Harriet Ritvo Publications


Harriet Ritvo, Noble Cows and Hybrid Zebras: Essays on Animals and History (Virginia, 2010)

Harriet Ritvo, The Dawn of Green: Manchester, Thirlmere, and Modern Environmentalism (Chicago, 2009).

Harriet Ritvo, The Platypus and the Mermaid and Other Figments of the Classifying Imagination (Cambridge, MA 1997).

Harriet Ritvo, The Animal Estate: The English and Other Creatures in the Victorian Age (Cambridge, MA 1987).



Among Animals," Environment and History. 2014.

"How Wild is Wild?" Edges of Environmental History, ed. Christof Mauch and Libby Robin, Rachel Carson Center, 2014. Portuguese translation 2014.

"Going Forth and Multiplying: Animal Acclimatization and Invasion," Environmental History, February 2012. See article here.

"Making Animals Real," in BioSocieties, 2008. See article here.

"Review of Jonathan Smith's Charles Darwin and Victorian Visual Culture," Science, 4/6/07, volume 316, page 54. Click to see the article or the summary.

"Discipline and Indiscipline," Environmental History, January 2005. Click to see the article.

"Animal Planet," Environmental History, April 2004. Click to see the whole article.

"The Fight for Thirlmere: The Victorian Roots of Environmentalism," Science, 6/6/03, volume 300, page 1510. Click to see the whole article or the summary.

"Ordering Creation, or Maybe Not," Literature,
Science, Psychoanalysis, 1830-1970: Essays in Honour of Gillian Beer
, ed. Helen Small, Oxford University Press, 2003.

"The News from the Hills: Environmental Reporting in Victorian Periodicals," in Culture and Science in Nineteenth-Century Media, eds. Geoffrey Cantor and Sally Shuttleworth. Ashgate, 2004.

"History and Animal Studies,'" Society and Animals, December 2002.

"Destroyers and Preservers: Big Game in the Victorian Empire," History Today, January 2002.

"The Natural World," in The Victorian Vision:
Inventing New Britain, ed. John MacKenzie. V and A Publications, 2001.

"Understanding Audiences and Misunderstanding Audiences: Some Publics for Science," in Science Serialized: Representation of the Sciences in and Sally Shuttleworth, MIT Press, 2004.

"Animal Consciousness: Some Historical Perspective," American Zoologist, 2000.

"Science as Literature, Science as Text," Journal of Victorian Culture, 2000.

"The Roast Beef of Old England," in Mad Cows and Modernity: Cross-disciplinary Reflections on the Crisis of Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease, ed. Iain McCalman. Humanities Research Centre (Canberra), 1998.