Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 September 2011

240 Pages | 20 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719084935

Bookseller Code (06)


Conquering nature in Spain and its empire, 1750-1850

Helen Cowie

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Imperialism MUP

  • The first English language book to give an overview of the Spanish natural history project, encompassing both botany and zoology
  • Examines natural history from both a metropolitan and cosmopolitan perspective
  • Unique in its analysis of Spanish and Latin American natural history beyond Spanish American independence in the 1820s
  • Includes discussion of the dissemination and popularisation of natural knowledge which has received little attention in a Spanish context before