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Ship fever : stories / Andrea Barrett
Fiction Fiction | W. W. Norton | c1996
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New York : W. W. Norton, c1996.
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254 p. ; 22 cm.
Summary
One novella and seven stories dealing with science and set in the 19th Century. In The Behavior of the Hawkweeds, the spirit of Mendel, the discoverer of the laws of heredity, haunts a geneticist of whose work Mendel disapproves, in Birds with No Feet, Darwin's theory of evolution provides a zoologist with consolation for his personal misfortunes, while in The English Pupil, Linnaeus, who brought order to botany, must deal with the mental disorder of his advancing age. By the author of The Middle Kingdom.
Contents
Behavior of the hawkweeds -- English pupil -- Littoral zone -- Rare bird -- Soroche -- Birds with no feet -- Marburg sisters -- Ship fever.
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039303853X
9780393038538
0393316009 (pbk.)
9780393316001 (pbk.)
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