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

Contributor(s): Driver, Felix | Martins, Luciana.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2005Description: 1 online resource (xii, 279 p., [8] p. of plates) : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.).ISBN: 9780226164700 (electronic bk.); 0226164705 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Tropics -- Description and travel | Europeans -- Travel -- Tropics | Travelers' writings, European | Scientific expeditions -- Tropics | Tropics -- In art | Geography | Européens -- Voyages -- Régions tropicales | Écrits de voyageurs européens | Expéditions scientifiques -- Régions tropicales | Régions tropicales -- Descriptions et voyages | Régions tropicales dans l'art | TRAVEL -- Museums, Tours, Points of Interest | TRAVEL -- Hikes & Walks | TRAVEL -- Budget | TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Ecotourism | TRAVEL -- Parks & Campgrounds | TRAVEL -- Reference | TRAVEL -- Road Travel | TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Adventure | Reisebericht | Vorstellung | Tropen | Europa | USA | Geschichte 1700-1950Genre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 910/.913 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
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 / Rod Edmond -- Tropic and tropicality / Denis Cosgrove.
Summary: This volume of 11 illustrated essays from a wide range of disciplines explores images of the tropical world - paintings, maps, botanical drawings, diagrams, texts and photographs - produced by European and American travellers over the past three centuries.
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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 / Rod Edmond -- Tropic and tropicality / Denis Cosgrove.

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

This volume of 11 illustrated essays from a wide range of disciplines explores images of the tropical world - paintings, maps, botanical drawings, diagrams, texts and photographs - produced by European and American travellers over the past three centuries.

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