Climate and the picturesque in the American tropics / Michael Boyden.

This book explains how we came to think of the climate as something abstract and remote rather than a force that actively shapes our existence. It shows how the writings of American travellers in the Caribbean registered and pushed forward a new understanding of the climate in a pivotal period in mo...

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Main Author: Boyden, Michael (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2022]
Series:Oxford studies in American literary history.
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Summary:This book explains how we came to think of the climate as something abstract and remote rather than a force that actively shapes our existence. It shows how the writings of American travellers in the Caribbean registered and pushed forward a new understanding of the climate in a pivotal period in modern history, roughly between 1770 and 1860.
Physical Description:1 online resource.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780192694447
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