Nabokov's Blues: The Scientific Odyssey of a Literary Genius

Note moyenne 3,9
( 78 avis fournis par Goodreads )
 
9780071373302: Nabokov's Blues: The Scientific Odyssey of a Literary Genius

?This insidiously charming book teaches readers about the place of lepidoptery in the life sciences and the kinds of questions that natural scientists seek to answer....Like Nabokov himself, this volume exemplifies some of the virtues shared by art

Les informations fournies dans la section « Synopsis » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.

Review :

The title Nabokov's Blues is sure to bewilder many: was the great author depressed? Nothing of the sort--unknown to all but the most dedicated Lolita-philes, the great Russian author was a dedicated lepidopterist; the book, by fellow scientist Kurt Johnson and writer Steve Coates, explores his life's work with the Blue butterflies of South America. Nabokov brought the same gentle sensibility to his scientific work that he used in his writing and teaching careers, and the authors have found great new depths to the man that an army of biographers had failed to excavate. Entomology buffs will find much to love in Nabokov's Blues, with collecting trips into the field and anatomical detective work taking the forefront. Literati seeking new insights into the man's life will also be pleased to find his story told from a new perspective, focusing more on his exacting research than his tumultuous personal life.

Nabokov's life reflects 20th-century biology as well as literature; he involved himself in many of the great debates of his time from his vantage points at Cornell and Harvard (where he held a post at the Museum of Comparative Zoology). His contributions to our thinking about speciation, some of which have only come to light recently, are clear-headed and invaluable. The authors know Nabokov's life well and are eager to share this side of it with us; while he will always be better known for his literary work, Nabokov's Blues throws light into the shadows cast by his great stature. --Rob Lightner

From the Back Cover :

"This insidiously charming book teaches readers about the place of lepidoptery in the life sciences and the kinds of questions that natural scientists seek to answer... Like Nabokov himself, this volume exemplifies some of the virtues shared by art and science: wit, intelligence, and, above all, meticulousness."--"The New Yorker

"Charming...In a world that often separates science and culture like church and state, this book reminds us that, for Nabokov, butterflies helped shape 'a habitual way of looking at the world' that was ultimately conducive to great literature and to great lepidoptery alike."--"New York Times Book Review

"This is a grand book: erudite, generous, and wise. It is written with a grace and intelligence worthy of its eponymous subject."--"Boston Globe

Vladimir Nabokov, the Russian-American author of "Lolita and other enduring works of fiction, had no formal training in biology, but during the 1940s was an acknowledged expert in Blues, a diverse group of butterflies inhabiting some of the remotest parts of Latin America. In 1945, while serving as curator at Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology, he published a radical new classification of Blues, a pioneering work that would remain largely forgotten for nearly fifty years.

Part biography of one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, and part scientific detective story, Nabokov's Blues explores far-reaching questions of biogeography, evolution, and the worldwide crisis in biodiversity--as well as the rich and varied place butterflies hold in Nabokov's fiction.

Les informations fournies dans la section « A propos du livre » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.

Meilleurs résultats de recherche sur AbeBooks

1.

Johnson, Kurt
Edité par MCGRAW HILL BOOK CO (2001)
ISBN 10 : 0071373306 ISBN 13 : 9780071373302
Neuf(s) Quantité : > 20
impression à la demande
Vendeur
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre MCGRAW HILL BOOK CO, 2001. PAP. État : New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. N° de réf. du libraire IQ-9780071373302

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 11,20
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,46
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

2.

Johnson, Kurt
ISBN 10 : 0071373306 ISBN 13 : 9780071373302
Neuf(s) Paperback Quantité : > 20
impression à la demande
Vendeur
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Paperback. État : New. This item is printed on demand. Item doesn't include CD/DVD. N° de réf. du libraire 1706901

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 12,07
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,46
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

3.

Johnson, Kurt
Edité par McGraw-Hill Companies 2001-03 (2001)
ISBN 10 : 0071373306 ISBN 13 : 9780071373302
Neuf(s) Quantité : 5
Vendeur
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Royaume-Uni)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre McGraw-Hill Companies 2001-03, 2001. PF. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire NU-LSI-06997730

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 13,01
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,38
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

4.

Johnson, Kurt
Edité par McGraw-Hill Professional (2017)
ISBN 10 : 0071373306 ISBN 13 : 9780071373302
Neuf(s) Paperback Quantité : 6
impression à la demande
Vendeur
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre McGraw-Hill Professional, 2017. Paperback. État : New. This item is printed on demand. N° de réf. du libraire 0071373306

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 14,55
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 2,59
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

5.

Kurt Johnson, Steve Coates
Edité par McGraw-Hill Education - Europe, United States (2001)
ISBN 10 : 0071373306 ISBN 13 : 9780071373302
Neuf(s) Paperback Quantité : 10
impression à la demande
Vendeur
The Book Depository
(London, Royaume-Uni)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre McGraw-Hill Education - Europe, United States, 2001. Paperback. État : New. New edition. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.During the 1940s Vladimir Nabokov was an acknowldged experts in Blues, a diverse group of Latin American butterflies. This book, which is part biography, explores the worldwide crisis in biodiversity and the place of butterflies in Nabokov s fiction. N° de réf. du libraire AAV9780071373302

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 17,21
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

6.

Kurt Johnson, Steve Coates
Edité par McGraw-Hill Education - Europe, United States (2001)
ISBN 10 : 0071373306 ISBN 13 : 9780071373302
Neuf(s) Paperback Quantité : 10
impression à la demande
Vendeur
The Book Depository US
(London, Royaume-Uni)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre McGraw-Hill Education - Europe, United States, 2001. Paperback. État : New. New edition. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. During the 1940s Vladimir Nabokov was an acknowldged experts in Blues, a diverse group of Latin American butterflies. This book, which is part biography, explores the worldwide crisis in biodiversity and the place of butterflies in Nabokov s fiction. N° de réf. du libraire AAV9780071373302

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 17,28
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

7.

Johnson, Kurt
Edité par McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN 10 : 0071373306 ISBN 13 : 9780071373302
Neuf(s) PAPERBACK Quantité : 3
Vendeur
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre McGraw-Hill Professional. PAPERBACK. État : New. 0071373306 BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|1.24. N° de réf. du libraire OTF-Y-9780071373302

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 14,45
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,46
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

8.

Johnson, Kurt; Coates, Steve [Contributor]
Edité par McGraw-Hill Professional (2001)
ISBN 10 : 0071373306 ISBN 13 : 9780071373302
Neuf(s) Paperback Quantité : 10
Vendeur
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre McGraw-Hill Professional, 2001. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire INGM9780071373302

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 17,07
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,46
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

9.

Kurt Johnson
Edité par McGraw-Hill Professional (2001)
ISBN 10 : 0071373306 ISBN 13 : 9780071373302
Neuf(s) Paperback Quantité : 1
Vendeur
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre McGraw-Hill Professional, 2001. Paperback. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 0071373306

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 21,76
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

10.

Kurt Johnson
Edité par McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN 10 : 0071373306 ISBN 13 : 9780071373302
Neuf(s) Paperback Quantité : 20
Vendeur
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre McGraw-Hill Companies. Paperback. État : New. Paperback. 372 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.9in.This insidiously charming book teaches readers about the place of lepidoptery in the life sciences and the kinds of questions that natural scientists seek to answer. . . . Like Nabokov himself, this volume exemplifies some of the virtues shared by art This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. N° de réf. du libraire 9780071373302

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 18,36
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,43
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

autres exemplaires de ce livre sont disponibles

Afficher tous les résultats pour ce livre