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Ritvo, Harriet 1946-

Overview
Works: 29 works in 104 publications in 3 languages and 3,801 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Terminology  Exhibition catalogs  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Publishing director
Classifications: QH365, 575.2
Publication Timeline
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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 )

19 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 654 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 619 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 )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 528 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 249 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
Noble cows and hybrid zebras : essays on animals and history by Harriet Ritvo( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 176 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 144 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 141 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

"A century after Thirlmere, the demand for water and the control of water rights are among the most pressing political, humanitarian, and environmental concerns of our time. By investigating Victorian ideas about industry, development, and technology, Ritvo shows how the lessons learned in the Lake District can inform and guide modern environmental and conservation campaigns."--Jacket
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 [and others] by Harriet Ritvo( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 5 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

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

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
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

Working paper. Barring the cross( )

in Multiple languages and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Working paper. Possessing mother nature( )

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

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Focusing on Tokyo's historic Ueno Zoo, this title shows how the facility played a critical role in legitimising Japan's project of imperial expansion in the public mind. Founded in 1882, the zoo served as one of the primary arenas of Japan's imperialist spectacle
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

Animals, history, culture( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The animal estate : the English and other creatures in the Victorian Age
Alternative Names
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 environmentVictorian animal dreams : representations of animals in Victorian literature and culture