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Author Appleby, Joyce Oldham.

Title Shores of knowledge : New World discoveries and the scientific imagination / Joyce Appleby.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Non-Fiction    970.01 APP    Available
Edition First edition.
Description 308 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [259]-281) and index.
Contents The New World finds its scribes -- Discovery of the other half of the globe -- Publishers spread the word of the New World -- Collectors, menageries, and naturalists -- Amateur naturalists yield to experts -- The true shape of the Earth -- Attention turns to the Pacific -- Humboldt and Darwin in the New World.
Summary Recounts the triumphs and mishaps of Columbus and other explorers, following the naturalists--both famous and obscure--whose investigations of the world's fauna and flora fueled the rise of science and technology that propelled Western Europe towards modernity.
Subject Discoveries in geography -- History.
Discoveries in science -- History.
Natural history -- America -- History.
America -- Discovery and exploration -- European.
ISBN 9780393239515 hardback
0393239519 hardback

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