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By Christina Alt

Reflecting the modernist fascination with technological know-how, Virginia Woolf's representations of nature are knowledgeable by means of a wide-ranging curiosity in modern advancements within the existence sciences. Christina Alt analyses Woolf's responses to disciplines starting from taxonomy and the hot biology of the laboratory to ethology and ecology and illustrates how Woolf drew at the tools and pursuits of the modern lifestyles sciences to explain her personal literary experiments. during the exam of Woolf's engagement with transferring techniques to the examine of nature, this paintings covers new floor in Woolf stories and makes an enormous contribution to the certainty of modernist exchanges among literature and technology.

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