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American curiosity : cultures of natural history in the colonial British Atlantic world

Author: Susan Scott Parrish
Publisher: Chapel Hill [North Carolina] : Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, by the University of North Carolina Press, 2006 2006
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines how various people in the British colonies understood and represented the natural world around them from the late sixteenth century through the eighteenth. The author uncovers early  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Scott Parrish
ISBN: 9780807830093 0807830097 9780807856789 0807856789 9781469600956 1469600951
OCLC Number: 968245975
Notes: Includes index
Description: 1 online resource (342 pages) : illustrations

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"This groundbreaking book finally puts natural history where it belongs - at the center of eighteenth-century American cultural history." - Pauline Maier, Massachusetts Institute of Technology"

 
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