Picturing Tropical Nature

Picturing Tropical Nature

by Nancy Leys Stepan
     
 

Whether as sublime landscape, malignant wilderness, or a site for environmental conflicts and eco-tourism, tropical nature is to a great extent an American and European imaginative construct, conveyed in literature, travel writing, drawings...See more details below

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Whether as sublime landscape, malignant wilderness, or a site for environmental conflicts and eco-tourism, tropical nature is to a great extent an American and European imaginative construct, conveyed in literature, travel writing, drawings...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801438813
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements7
Introduction11
1Going to the Tropics31
2An Evolutionist's Tropics57
3Racial Degenerations85
4Racial Transformations120
5The New Tropical Pathology149
6Appearances and Disappearances180
7Tropical Modernism208
Epilogue240
References247
Photographic Acknowledgements277
Index279

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