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Visions of Empire: Voyages, Botany, and Representations of Nature

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Edited By: DP Miller and PH Reill

358 pages, Illus, figs

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Dec 1996 | #51746 | ISBN: 0521483034
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Examines the discovery of the Pacific islands by 18th century European travellers, focussing on the mobilisation of resources and how plants and peoples were depicted and understood. The findings of botany, natural history and anthropology were profoundly shaped by the economic, political, imperial and cultural frameworks within which they were pursued.

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