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American curiosity : cultures of natural history in the colonial British Atlantic world / Susan Scott Parrish.

Author/creator Parrish, Susan Scott
Other author/creatorOmohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoChapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press,
Descriptionxvi, 321 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Supplemental Content Full text available from Ebook Central - Academic Complete
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.
General note"Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia."
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Access restrictionAvailable only to authorized users.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2005022337
ISBN9780807830093 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN0807830097 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN9780807856789 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN0807856789 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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