The Spiritual History of Ice: Romanticism, Science and the Imagination

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At the end of the eighteenth century, scientists for the first time demonstrated what medieval and renaissance alchemists had long suspected; ice is not lifeless but vital, a crystalline revelation of vigorous powers. Studied in esoteric and exoterical representations of frozen phenomena, several Romantic figures - including Coleridge and Poe, Percy and Mary Shelley, Emerson and Thoreau - challenged traditional notions of ice as waste and instead celebrated crystals, glaciers, and the poles as special disclosures of a ...

The Spiritual History of Ice: Romanticism, Science and the Imagination 2009, Palgrave MacMillan, New York

ISBN-13: 9780230619715

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The Spiritual History of Ice: Romanticism, Science, and the Imagination 2003, Palgrave MacMillan, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780312292997

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