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Space in the tropics : from convicts to rockets in French Guiana

Author: Peter Redfield
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rockets roar into space--bearing roughly half the world's commercial satellites--from the same South American coastal rainforest where convicts once did time on infamous Devil's Island. What makes Space in the Tropics enthralling is anthropologist Peter Redfield's ability to draw from these two disparate European projects in French Guiana a gleaming web of ideas about the intersections of nature and culture.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Redfield, Peter, 1965-
Space in the tropics.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2000
(DLC) 99056834
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Redfield
ISBN: 1597349089 9781597349086 9780520923423 0520923421
OCLC Number: 70766002
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 345 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Robinson Crusoe, anthropology, and the horizon of technology --
History and the wild coast --
Botany Bay to Devils's Island --
The natural prison --
A gate to the heavens --
The margin of the future --
Tropics of nature --
The nature of work --
The imperfect equator.
Responsibility: Peter Redfield.

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Rockets roar into space--bearing roughly half the world's commercial satellites--from the same South American coastal rainforest where convicts once did time on infamous Devil's Island. What makes Space in the Tropics enthralling is anthropologist Peter Redfield's ability to draw from these two disparate European projects in French Guiana a gleaming web of ideas about the intersections of nature and culture.

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