Created by Ashton Nichols, Professor of English at Dickinson College, this interesting site should appeal to users in both the history of science and literature. Basically, the site explores connections between literary works and natural history in the century before Darwin's Origin of the Species. At the site, visitors will first find several essays by Ashton, some short case studies, and a timeline. The site also hosts two collections of short biographies of prominent natural historians, literary figures, and illustrators from the period. A bibliography is also provided. All of the site's content is thoroughly hyperlinked and generously illustrated, and links to related sites are provided throughout.
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