skip to content
Mr. Jefferson and the giant moose : natural history in early America Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Mr. Jefferson and the giant moose : natural history in early America

Author: Lee Alan Dugatkin
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Capturing the essence of the origin and evolution of the so-called "degeneracy debates," over whether the flora and fauna of America (including Native Americans) were naturally weaker and feebler than species elsewhere in the world, this book chronicles Thomas Jefferson's efforts to counter French conceptions of American degeneracy, culminating in his sending of a stuffed moose to Buffon.
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Georges Louis Leclerc Buffon, comte de; Thomas Jefferson; Georges L de Buffon; Thomas Jefferson; Georges Louis Le Clerc de Buffon; Thomas Jefferson; Georges Louis Leclerc Buffon, comte de
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Alan Dugatkin
ISBN: 9780226169149 0226169146
OCLC Number: 317923081
Description: xii, 166 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: "Dictatorial powers of the botanical gentlemen of Europe" --
The count's degenerate America --
"Noxious vapors and corrupt juices" --
"Not a sprig of grass that shoots uninteresting" --
"Geniuses which adorn the present age" --
Enter the moose --
Thirty-seven-pound frogs and Patagonian giants --
Extracting the "tapeworm of Europe" from our brain.
Responsibility: Lee Alan Dugatkin.

Abstract:

In the years after the Revolutionary War, the fledging republic of America was viewed by many Europeans as a degenerate backwater, populated by subspecies weak and feeble. This book recreates the  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose captures the degeneracy debates that pitted some of the most respected continental naturalists against the finest intellects in the emergent United States. Standing Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/317923081> # Mr. Jefferson and the giant moose : natural history in early America
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "317923081" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/ilu> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/Chicago> ; # Chicago
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/London> ; # London
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/820865> ; # Attitude (Psychology)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797244645#Topic/human_beings_effect_of_environment_on_america> ; # Human beings--Effect of environment on--America
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797244645#Person/jefferson_thomas> ; # Thomas Jefferson
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797244645#Topic/biological_evolution> ; # Biological Evolution
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797244645#Topic/life_sciences_history_18th_century> ; # Life sciences--History--18th century
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/41866059> ; # Thomas Jefferson
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797244645#Topic/degeneration_environmental_aspects_america_historiography_18th_century> ; # Degeneration--Environmental aspects--America--Historiography--18th century
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/962843> ; # Human beings--Effect of environment on
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797244645#Place/united_states> ; # United States
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1239786> ; # America
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/508.09709033/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797244645#Topic/natural_history_history> ; # Natural History--history
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797244645#Topic/naturgeschichte> ; # Naturgeschichte
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797244645#Person/buffon_georges_louis_leclerc_comte_de_1707_1788> ; # comte de Georges Louis Leclerc Buffon
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/36915547> ; # comte de Georges Louis Leclerc Buffon
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797244645#Topic/natur> ; # Natur
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797244645#Topic/ecology_history> ; # Ecology--history
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797244645#Person/buffon_georges_l_de> ; # Georges L de Buffon
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797244645#Topic/history_18th_century> ; # History, 18th Century
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/994857> ; # Learning and scholarship
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/998323> ; # Life sciences
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797244645#Place/usa> ; # USA.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797244645#Person/buffon_georges_louis_le_clerc_de> ; # Georges Louis Le Clerc de Buffon
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797244645#Person/jefferson_thomas_1743_1826> ; # Thomas Jefferson
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/264945128> ; # Lee Alan Dugatkin
    schema:datePublished "2009" ;
    schema:description "Capturing the essence of the origin and evolution of the so-called "degeneracy debates," over whether the flora and fauna of America (including Native Americans) were naturally weaker and feebler than species elsewhere in the world, this book chronicles Thomas Jefferson's efforts to counter French conceptions of American degeneracy, culminating in his sending of a stuffed moose to Buffon."@en ;
    schema:description ""Dictatorial powers of the botanical gentlemen of Europe" -- The count's degenerate America -- "Noxious vapors and corrupt juices" -- "Not a sprig of grass that shoots uninteresting" -- "Geniuses which adorn the present age" -- Enter the moose -- Thirty-seven-pound frogs and Patagonian giants -- Extracting the "tapeworm of Europe" from our brain."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/797244645> ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "Mr. Jefferson and the giant moose : natural history in early America"@en ;
    schema:productID "317923081" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/317923081#PublicationEvent/chicago_london_the_university_of_chicago_press_2009> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797244645#Agent/the_university_of_chicago_press> ; # The University of Chicago Press
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780226169149> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBA968973> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/317923081> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/Chicago> # Chicago
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Chicago" ;
    .

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/London> # London
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "London" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797244645#Agent/the_university_of_chicago_press> # The University of Chicago Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "The University of Chicago Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797244645#Person/buffon_georges_l_de> # Georges L de Buffon
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Buffon" ;
    schema:givenName "Georges L. de" ;
    schema:name "Georges L de Buffon" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797244645#Person/buffon_georges_louis_le_clerc_de> # Georges Louis Le Clerc de Buffon
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Buffon" ;
    schema:givenName "Georges Louis Le Clerc de" ;
    schema:name "Georges Louis Le Clerc de Buffon" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797244645#Person/buffon_georges_louis_leclerc_comte_de_1707_1788> # comte de Georges Louis Leclerc Buffon
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1707" ;
    schema:deathDate "1788" ;
    schema:familyName "Buffon" ;
    schema:givenName "Georges Louis Leclerc" ;
    schema:name "comte de Georges Louis Leclerc Buffon" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797244645#Person/jefferson_thomas> # Thomas Jefferson
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Jefferson" ;
    schema:givenName "Thomas" ;
    schema:name "Thomas Jefferson" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797244645#Person/jefferson_thomas_1743_1826> # Thomas Jefferson
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1743" ;
    schema:deathDate "1826" ;
    schema:familyName "Jefferson" ;
    schema:givenName "Thomas" ;
    schema:name "Thomas Jefferson" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797244645#Topic/biological_evolution> # Biological Evolution
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Biological Evolution"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797244645#Topic/degeneration_environmental_aspects_america_historiography_18th_century> # Degeneration--Environmental aspects--America--Historiography--18th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85036472> ;
    schema:name "Degeneration--Environmental aspects--America--Historiography--18th century"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797244645#Topic/ecology_history> # Ecology--history
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Ecology--history"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797244645#Topic/history_18th_century> # History, 18th Century
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "History, 18th Century"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797244645#Topic/human_beings_effect_of_environment_on_america> # Human beings--Effect of environment on--America
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85080298> ;
    schema:name "Human beings--Effect of environment on--America"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797244645#Topic/natural_history_history> # Natural History--history
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Natural History--history"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1239786> # America
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "America" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/820865> # Attitude (Psychology)
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Attitude (Psychology)"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/962843> # Human beings--Effect of environment on
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85080298> ;
    schema:name "Human beings--Effect of environment on"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/994857> # Learning and scholarship
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Learning and scholarship"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/998323> # Life sciences
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Life sciences"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/264945128> # Lee Alan Dugatkin
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1962" ;
    schema:familyName "Dugatkin" ;
    schema:givenName "Lee Alan" ;
    schema:name "Lee Alan Dugatkin" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/36915547> # comte de Georges Louis Leclerc Buffon
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1707" ;
    schema:deathDate "1788" ;
    schema:familyName "Buffon" ;
    schema:givenName "Georges Louis Leclerc" ;
    schema:name "comte de Georges Louis Leclerc Buffon" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/41866059> # Thomas Jefferson
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1743" ;
    schema:deathDate "1826" ;
    schema:familyName "Jefferson" ;
    schema:givenName "Thomas" ;
    schema:name "Thomas Jefferson" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780226169149>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0226169146" ;
    schema:isbn "9780226169149" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.