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Author Parrish, Susan Scott.
Title American curiosity : cultures of natural history in the colonial British Atlantic world / Susan Scott Parrish.
Publisher Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2006]
Copyright date ©2006



Descript 1 online resource (xvi, 321 pages) : illustrations
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Note "Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia."
Contents The British metropolis and its "America," 1584-1763. A strange overplus ; Nature's admirable regularity ; London's curious -- English bodies in America. The English humoral body ; Contagious climates ; The English body saved ; Uncouth symptoms -- Atlantic correspondence networks and the curious male colonial. Mutual commerce ; Not one rational eye ; The empirical advantage ; Becoming an F.R.S. ; Us Americans -- The nature of candid friendship. Familiar letters ; The honest friend versus the fop ; Curious love ; Gifts -- Lavinia's nature. Fatal curiosity ; A peculiar grace in the fair sex ; Specimens by every shipping ; Finding signs of the pastoral -- Indian sagacity. The most secret things of nature ; Dear and deadly grapes ; Contested mediation ; No people have better eyes ; A wonderful antidote -- African magi, slave poisoners. Topographies of slave knowledge ; Cunning ; Hiding places ; Collectors ; Poisoners ; Healers ; Obscene birds ; Forest trial, forest refuge.
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ISBN 9781469600956 (electronic bk.)
1469600951 (electronic bk.)
9780807830093
0807830097
9780807856789
0807856789
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Author Parrish, Susan Scott.
Series Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia
Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia.
Subject Natural history -- United States -- History.
Science -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
Intercultural communication -- United States -- History.
Imperialism -- History.
United States -- Ethnic relations.
United States -- Intellectual life.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- America.
United States -- Relations -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Relations -- United States.
Alt author Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture.
Descript 1 online resource (xvi, 321 pages) : illustrations
Content text txt
Media computer c
Carrier online resource cr
Note "Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia."
Contents The British metropolis and its "America," 1584-1763. A strange overplus ; Nature's admirable regularity ; London's curious -- English bodies in America. The English humoral body ; Contagious climates ; The English body saved ; Uncouth symptoms -- Atlantic correspondence networks and the curious male colonial. Mutual commerce ; Not one rational eye ; The empirical advantage ; Becoming an F.R.S. ; Us Americans -- The nature of candid friendship. Familiar letters ; The honest friend versus the fop ; Curious love ; Gifts -- Lavinia's nature. Fatal curiosity ; A peculiar grace in the fair sex ; Specimens by every shipping ; Finding signs of the pastoral -- Indian sagacity. The most secret things of nature ; Dear and deadly grapes ; Contested mediation ; No people have better eyes ; A wonderful antidote -- African magi, slave poisoners. Topographies of slave knowledge ; Cunning ; Hiding places ; Collectors ; Poisoners ; Healers ; Obscene birds ; Forest trial, forest refuge.
Note English.
ISBN 9781469600956 (electronic bk.)
1469600951 (electronic bk.)
9780807830093
0807830097
9780807856789
0807856789
Author Parrish, Susan Scott.
Series Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia
Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia.
Subject Natural history -- United States -- History.
Science -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
Intercultural communication -- United States -- History.
Imperialism -- History.
United States -- Ethnic relations.
United States -- Intellectual life.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- America.
United States -- Relations -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Relations -- United States.
Alt author Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture.

Subject Natural history -- United States -- History.
Science -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
Intercultural communication -- United States -- History.
Imperialism -- History.
United States -- Ethnic relations.
United States -- Intellectual life.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- America.
United States -- Relations -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Relations -- United States.
Descript 1 online resource (xvi, 321 pages) : illustrations
Content text txt
Media computer c
Carrier online resource cr
Note "Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia."
Contents The British metropolis and its "America," 1584-1763. A strange overplus ; Nature's admirable regularity ; London's curious -- English bodies in America. The English humoral body ; Contagious climates ; The English body saved ; Uncouth symptoms -- Atlantic correspondence networks and the curious male colonial. Mutual commerce ; Not one rational eye ; The empirical advantage ; Becoming an F.R.S. ; Us Americans -- The nature of candid friendship. Familiar letters ; The honest friend versus the fop ; Curious love ; Gifts -- Lavinia's nature. Fatal curiosity ; A peculiar grace in the fair sex ; Specimens by every shipping ; Finding signs of the pastoral -- Indian sagacity. The most secret things of nature ; Dear and deadly grapes ; Contested mediation ; No people have better eyes ; A wonderful antidote -- African magi, slave poisoners. Topographies of slave knowledge ; Cunning ; Hiding places ; Collectors ; Poisoners ; Healers ; Obscene birds ; Forest trial, forest refuge.
Note English.
Alt author Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture.
ISBN 9781469600956 (electronic bk.)
1469600951 (electronic bk.)
9780807830093
0807830097
9780807856789
0807856789

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