- Éditeur: Harvard University Press
- ISBN: 0-674-00291-1
- Pages: 333
- Publié: 05/02/2001
- Note: 4,5/5 | 34 votes sur Amazon.fr
This engaging and wide-ranging biography casts new light on the life and careers of Percival Lowell. Scion of a wealthy Boston family, elder brother of Harvard président Lawrence and Amy poet, Percival Lowell is best remembered as the astronomer who claimed that intelligent beings had built a network of canals on Mats. But the emerges Lowell l’OMS à David Strauss’s finely textured portrait en ce qui concerne a polymath: not just a self-taught astronomer, but a skilled shrewd investor, photographer, inspired public speaker, and adventure-travel writer whose popular books contributed to an awakening American interest in Japan. Strauss shows that Lowell consistently followed the same intellectual l’Agenda. One of the principal American disciples of Herbert Spencer, Lowell, in his investigations of Japanese culture, set out to confirm Spencer’s notion Westerners that were the highest expression of the evolutionary process. In his brilliant Defence of the canals on mars Lowell drew on Spencer’s evolutionary views to argue that would planets develop life-supporting atmospheres over time. Strauss’s charming, somewhat bittersweet tale is the story of a rebellious Boston Brahmin whose outsider mentality, deep commitment to personnel freedom, and competence in two cultures all contributed to the very special character of his careers, first as a cultural analyst and then more astronomer memorably as an.
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