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Author Safier, Neil
Title Measuring the new world : enlightenment science and South America / Neil Safier
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2008
book jacket
 Modern History Library  509.033 S128    AVAILABLE    30550100448529
Descript xviii, 387 p., 20 p. of plates : ill., maps (some col.) ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Subject Scientific expeditions -- Ecuador -- Quito -- History -- 18th century
Ecuador -- Discovery and exploration -- French
Ecuador -- Discovery and exploration -- Spanish
Science -- Europe -- History -- 18th century
Mission géodésique (France)
Communication in science -- Europe -- History -- 18th century
South America -- Historical geography
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