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Ritvo, Harriet 1946-

Overview
Works: 27 works in 82 publications in 2 languages and 2,853 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference proceedings  Exhibition catalogs  Anecdotes  Terminology  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: QH365, 575.2
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Most widely held works by Harriet Ritvo
The animal estate : the English and other creatures in the Victorian Age by Harriet Ritvo ( Book )
14 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The platypus and the mermaid, and other figments of the classifying imagination by Harriet Ritvo ( Book )
12 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book captures the fervor of the Victorian age for classifying and categorizing every new specimen, plant or animal, that British explorers and soldiers and sailors brought home. As she depicts a whole complex of competing groups deploying rival schemes and nomenclatures, Harriet Ritvo shows us a society drawing and redrawing its own boundaries and ultimately identifying itself. A thoroughly absorbing account of taxonomy - as zoological classification and as anthropological study - The Platypus and the Mermaid offers a new perspective on the constantly shifting, ever suggestive interactions of scientific lore, cultural ideas, and the popular imagination
The dawn of green Manchester, Thirlmere, and modern environmentalism by Harriet Ritvo ( )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Located in the heart of England's Lake District, Thirlmere, with its placid sheen, surrounding evergreens, and apparent lack of pollution or development, seems to epitomize the unadulterated bucolic ideal. But under its calm surface lurks the enduring legacy of a nineteenth-century conflict that pitted industrial progress against natural conservation - and helped launch the environmental movement as we know it. Purchased by the city of Manchester in the 1870s, Thirlmere was dammed and converted into a reservoir, its water piped one hundred miles south to the burgeoning industrial center and its workforce. This feat of civil engineering - and of natural resource diversion - inspired one of the first environmental struggles of modern times
Macropolitics of nineteenth-century literature : nationalism, exoticism, imperialism by Jonathan Arac ( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Noble cows and hybrid zebras : essays on animals and history by Harriet Ritvo ( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Over the past two decades, Harriet Ritvo has established herself as a leading scholar in animal studies and one of those most responsible for establishing this field as a crucial part of environmental and social history. Her two well-known books The Platypus and the Mermaid and The Animal Estate did much to introduce and illuminate the importance of nonhuman animals to the study of human culture. Hunting and husbandry, as well as pet keeping and zoo going, forge powerful connections between animal lives and those of humans: in fact, animals have helped define what it means to be human. They have also been one of the most reliable measures of humans' disproportionate influence on the environment. From domestication to extinction, the human impact on animal populations has been profound." "In the essays collected in Noble Cows and Hybrid Zebras, Ritvo explores our attitudes toward animals, from cruelty to sentimentality to the indifference of pure practicality, and touches on many social and scientific issues, including genetic engineering and an animal protection movement much older than most readers would think (animal advocacy was a cause embraced by many Victorians)." "While Ritvo's writing represents the cutting edge in animal history, it has always been characterized by its grace and accessibility, and these essays originally appeared not only in scholarly journals but also in Grand Street, Daedalus, and the American Scholar. Collected for the first time in a single volume, they reveal an important dimension of human history by looking to the creatures who have always surrounded us."--BOOK JACKET
The variation of animals and plants under domestication by Charles Darwin ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An English Arcadia : landscape and architecture in Britain and America : [papers delivered at a Huntington symposium by Symposium An English Arcadia: Landscape and Architectura in Britain and America ( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dawn of green : Manchester, Thirlmere, and the Victorian environment by Harriet Ritvo ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Purchased by the city of Manchester in the 1870s, Thirlmere was dammed and converted into a reservoir, its water piped 100 miles south to the burgeoning industrial city and its workforce. This feat of civil engineering - and of natural resource diversion - inspired one of the first environmental struggles of modern times. The Dawn of Green recreates the battle for Thirlmere and the clashes between conservationists who wished to preserve the lake and developers eager to supply the needs of industry and a growing urban population. Bringing to vivid life the colorful and strong-minded characters who populated both sides of the debate, noted historian Harriet Ritvo revisits notions of the natural promulgated by Romantic poets, recreationists, resource managers, and industrial developers to establish Thirlmere as the template for subsequent - and continuing - environmental struggles."
Naming the beasts ; Mind and body ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On side A. Nicolaas Rupke discusses his study of Richard Owen, a leading Victorian scientist. Harriet Ritvo discusses her study of animal classification in 19th-century England
Next of kin : Looking at the great apes by Harriet Ritvo ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Animals in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Complicated Attitudes and Competing Categories by Harriet Ritvo ( )
2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tier-Mensch Beziehung - Tierzucht
Kaikyū to shiteno dōbutsu : Vikutoria jidai no eikokujin to dōbutsutachi ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Barring the cross : miscegenation and purity in 18th and 19th-century Britain by Harriet Ritvo ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dawn of green Manchester, Thirlmere, and modern environmentalism by Harriet Ritvo ( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Victorian animal dreams : representations of animals in Victorian literature and culture ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The diminishing countryside : studies in Georgic fiction, 1800-1875 by Harriet Ritvo ( Book )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Animal pleasures : popular zoology in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century England by Harriet Ritvo ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Learning from animals : natural history for children in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by Harriet Ritvo ( )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Report of the survey of translation needs in the history of architecture by Stanford Anderson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Animals, history, culture ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
リトヴォ, ハリエット
Languages
English (73)
Japanese (2)
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