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The Resource Conquering nature in Spain and its empire, 1750-1850, Helen Cowie

Conquering nature in Spain and its empire, 1750-1850, Helen Cowie

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Conquering nature in Spain and its empire, 1750-1850
Title
Conquering nature in Spain and its empire, 1750-1850
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Helen Cowie
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines the study of natural history in the Spanish empire in the years 1750-1850. During this period, Spain made strenuous efforts to survey, inventory, and exploit the natural productions of her overseas possessions, orchestrating a series of scientific expeditions and cultivating and displaying American fauna and flora in metropolitan gardens and museums. This book assesses the cultural significance of natural history, emphasizing the figurative and utilitarian value with which eighteenth-century Spaniards invested natural objects, from globe-trotting elephants to three-legged chickens. It considers how the creation, legitimization and dissemination of scientific knowledge reflected broader questions of imperial power and national identity.--
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Cowie, Helen
Dewey number
508.46
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in imperialism
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  • Natural history
  • Imperialism and science
  • Spain
Label
Conquering nature in Spain and its empire, 1750-1850, Helen Cowie
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-226) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Morals and monuments -- Sloth bones and anteater tongues -- Nature on display -- Peripheral vision -- The creole conundrum -- Civilisation and barbarism -- Naturalistes sans frontières -- Conclusion -- Index -- Bibliography
Control code
FIEb17816300
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 234 pages
Isbn
9780719084935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)721884051
Label
Conquering nature in Spain and its empire, 1750-1850, Helen Cowie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Morals and monuments -- Sloth bones and anteater tongues -- Nature on display -- Peripheral vision -- The creole conundrum -- Civilisation and barbarism -- Naturalistes sans frontières -- Conclusion -- Index -- Bibliography
Control code
FIEb17816300
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 234 pages
Isbn
9780719084935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)721884051

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