimately conducive to great literature and to great lepidoptery alike."---New York Times Book Review

..".a grand book: erudite, generous, and wise. It is written with a grace and intelligence worthy of its eponymous subject."---Boston Globe

"Readers with a taste for science and literature will love this book, which is both entertaining and polymathically informative--rather like the English/Russian, naturalist/novelist/scholar/artist Nabokov himself."---Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [349]-356).

Table of Contents

Part I: The Aurelian.

Chapter 1: The Most Famous Lepidopterist in the World.

Chapter 2: A Tricky Subject.

Chapter 3: A Legendary Land.

Chapter 4: Lumpers and Splitters.

Chapter 5: A Life in Lepidoptery.

Part II: The Searchers.

Chapter 6: Scientists and Strategy.

Chapter 7: The Incorrigible Continent.

Chapter 8: The Vertical Landscape.

Chapter 9: Finding the Frontiers.

Chapter 10: Dancing with Fire.

Part III: Nabokov's Blues.

Chapter 11: The Code.

Chapter 12: The Race to Name Nabokov's Blues.

Chapter 13: Literature and Lepidoptera.

Chapter 14: Darwin's Finches - Nabokov's Blues.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071373302
Author:
Johnson, Kurt
Author:
Coates, Steven L.
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Butterflies
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Entomology
Subject:
Entomologists
Subject:
Butterflies in literature.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - Entomology
Subject:
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references (p. ).
Series Volume:
15
Publication Date:
20010331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
372
Dimensions:
9.00x6.03x1.13 in. 1.24 lbs.

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