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American curiosity

cultures of natural history in the colonial British Atlantic world
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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 St

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StatementSusan Scott Parrish.
ContributionsOmohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture.
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LC ClassificationsQH21.U5 P37 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
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Open LibraryOL3406632M
ISBN 100807830097, 0807856789
ISBN 139780807830093, 9780807856789
LC Control Number2005022337

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American Curiosity: Cultures of Natural History in the Colonial British Atlantic Hill: University of North Carolina Press for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, pp.; 32 illustrations, index.

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American Curiosity: Cultures of Natural History in the Colonial British Atlantic World Susan Scott Parrish Colonial America presented a new world of natural curiosities for settlers as well as the London-based scientific community.

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