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Author Safier, Neil.

Title Measuring the new world [electronic resource] : enlightenment science and South America / Neil Safier.

Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xviii, 387 p., 20 p. of plates : ill., maps (some col.).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 327-371) and index.
Contents The ruined pyramids of Yaruquí -- An enlightened Amazon, with fables and a fold-out map -- Armchair explorers -- Correcting Quito -- A nation defamed and defended -- Incas in the king's garden -- The golden monkey and the monkey-worm.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Mission géodésique (France)
Scientific expeditions -- Ecuador -- Quito -- History -- 18th century.
Science -- Europe -- History -- 18th century.
Communication in science -- Europe -- History -- 18th century.
Ecuador -- Discovery and exploration -- French.
Amazon River Region -- Discovery and exploration.
South America -- Historical geography.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780226733555 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226733556 (cloth : alk. paper)

 
    
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