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Tropical visions in an age of empire / edited by Felix Driver and Luciana Martins.

  • Driver, Felix.
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Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2005.

Physical description

xii, 279 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm


Views and visions of the tropical world / Felix Driver, Luciana Martins -- " On the spot": traveling artists and the iconographic inventory of the world, 1769-1859 / Claudio Greppi -- The stimulations of travel: Humboldt's physiological construction of the tropics / Michael Dettelbach -- "The struggle for luxuriance": William Burchell collects tropical nature / Luciana Martins, Felix Driver -- Dominica and Tahiti: tropical islands compared / Peter Hulme -- Imagining the tropical colony: Henry Smeathman and the termites of Sierra Leone / Starr Douglas, Felix Driver -- Matthew Fontaine Maury's "sea of fire": hydrography, biogeography, and providence in the tropics / D. Graham Burnett -- Envisioning the tropics: Joseph Hooker in India and the Himalayas, 1848-1850 / David Arnold -- Eyeing Samoa: people, places, and spaces in photographs of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries / Leonard Bell -- Returning fears: tropical disease and the metropolis / rRod Edmond -- Tropic and tropicality / Denis Cosgrove.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-268) and index.


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