• Art
  • Published 2009

Bugs and the Victorians

  title={Bugs and the Victorians},
  author={J. F. M. Clark},
In the wake of the Scientific Revolution, the impulse to name and classify the natural world accelerated, and insects presented a particularly inviting challenge. This lively book explores how science became increasingly important in nineteenth-century British culture and how the systematic study of insects permitted entomologists to engage with the most pressing questions of Victorian times: the nature of God, mind, and governance, and the origins of life. By placing insects in a myriad of… CONTINUE READING