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

Autor: Lee Alan Dugatkin
Editorial: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Edición/Formato:   Libro-e : Documento : Inglés (eng)Ver todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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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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Género/Forma: Electronic books
Formato físico adicional: Print version:
Dugatkin, Lee Alan, 1962-
Mr. Jefferson and the giant moose.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009013816
(OCoLC)317923081
Persona designada: Thomas Jefferson; Georges Louis Leclerc Buffon, comte de; Thomas Jefferson; Georges Louis Leclerc Buffon, comte de
Tipo de material: Documento, Recurso en Internet
Tipo de documento: Recurso en Internet, Archivo de computadora
Todos autores / colaboradores: Lee Alan Dugatkin
ISBN: 9780226169194 0226169197
Número OCLC: 507436269
Descripción: 1 online resource (xii, 166 pages) : illustrations
Contenido: 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.
Responsabilidad: 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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