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082 00 508.097/09033|222 
099    508.09|aD 
100 1  Dugatkin, Lee Alan,|d1962-|eauthor. 
245 10 Mr. Jefferson and the giant moose :|bnatural history in 
       early America /|cLee Alan Dugatkin. 
250    Paperback edition. 
264  1 Chicago ;|aLondon :|bThe University of Chicago Press,
       |c2009. 
264  4 |c©2019 
300    xii, 166 pages :|billustrations ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-158) and 
       index. 
505 0  "Dictatorial powers of the botanical gentlemen of Europe" 
       -- The count's degenerate America -- "Noxious vapors and 
       corrupt juices" -- "Not a sprig of grass that shoots 
       uninteresting" -- "Geniuses which adorn the present age" -
       - Enter the moose -- Thirty-seven-pound frogs and 
       Patagonian giants -- Extracting the "tapeworm of Europe" 
       from our brain. 
520    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. 
600 10 Jefferson, Thomas,|d1743-1826|xKnowledge and learning. 
600 10 Buffon, Georges Louis Leclerc,|ccomte de,|d1707-1788
       |xAttitudes. 
650  0 Degeneration|xEnvironmental aspects|zAmerica
       |xHistoriography|y18th century. 
650  0 Human beings|xEffect of environment on|zAmerica. 
650  0 Life sciences|xHistory|y18th century. 
947    jjd 
948    MARS 
994    C0|bBKL 
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