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Terrestrial lessons : the conquest of the world as globe

Author: Sumathi Ramaswamy
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2017.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sumathi Ramaswamy
ISBN: 9780226476575 022647657X
OCLC Number: 1041387028
Notes: Index.
Description: xx, 429 pages : figures
Contents: Prologue: Global itineraries, Earth inscriptions --
In pursuit of a global thing --
"As you live in the world, you ought to know something of the world" --
The global pandit --
Down to Earth? Of girls and globes --
"It's called a globe. It is the Earth. Our Earth!" --
Epilogue: The conquest of the world as globe.
Responsibility: Sumathi Ramaswamy.
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