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Ritvo, Harriet 1946-

Overview
Works: 42 works in 140 publications in 2 languages and 4,710 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition catalogs  Anecdotes  Terminology  Classification 
Roles: Author, Other, Author of introduction, Editor, Publishing director, Creator
Classifications: QH365, 575.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Harriet Ritvo
The dawn of green : Manchester, Thirlmere, and modern environmentalism by Harriet Ritvo( )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,731 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
The animal estate : the English and other creatures in the Victorian Age by Harriet Ritvo( Book )

24 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macropolitics of nineteenth-century literature : nationalism, exoticism, imperialism by Jonathan Arac( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In contrast to the micropolitics of Foucault, macropolitics emphasizes that political transformations at the level of the state have great importance for many developments in nineteenth-century writing
The platypus and the mermaid, and other figments of the classifying imagination by Harriet Ritvo( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 608 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
Noble cows and hybrid zebras : essays on animals and history by Harriet Ritvo( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 201 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 held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays presented at the symposium "An English Arcadia: landscape and architecture in Britain and America" held at the Huntington on 26 and 27 October 1991, in conjunction with an exhibition "An English Arcadia, 1600-1990: designs for gardens and garden buildings in the care of the British National Trust"
The variation of animals and plants under domestication by Charles Darwin( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproduced from the 1883 edition (which was revised from its original publication in 1868), this was Darwin's follow-up to his On the Origin of Species, written in response to criticisms that his theory of evolution was unsubstantiated. Darwin here supports his views via analysis of various aspects of plant and animal life, including an inventory of varieties and their physical and behavioral characteristics, and an investigation of the impact of a species' surrounding environment and the effect of both natural and forced changes in this environment. Volume 2 contains the index for both volumes. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
The animal estate by Harriet Ritvo( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and Japanese and held by 37 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 15 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."
The nature of the beasts : empire and exhibition at the Tokyo Imperial Zoo by Ian Jared Miller( )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries 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
The platypus and the mermaid and other fragments of the classifying imagination by Harriet Ritvo( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Next of kin : looking at the great apes : James Balog [and others]( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naming the beasts ; Mind and body( Recording )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 4 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
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
Next of kin : Looking at the great apes by Tommy Lee Lott( Book )

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

Next of kin : looking at the great apes : James Balog, Walton Ford, Sean Landers, Jean Lowe, Richard Ross, Daisy Youngblood( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English 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 Periodical press in eighteenth-century English and French society: A cross-cultural approach by Stephen Botein( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making Animals Real by Harriet Ritvo( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The animal estate : the English and other creatures in the Victorian Age
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The animal estate : the English and other creatures in the Victorian AgeMacropolitics of nineteenth-century literature : nationalism, exoticism, imperialismThe platypus and the mermaid, and other figments of the classifying imaginationNoble 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 platypus and the mermaid and other fragments of the classifying imaginationThe variation of animals and plants under domestication
Alternative Names
Harriet Ritvo American historian

Harriet Ritvo Amerikaans historica

Harriet Ritvo historiadora estadounidense

Harriet Ritvo historiadora estatunidenca

Harriet Ritvo historiadora estauxunidense

Harriet Ritvo historiane amerikane

Harriet Ritvo historienne américaine

Harriet Ritvo staraí Meiriceánach

Harriet Ritvo storica statunitense

ハリエット・リトヴォ

リトヴォ, ハリエット

Languages
English (114)

Japanese (2)