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McCalman, Iain

Overview
Works: 62 works in 306 publications in 8 languages and 9,125 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Fiction  Historical fiction  Documentary films  Drama  Documentary-style television programs  Motion pictures 
Roles: Author, Editor, Actor, Other, Publishing director, ed, Speaker
Classifications: DA485, 994.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Iain McCalman
An Oxford companion to the Romantic Age : British culture, 1776-1832 by Iain McCalman( )

43 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 2,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the first time in this innovative reference book the Romantic Age is surveyed across all aspects of British culture, rather than in literary or artistic terms alone. The Companion's two-part structure presents forty-two essays on major topics, by leading international experts, cross-referenced to an extensive alphabetical reference section covering all the principal figures, events, and movements in the broad culture of the period. Aimed at students and general readers as well as scholars, the essays constitute an accessible, pluralistic, and modern social history of the epoch; the alphabetical entries can either be used alongside them, for deeper information on specific subjects, or as a free-standing reference tool."--Jacket
The reef : a passionate history by Iain McCalman( Book )

22 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A journey into the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, as experienced by explorers, scientists, and artists The Great Barrier Reef is the most spectacular marine environment on earth, a true wonder of the world. Yet the history of our encounters with it has long been elusive. In The Reef, the acclaimed historian and explorer Iain McCalman recounts in full the dramatic story of the reef and the people who have been captivated by it for two centuries. The Reef is a narrative told through the lives of twenty intrepid souls, from Captain James Cook and his voyage across a mysterious coral maze to the world's leading reef scientist, John "Charlie" Veron, whose personal mission is to rescue the reef from catastrophe. The extraordinary individuals in the book--not only explorers and scientists but also beachcombers, photographers, divers, and indigenous peoples and the castaways they adopted--were drawn to the reef for different reasons, but all shared one thing: a passion for this vast coral country. As McCalman explores how the reef has been seen variously as a labyrinth of terror, a nurturing heartland, a scientific challenge, and a fragile global wonder, he argues that it is only by combining science and art that we will truly appreciate how this great gift of nature has shaped us and why it demands our attention. A classic work of romantic history, blending cutting-edge science with personal reflection and gorgeous images, The Reef is a beautiful book that will speak to broad audiences for years to come"--
Darwin's armada : four voyages and the battle for the theory of evolution by Iain McCalman( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural historian Iain McCalman tells the stories of Charles Darwin and his most vocal supporters and colleagues: Joseph Hooker, Thomas Huxley, and Alfred Wallace. Beginning with the somber morning of April 26, 1882--the day of Darwin's funeral--Darwin's Armada steps back in time and recounts the lives and scientific discoveries of each of these explorers. The four amateur naturalists voyaged separately from Britain to the southern hemisphere in search of adventure and scientific fame. From Darwin's inaugural trip on the Beagle in 1835 through Wallace's exploits in the Amazon and Malaysia in the 1840s and 1850s, each man independently made discoveries that led him to embrace Darwin's groundbreaking theory of evolution. This book reveals the untold story of Darwin's greatest supporters who, during his life, campaigned passionately in the war of ideas over evolution and who lived on to extend and advance the scope of his work.--From publisher description
Radical underworld : prophets, revolutionaries, and pornographers in London, 1795-1840 by Iain McCalman( Book )

28 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last alchemist : Count Cagliostro, master of magic in the age of reason by Iain McCalman( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a portrait of the freemason leader, noting his influence on eighteenth-century artists and royality, and citing his alleged theft of Marie Antoinette's diamond necklace and his arrest by the Inquisition for heresy
Horrors of slavery and other writings by R Wedderburn( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Horrors of Slavery vividly records the history, ideas, and rhetoric of Robert Wedderburn, a Scottish-West Indian slave offspring, who was a leader in the movement to abolish slavery in the West Indies."--BOOK JACKET. "Wedderburn lived an extraordinary life in the slums of Georgian and Regency London during the insurrectionary ferment of the French wars and Reform agitation, working successively as a sailor, tailor, thief, prophet, blasphemous preacher, revolutionary conspirator, and bawdy-house keeper. His publications had an enormous effect in his time, and now for the first time are collected in book form."--BOOK JACKET. "Its unique documents - including abolitionist autobiography, prophetic piety, pungent radical journalism, and fiery colloquial speeches transcribed by government spies and undercover policemen - are echoes from the criminal and political underworld, enabling us to reconstruct the culture and mentality of a poor, unlettered immigrant black. They disclose the rough, rich, and creative political expressions of a desperate mulatto radical whose tavern oratory, blasphemous preaching, burlesque theatricality and revolutionary rhetoric aimed to liberate the enslaved in the West Indies and Britain, and to turn the world upside down in the manner of Cromwell's preachers."--BOOK JACKET. "Wedderburn provoked and endured the repressive wrath of the British government and helped to convince London's artisan ultra-radicals of the affinities between black West Indian and British working-class revolution."--Jacket
Gold : forgotten histories and lost objects of Australia( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discovery of gold in Australia 150 years ago had profound effects on both the environment and indigenous Aboriginal peoples. In this book, a team of prominent historians and curators have collaborated to produce a cultural history of gold and its impact on the development of Australian society
Historical reenactment : from realism to the affective turn by Iain McCalman( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text engages with the quest for definition and appropriate delimitation of reenactment as well as questions about the relationship between realism and affect
Darwin's armada by Iain McCalman( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural historian Iain McCalman tells the stories of Charles Darwin and his most vocal supporters and colleagues: Joseph Hooker, Thomas Huxley, and Alfred Wallace. Beginning with the somber morning of April 26, 1882--the day of Darwin's funeral--Darwin's Armada steps back in time and recounts the lives and scientific discoveries of each of these explorers. The four amateur naturalists voyaged separately from Britain to the southern hemisphere in search of adventure and scientific fame. From Darwin's inaugural trip on the Beagle in 1835 through Wallace's exploits in the Amazon and Malaysia in the 1840s and 1850s, each man independently made discoveries that led him to embrace Darwin's groundbreaking theory of evolution. This book reveals the untold story of Darwin's greatest supporters who, during his life, campaigned passionately in the war of ideas over evolution and who lived on to extend and advance the scope of his work.--From publisher description
Rethinking invasion ecologies from the environmental humanities by Iain McCalman( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Research from a humanist perspective has much to offer in interrogating the social and cultural ramifications of invasion ecologies. The impossibility of securing national boundaries against accidental transfer and the unpredictable climatic changes of our time have introduced new dimensions and hazards to this old issue. Written by a team of international scholars, this book allows us to rethink the impact on national, regional or local ecologies of the deliberate or accidental introduction of foreign species, plant and animal. Modern environmental approaches that treat nature with naïve realism or mobilize it as a moral absolute, unaware or unwilling to accept that it is informed by specific cultural and temporal values, are doomed to fail. Instead, this book shows that we need to understand the complex interactions of ecologies and societies in the past, present and future over the Anthropocene, in order to address problems of the global environmental crisis. It demonstrates how humanistic methods and disciplines can be used to bring fresh clarity and perspective on this long vexed aspect of environmental thought and practice. Students and researchers in environmental studies, invasion ecology, conservation biology, environmental ethics, environmental history and environmental policy will welcome this major contribution to environmental humanities"--
Barnaby Rudge : with the original illustrations by Charles Dickens( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written at a time of social unrest in Victorian Britain, 'Barnaby Rudge' explores the relationship between repression and liberation in private and public life. This edition includes an informative introduction, up-to-date bibliography and explanatory notes
Darwin's brave new world( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the extraordinary and often harrowing story of Charles Darwins 30-year journey to piece together the strange puzzles he saw in nature and finally publish his theory about the evolution of life on earth. Darwins voyage across the giant Pacific Ocean aboard HMS Beagle in 1835 changed the timid young Anglican into one of the most incendiary thinkers of the past few hundred years. In this brilliant three-part dramatised series, we meet the man, his family and the colleagues who supported him through years of illness, isolation, agonizing self-doubt and religious crisis. We gain a glimpse into the courage and tenacity it took Darwin and the other great thinkers who surrounded him to change the way they understood the world, and their place in it
Newgate in revolution : an anthology of radical prison literature in the age of revolution by Michael T Davis( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Newgate in Revolution is an anthology of radical literature issued by the radicals and religious dissenters imprisoned in Newgate in the late eighteenth century." "Including satirical, political and philosophical writings, Newgate in Revolution offers a representative selection of the radical literature issued by Newgate prisoners, including the first edited edition of the prison diary of Thomas Lloyd. All texts are faithfully reproduced and carefully edited, with full explanatory notes and introductions."--BOOK JACKET
In the wake of the Beagle : science in the southern oceans from the age of Darwin( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strange as it may seem, the long wake of the tiny HMS Beagle stretches from the nineteenth century into the future of our globe. Charles Darwin spent only three months in Australia, but Australasia and the Pacific contributed to his evolutionary thinking in a variety of ways
An Oxford companion to the Romantic age( )

in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This reference work provides a broad cultural and historical perspective which presents the aesthetic achievements of great literary figures, their followers and opponents with their counterparts in the field of art, music, design and science
Darwin's armada : how four voyages to Australasia won the battle for evolution and changed the world by Iain McCalman( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charles Darwin, HMS Beagle, 1831-36. Sent to Cambridge to join the clergy, the young Darwin emerged with a passion for naturalism and an invitation to sail on a naval survey vessel to South America, New Zealand and Australia. That journey would change his life, and the course of modern science. Joseph Hooker, HMS Erebus, 1839-43. Inspired by Darwin's Voyage of the Beagle, assistant-surgeon Hooker undertook his own dramatic voyage of exploration, from the Cook Islands to the Antarctic via the high society of Hobart. His botanical research added critical evidence to Darwin's developing ideas on evolution, and he became Darwin's closest ally. Thomas Huxley, HMS Rattlesnake, 1846-50. 'Darwin's Bulldog' would become evolution's most effective champion against the clergy (coining the term 'agnostic'). As a brilliant, ascerbic young man, Huxley was determined to make his name through discoveries in marine biology in the Southern Hemisphere - but his most improbable discovery was that in Sydney he fell in love. Alfred Wallace, the Amazon and South-East Asia, 1848-66. The least celebrated but perhaps the most brilliant of the four. During his many years in remote jungles as a professional specimen collector, the largely self-educated Wallace arrived independently at a theory of evolution by natural selection. He sent his idea to Darwin, precipitating a dramatic moral crisis and the writing of On the Origin of Species. Darwin's Armanda is both a gripping adventure story and a brilliantly enlightening work of history, for the first time portraying the Darwinian revolution as a collective enterprise forged in Australasia. These four remarkable men did what one alone could not - combed the world for evidence of evolution by natural selection, and then fought tirelessly in the social and intellectual battle that followed its famous publication 150 years ago. Together they changed the world."--Book jacket
The seven ordeals of Count Cagliostro : the greatest enchanter of the eighteenth century by Iain McCalman( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in the mid-18th century Palermo slums, Guiseppe Blasam rose from obscurity to become the legendary Count Alessandro di Cagliostoro, who earned his reputation for dazzling kings, feeding the poor, healing the ill and, most conspicuously, relieving the careless rich of their money
Proof & truth : the humanist as expert( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawyers, historians, anthropologists and literary scholars draw heavily on the concepts of 'evidence', 'proof' and 'truth' but these crucial terms generally carry distinct and incommensurate meanings for each discipline or professional practice. The consequences of these differences are more than academic. Divergent understandings of 'proof and truth' have serious practical implications when humanists present themselves as expert witnesses in court cases involving vital contemporary issues such as indigenous land ownership, cultural heritage, social policy and legal administration. With reference to controversial and landmark cases, this collection of cross-disciplinary essays probes the convergences and incompatibilities between legal and humanistic understandings, and opens the way for a more constructive and informed courtroom role for experts of all kinds
Der letzte Alchemist : die Geschichte des Grafen Cagliostro by Iain McCalman( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freemason ... Shaman ... Prophet ... Seducer ... Swindler ... Thief ... Heretic Who was the mysterious Count Cagliostro' Depending on whom you ask, he was either a great healer or a dangerous charlatan. Internationally acclaimed historian Iain McCalman documents how Cagliostro crossed paths -- and often swords -- with the likes of Catherine the Great, Marie Antoinette, and Pope Pius VI. He was a muse to William Blake and the inspiration for both Mozart's Magic Flute and Goethe's Faust. Louis XVI had him thrown into the Bastille for his alleged involvement in what would come to be known as "the affair of the necklace." Yet in London, Warsaw, and St. Petersburg, he established "healing clinics" for the poorest of the poor, and his dexterity in the worlds of alchemy and spiritualism won him acclaim among the nobility across Europe. Also the leader of an exotic brand of Freemasonry, Count Cagliostro was indisputably one of the most influential and notorious figures of the latter eighteenth century, overcoming poverty and an ignoble birth to become the darling -- and bane -- of upper-crust Europe
Maiden voyages and infant colonies : two women's travel narratives of the 1790s by A. M Falconbridge( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Within two months of each other in 1791, two English women set sail with their husbands on relief missions to two recently established and far-flung British colonies, Botany Bay on the east coast of New Holland, and Sierra Leone, West Africa. Their narratives shed light on colonialism, gender, and the slave trade
 
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An Oxford companion to the Romantic Age : British culture, 1776-1832
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Darwin's armada : four voyages and the battle for the theory of evolutionRadical underworld : prophets, revolutionaries, and pornographers in London, 1795-1840The last alchemist : Count Cagliostro, master of magic in the age of reasonHorrors of slavery and other writingsGold : forgotten histories and lost objects of AustraliaHistorical reenactment : from realism to the affective turnDarwin's armadaBarnaby Rudge : with the original illustrations
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Iain McCalman Australian historian, and research professor at the University of Sydney

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