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The Resource American curiosity : cultures of natural history in the colonial British Atlantic world, Susan Scott Parrish

American curiosity : cultures of natural history in the colonial British Atlantic world, Susan Scott Parrish

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American curiosity : cultures of natural history in the colonial British Atlantic world
Title
American curiosity
Title remainder
cultures of natural history in the colonial British Atlantic world
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Susan Scott Parrish
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Language
eng
Summary
Examines how various people in the British colonies understood and represented the natural world around them from the late sixteenth century through the eighteenth. The author uncovers early descriptions of American natural phenomena as well as clues to how people in the colonies construed their own identities through the natural world
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Parrish, Susan Scott
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture.
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  • Natural history
  • Science
  • Intercultural communication
  • United States
  • United States
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Imperialism
  • United States
  • Great Britain
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American curiosity : cultures of natural history in the colonial British Atlantic world, Susan Scott Parrish
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Publication
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"Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The British metropolis and its "America," 1584-1763. A strange overplus ; Nature's admirable regularity ; London's curious -- English bodies in America. The English humoral body ; Contagious climates ; The English body saved ; Uncouth symptoms -- Atlantic correspondence networks and the curious male colonial. Mutual commerce ; Not one rational eye ; The empirical advantage ; Becoming an F.R.S. ; Us Americans -- The nature of candid friendship. Familiar letters ; The honest friend versus the fop ; Curious love ; Gifts -- Lavinia's nature. Fatal curiosity ; A peculiar grace in the fair sex ; Specimens by every shipping ; Finding signs of the pastoral -- Indian sagacity. The most secret things of nature ; Dear and deadly grapes ; Contested mediation ; No people have better eyes ; A wonderful antidote -- African magi, slave poisoners. Topographies of slave knowledge ; Cunning ; Hiding places ; Collectors ; Poisoners ; Healers ; Obscene birds ; Forest trial, forest refuge
Control code
ocm61362668
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 321 p.
Isbn
9780807856789
Lccn
2005022337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Label
American curiosity : cultures of natural history in the colonial British Atlantic world, Susan Scott Parrish
Publication
Note
"Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The British metropolis and its "America," 1584-1763. A strange overplus ; Nature's admirable regularity ; London's curious -- English bodies in America. The English humoral body ; Contagious climates ; The English body saved ; Uncouth symptoms -- Atlantic correspondence networks and the curious male colonial. Mutual commerce ; Not one rational eye ; The empirical advantage ; Becoming an F.R.S. ; Us Americans -- The nature of candid friendship. Familiar letters ; The honest friend versus the fop ; Curious love ; Gifts -- Lavinia's nature. Fatal curiosity ; A peculiar grace in the fair sex ; Specimens by every shipping ; Finding signs of the pastoral -- Indian sagacity. The most secret things of nature ; Dear and deadly grapes ; Contested mediation ; No people have better eyes ; A wonderful antidote -- African magi, slave poisoners. Topographies of slave knowledge ; Cunning ; Hiding places ; Collectors ; Poisoners ; Healers ; Obscene birds ; Forest trial, forest refuge
Control code
ocm61362668
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 321 p.
Isbn
9780807856789
Lccn
2005022337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., ports.

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