Victorian and Edwardian Women Embrace the Living World
Some of these women discovered previously unknown species, others wrote and illustrated natural histories or animal stories, and still others educated women, the working classes, and children about recent scientific advances. A number of women also played pivotal roles in the defense of animal rights by protesting overhunting, vivisection, and habitat destruction, even as they demanded their own rights to vote, work, and enter universities.
Kindred Nature shows the enormous impact Victorian and Edwardian women had on the natural sciences and the environmental movement, and on our own attitudes toward nature and human nature.
Pt. 1: Women on the Edge of Science
1: Who Can Speak in Nature's Name?
2: Retelling the Story of Science: The Wonders of Nature
3: Cataloging the Natural World: Case Studies of Women Naturalists
Pt. 2: Nature's Crusaders
4: Nurturing Nature
5: "Tongues of Fire": Womanist Visions of Nature
Pt. 3: Storied Nature
6: Aestheticizing Nature
7: Hunting and Gathering Writing
8: Storied Animals
9: Kindred Natures: The Earthlings
Afterward: An Afterword