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Edited by Julia Harding.

in The Oxford Companion to Wine

January 2006; p ublished online August 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 37 words.

when applied to a French wine usually means ‘still’. Nature, with a capital N, is viewed by wine producers as

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nature

Edited by Jancis Robinson and Julia Harding.

in The Oxford Companion to Wine

January 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 40 words.

when applied to a French wine usually means ‘still’. Nature, with a capital N, is viewed by wine producers as

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<b>NATURE</b>

Edited by Adele Berlin and Maxine Grossman.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 399 words.

The concept of nature as a system operating independently according to fixed laws of its own derives from Greek philosophy.

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Nature

in The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics

P ublished online August 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 2235 words.

In their classic study of the term, Lovejoy and Boas teased out 61 categories of meaning for our word nature

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Nature

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability

January 2010; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics. 1022 words.

Concepts of “nature” are critical to discussions about sustainability. The term’s many meanings, images, and uses shape various senses of humanity’s moral place in the world....

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Nature

Heinrich Meier.

in On the Happiness of the Philosophic Life

April 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy. 12178 words.

This chapter examines Jean-Jacques Rousseau's treatment of nature in Les rêveries du Promeneur Solitaire, and how it becomes the standard support for the self-understanding and orientation...

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Catherine Osborne.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Philosophy. 279 words.

The term physis, originally meaning ‘birth’ or ‘growth’, evolved to become the standard term for the ‘nature’ of an animal or plant. From the 6th cent. bce Greek philosophers were said to be...

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Nature

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

An essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson in 1836, in which he outlined his views of the links between people and nature.

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nature

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 223 words.

Fowler (1926) criticized as verbose the use of the word nature in two constructions, and his criticism was amplified by Gowers (...

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<p>Nature</p>

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 1102 words.

Nature, Mr Allnutt, is what we are put into this world to rise above.

James Agee 1909–55 American

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<p>Nature</p>

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 1102 words.

Nature, Mr Allnutt, is what we are put into this world to rise above.

James Agee 1909–55 American

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<p>Nature</p>

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 1004 words.

Nature, Mr Allnutt, is what we are put into this world to rise above.

James Agee 1909–55 American

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nature

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization

January 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical History. 261 words.

The term physis, originally meaning ‘birth’ or ‘growth’, evolved to become the standard term for the ‘nature’ of an animal or plant. From the 6th cent. ...

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Nature

Ritchie Robertson.

in Goethe

January 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biographical Studies. 6403 words.

For Goethe, humanity formed part of a greater unity, that of Nature. Nature was also something to be experienced in the most direct, immediate way. ‘Nature’ looks closely at the poem Auf...

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Nature

Stacy Alaimo.

in The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theory

February 2016; p ublished online January 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Political Theory; Comparative Politics. 10281 words.

The term “nature,” because of its associations with gender and racial essentialisms, its position in foundational Western dualisms, its place in the colonialist imagination, and its...

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<i>Nature</i>

James D. Hart.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

January 1986; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (American). 277 words.

essay by Emerson, published anonymously in 1836 and reprinted in Nature, Addresses, and Lectures (1849). Based on his early lectures, this first book expresses the main principles of...

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nature

Overview page. Subjects: Arts and Humanities.

See anatomy and physiology; animals (various entries); anthropology; astronomy; body; botany; climate; constellations; earthquakes; ecology; embryology; famine; geography; gynaecology;...

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nature

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval).

The Goddess (see also Nature, kynde), appears in The Parliament of Fowls, where she is found sitting in a glade ‘upon an hil of floures’, her ‘hall’ and ‘bower’ made ...

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Nature

Alfonso Troisi.

in The Painted Mind

May 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; History of Medicine. 5079 words.

Referring to “natural behaviors” or “behaviors against nature” is common not only in the media but also in different professional fields dealing with human conduct. However, many...

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Nature

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History

January 2010; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 4328 words.

All cultures depend on the natural world—plants and animals, the weather, the sun and the sea—for their sustenance. Likewise, each culture has creation stories that classify...

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