Nature, the exotic, and the science of French colonialism
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Nature, the exotic, and the science of French colonialism by Michael A. Osborne

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Published by Indiana University Press in Bloomington .
Written in English



  • France,
  • Europe


  • Science -- France -- History -- 19th century.,
  • Science -- Europe -- History -- 19th century.,
  • Technology -- France -- History -- 19th century.,
  • France -- Colonies -- Africa.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.

StatementMichael A. Osborne.
SeriesScience, technology, and society, Science, technology, and society (Bloomington, Ind.)
LC ClassificationsQ127.F8 O78 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1412555M
ISBN 10025334266X
LC Control Number93021489

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