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Tables of Contents for In Nature's Name
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
Illustrations
xv
Acknowledgments
xix
Preface
xxi
PRELUDE
Cecil Frances Alexander
``All Things Bright and Beauteous''
3
1
Mary Webb
``Face to face with the sunflower''
4
5
SECTION ONE: SPEAKING OUT
Introduction
9
5
Lydia Becker
``Is There Any Specific Distinction Between Male and Female Intellect?''
14
6
From ``On the Study of Science by Women''
20
12
Emma Wallington
``The Physical and Intellectual Capacities of Woman Equal to Those of Men''
32
15
Mona Caird
From ``A Defence of the So-called `Wild Women'''
47
14
Florence Dixie
From Gloriana; or The Revolution of 1900
61
5
Frances Swiney
From Woman and Natural Law
66
10
From ``Man's Necessity''
76
7
SECTION TWO: PROTECTING
Introduction
83
15
Sensitivity to Other Species
Sarah Trimmer
From Fabulous Histories
98
3
Mary Martha Sherwood
From Soffrona and Her Cat Muff
101
6
Anne Bronte
``The Uncle''
107
3
``The Captive Dove''
110
1
Eliza Cook
``On Seeing a Bird-Catcher''
111
1
Anna Sewell
From Black Beauty, ``Poor Ginger''
112
1
Mathilde Blind
``On a Forsaken Lark's Nest''
113
1
Christina Rossetti
``Hurt no living thing''
114
1
``Hopping frog, hop here and be seen''
114
1
``Hear what the mournful linnets say''
115
1
Mary Howitt
``The Cry of the Suffering Creatures''
115
2
The Horrors of Sport
Anna Sewell
From Black Beauty, ``The Hunt''
117
2
Florence Dixie
``The Horrors of Sport''
119
4
Mary Webb
From Gone to Earth
123
6
Antivivisection
Vernon Lee
From ``Vivisection: An Evolutionist to Evolutionists''
129
6
Anna Kingsford
From Spiritual Therapeutics, ``Unscientific Science: Moral Aspects of Vivisection''
135
10
Frances Power Cobbe
From The Modern Rack, ``Science in Excelsis: A New Vision of Judgement''
145
10
Louise Lind-af-Hageby and Liese Schartau
From The Shambles of Science: Extracts from the Diary of Two Students of Physiology, ``Fun''
155
3
Conservation: Birds
Eliza Cook
From the preface to Poetical Works
158
1
``Birds''
159
1
Sara Orne Jewett
From `A White Heron' and Other Stories, ``A White Heron''
159
9
Winifred, Duchess of Portland
From the opening proceedings of ``Protection of Bird and Animal Life,'' International Congress of Women
168
2
Margaretta Lemon
``Dress in Relation to Animal Life''
170
6
Mary Webb
``The Cuckoo Clock''
176
9
Conservation: The Land and Its Plants
Mary Russell Mitford
From Our Village: Sketches of Rural Character and Scenery, ``Walks in the Country: The Wood''
185
4
Octavia Hill
From ``Our Common Land''
189
3
Edith Nesbit
From Wings and the Child; or, The Building of Magic Cities
192
6
Juliana Horatia Ewing
From A Great Emergency, & Other Tales, ``Our Field''
198
9
Charlotte Mew
``The Trees Are Down''
207
4
SECTION THREE: DOMESTICATING
Introduction
211
12
Menageries and Animal Stories
Margaret Emily Shore
The Penny Magazine, ``Account of a Young Cuckoo''
223
2
The Penny Magazine, ``The Golden-Crested Wren''
225
2
From Journal of Emily Shore
227
1
E. A. Maling
From Song Birds and How to Keep Them
228
4
Eliza Brightwen
From More about Wild Nature, ``Impey the Bat''
232
4
From Inmates of My House and Garden
236
4
Alice Dew-Smith
From Tom Tug and Others: Sketches in a Domestic Menagerie
240
7
Farming and Gardsening
Harriet Martineau
From Our Farm of Two Acres
247
5
Annie Martin
From Home Life on an Ostrich Farm
252
8
Eliza Cook
``Song of the Ostrich''
260
2
Gertrude Jekyll
From Children and Gardens, ``Pussies in the Garden''
262
5
Margaret Gatty
From Parables from Nature, ``Training and Restraining''
267
6
Frances Hodgson Burnett
From The Secret Garden
273
4
Mary Webb
``A Cedar-Rose''
277
6
Plants and Interiors
Jane Loudon
From A Lady's Country Companion
283
2
Elizabeth Twining
From What Can Window-Gardens do for our Health?
285
11
Annie Hassard
From Floral Decorations for the Dwelling House
296
5
SECTION FOUR: ADVENTURING
Introduction
301
11
For Science
Mary Kingsley
From ``Fishing in West Africa''
312
12
Marianne North
From Recollections of a Happy Life
324
6
Louisa Anne Meredith
From My Home in Tasmania
330
12
For Sport
George Egerton
From ``A Cross Line''
342
3
Mrs. R. H. Tyacke
From How I Shot My Bears; or Two Years in Kullu and Lahoul
345
3
Isabel Savory
From A Sportswoman in India
348
8
Isabella Bird
From Six Months in the Sandwich Islands
356
4
From A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains
360
11
Nina Mazuchelli
From The Indian Alps and How We Crossed Them
371
6
Eliza Cook
``Song of the Eagle''
377
4
SECTION FIVE: APPRECIATING
Introduction
381
8
Romanticism
Dorothy Wordsworth
From The Alfoxden Journal
389
1
Emily Bronte
``High Waving Heather''
390
1
Charlotte Mew
From The Poems of Emily Bronte
390
1
Mary Howitt
``The Dor-Hawk''
391
1
Florence Dixie
``With Nature''
392
2
Eliza Cook
``The Old Green Lane''
394
1
``Not as I Used to Do''
395
2
Beatrix Potter
``Elder flowers''
397
2
Aestheticism
Eliza Brightwen
From More About Wild Nature, ``Dame Nature''
399
2
Vernon Lee
From Genius Loci, ``Among the Marble Mountains''
401
3
From The Spirit of Rome, ``Asphodels''
404
1
From The Tower of the Mirrors and Other Essays, ``The Lizard in the Abbey Church''
405
3
Amy Levy
``To Vernon Lee''
408
1
Alice Meynell
``Rain''
409
2
The Color of Life
Octavia Hill
From ``Colour, Space, and Music for the People''
411
4
Gertrude Jekyll
From Colour Schemes for the Flower Garden, ``Gardens of Special Colouring''
415
7
Mary Webb
From The Spring of Joy, ``The Beauty of Colour''
422
6
Christina Rossetti
``Where innocent bright-eyed daisies are''
428
1
Michael Field
``Noon''
428
1
``Cyclamens''
429
1
Mary Webb
``The White Moth''
429
1
Mary E. Coleridge
``L'Oiseau Bleu''
430
1
Charlotte Mew
``The Sunlit House''
431
1
Alice Meynell
``A Dead Harvest: In Kensington Gardens''
432
3
SECTION SIX: POPULARIZING SCIENCE
Introduction
435
8
Kinds of Science Popularization
Jane Marcet
From Conversations on Natural Philosophy
443
16
Mary Somerville
From On the Connexion of the Physical Sciences
459
7
Jane Loudon
From The Young Naturalist
466
7
Arabella B. Buckley
From The Fairy-land of Science
473
11
Ellis Ethelmer (Elizabeth Wolstenholine Elmy)
From Baby Buds
484
4
Women and Darwin
Arabella B. Buckley
From Life and Her Children
488
8
From Winners in Life's Race
496
12
A. Mary F. Robinson
``Darwinism''
508
1
Alice Bodington
From Studies in Evolution and Biology
509
3
May Kendall
``The Lower Life''
512
2
``Lay of the Trilobite''
514
5
SECTION SEVEN: AMATEURS OR PROFESSIONALS?
Introduction
519
10
Who/ What Was a Professional?
Miss White
``The Training of Women as Gardeners''
529
6
Sarah Bowdich Lee
From Taxidermy; or The Art of Collecting, Preparing, and Mounting Objects of Natural History
535
7
Elizabeth Gould
From a Letter of 9 January 1838
542
2
Jemima Blackburn
Letter to Nature, 14 March 1872
544
2
Beatrix Potter
``Hedgehogs''
546
2
Seaweeds, Zoophytes, and Women
Eliza Cook
From ``Song of the Sea-weed''
548
1
Anne Pratt
From Chapters on the Common Things of the Sea-side, ``Zoophytes''
549
3
Margaret Gatty
From British Sea-weeds
552
8
From Parables from Nature, ``Knowledge not the Limit of Belief''
560
7
Professionals
Margaret F. Fountaine
``Amongst the Rhopalocera of the Philippines''
567
8
Eleanor Ormerod
From Eleanor Ormerod, LL.D.
575
12
Marie Stopes
``The `Xerophytic' Character of the Gymnosperms''
587
5
From The Study of Plant Life for Young People
592
4
From Married Love
596
9
POSTLUDE
Mary Webb
From ``Vis Medicatrix Nature''
605
6
Chronology
611
24
Biographical Sketches
635
22
For Further Reading
657
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