Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose

Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose

Natural History in Early America

eBook - 2009
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Capturing the essence of the origin and evolution of the so-called "degeneracy debates," over whether the flora and fauna of America (including Native Americans) were naturally weaker and feebler than species elsewhere in the world, this book chronicles Thomas Jefferson's efforts to counter French conceptions of American degeneracy, culminating in his sending of a stuffed moose to Buffon.
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2009
ISBN: 9780226169194
0226169197
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 166 pages) : illustrations

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