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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
Statement of responsibility
Susan Scott Parrish
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Subject
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
Dewey number
508/.0973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • 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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"Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia."
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
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
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ocn861793487
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unknown
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1 online resource (xvi, 321 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781469600956
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unknown
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
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illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)861793487
Label
American curiosity : cultures of natural history in the colonial British Atlantic world, Susan Scott Parrish
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
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
ocn861793487
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 321 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469600956
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861793487

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