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The Resource Ship fever, Andrea Barrett

Ship fever, Andrea Barrett

Label
Ship fever
Title
Ship fever
Statement of responsibility
Andrea Barrett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
The elegant short fictions gathered hereabout the love of science and the science of love are often set against the backdrop of the nineteenth century. Interweaving historical and fictional characters, they encompass both past and present as they negotiate the complex territory of ambition, failure, achievement, and shattered dreams
Storyline
Writing style
Award
  • National Book Award for Fiction, 1996.
  • ALA Notable Book, 1997.
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014415
Cataloging source
DLC
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Barrett, Andrea
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Scientists
  • Historical fiction, American
  • Historical fiction, American
  • Scientists
Target audience
adult
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and other stories
Label
Ship fever, Andrea Barrett
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The behavior of the hawkweeds -- The English pupil -- The littoral zone -- Rare bird -- Soroche -- Birds with no feet -- The Marburg sisters -- Ship fever
Control code
ocm32431730
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9780393316001
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
95014562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)32431730
Label
Ship fever, Andrea Barrett
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The behavior of the hawkweeds -- The English pupil -- The littoral zone -- Rare bird -- Soroche -- Birds with no feet -- The Marburg sisters -- Ship fever
Control code
ocm32431730
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9780393316001
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
95014562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)32431730

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