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American curiosity

Susan Scott Parrish

American curiosity

cultures of natural history in the colonial British Atlantic world

by Susan Scott Parrish

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Published by University of North Carolina Press in Chapel Hill, NC .
Written in English


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StatementSusan Scott Parrish.
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LC ClassificationsQH
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 321 p. :
Number of Pages321
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22722983M
ISBN 100807856789


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