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

著者: Lee Alan Dugatkin
出版商: 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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附加的形体格式: Print version:
Dugatkin, Lee Alan, 1962-
Mr. Jefferson and the giant moose.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009013816
(OCoLC)317923081
提及的人: Thomas Jefferson; Georges Louis Leclerc Buffon, comte de; Thomas Jefferson; Georges Louis Leclerc Buffon, comte de
材料类型: 文献, 互联网资源
文件类型: 互联网资源, 计算机文档
所有的著者/提供者: Lee Alan Dugatkin
ISBN: 9780226169194 0226169197
OCLC号码: 507436269
描述: 1 online resource (xii, 166 pages) : illustrations
内容: 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.
责任: 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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