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

Verfasser/in: Lee Alan Dugatkin
Verlag: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2009.
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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.
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Gattung/Form: Electronic books
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Dugatkin, Lee Alan, 1962-
Mr. Jefferson and the giant moose.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009013816
(OCoLC)317923081
Name: Thomas Jefferson; Georges Louis Leclerc Buffon, comte de; Thomas Jefferson; Georges Louis Leclerc Buffon, comte de
Medientyp: Dokument, Internetquelle
Dokumenttyp: Internet-Ressource, Computer-Datei
Alle Autoren: Lee Alan Dugatkin
ISBN: 9780226169194 0226169197
OCLC-Nummer: 507436269
Beschreibung: 1 online resource (xii, 166 pages) : illustrations
Inhalt: Preface: "A moose more precious than you can imagine" --
"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.
Verfasserangabe: Lee Alan Dugatkin.

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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.

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