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Ritvo, Harriet 1946-

Overview
Works: 35 works in 115 publications in 3 languages and 4,141 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition catalogs  Terminology 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Author of introduction, Publishing director
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 )

25 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The platypus and the mermaid, and other figments of the classifying imagination by Harriet Ritvo( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 617 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
Macropolitics of nineteenth-century literature : nationalism, exoticism, imperialism by Jonathan Arac( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dawn of green : Manchester, Thirlmere, and modern environmentalism by Harriet Ritvo( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1870 the burgeoning city of Manchester purchased a lake in Cumbria, Thirlmere, to provide a water supply. The conversion of lake to reservoir sparked one of the earlist environmental campaigns. Harriet Ritvo revisits the controversy & considers what lessons it has left with us
Noble cows and hybrid zebras : essays on animals and history by Harriet Ritvo( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 182 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."--Jacket
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 )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The variation of animals and plants under domestication by Charles Darwin( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This mid 19th-century work is one of Charles Darwin's scientific studies relating to his theory of evolution. In it, Darwin discusses heredity and the domestication of species. This is the first book in a two-volume set
The dawn of green : Manchester, Thirlmere, and the Victorian environment by Harriet Ritvo( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 14 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."
Macropolitics of Nineteenth-Century Literature : Nationalism, Exoticism, Imperialism( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naming the beasts ; Mind and body( Recording )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On side B. "Mind and body" presents a staged reading of an adaptation of a story by William Carlos Williams, the American physician and writer (1883-1963). Eric J. Cassell comments on the ethics of the physician- patient relationship
Next of Kin: looking at the great apes : James Balog, Walton Ford, Sean Landers, Jean Lowe, Richard Ross, Daisy Youngblood by Harriet Ritvo( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of the beasts : empire and exhibition at the Tokyo Imperial Zoo by Ian Jared Miller( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is widely known that such Western institutions as the museum, the university, and the penitentiary shaped Japan's emergence as a modern nation-state. Less commonly recognized is the role played by the distinctly hybrid institution--at once museum, laboratory, and prison--of the zoological garden. In this eye-opening study of Japan's first modern zoo, Tokyo's Ueno Imperial Zoological Gardens, opened in 1882, Ian Jared Miller offers a refreshingly unconventional narrative of Japan's rapid modernization and changing relationship with the natural world. As the first zoological garden in the world not built under the sway of a Western imperial regime, the Ueno Zoo served not only as a staple attraction in the nation's capital--an institutional marker of national accomplishment--but also as a site for the propagation of a new "natural" order that was scientifically verifiable and evolutionarily foreordained. As the Japanese empire grew, Ueno became one of the primary sites of imperialist spectacle, a microcosm of the empire that could be traveled in the course of a single day. The meaning of the zoo would change over the course of Imperial Japan's unraveling and subsequent Allied occupation. Today it remains one of Japan's most frequently visited places. But instead of empire in its classic political sense, it now bespeaks the ambivalent dominion of the human species over the natural environment, harkening back to its imperial roots even as it asks us to question our exploitation of the planet's resources
Next of kin : looking at the great apes : James Balog [and others]( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 3 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

Grossbritannien/Irland - 1700-1900 - Soziologie - Wirtschaftsgeschichte
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

Next of kin : Looking at the great apes by Tommy Lee Lott( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The variation of animals & plants under domestication by Charles Darwin( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Working paper. Barring the cross( )

in Multiple languages and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Counting Sheep in the English Lake District : rare breeds, local knowledge, and environmental history by Harriet Ritvo( )

1 edition published in 2010 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

 
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The platypus and the mermaid, and other figments of the classifying imagination
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Harriet Ritvo American historian

リトヴォ, ハリエット

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The platypus and the mermaid, and other figments of the classifying imaginationMacropolitics of nineteenth-century literature : nationalism, exoticism, imperialismThe dawn of green : Manchester, Thirlmere, and modern environmentalismNoble cows and hybrid zebras : essays on animals and historyAn English Arcadia : landscape and architecture in Britain and America : [papers delivered at a Huntington symposiumThe variation of animals and plants under domesticationThe dawn of green : Manchester, Thirlmere, and the Victorian environmentThe variation of animals & plants under domesticationVictorian animal dreams : representations of animals in Victorian literature and culture