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Mapping the Country of Regions: The Chorographic Commission of Nineteenth-Century Colombia

Nancy P. Appelbaum

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627441
eISBN:
9781469627465
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627441.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The nineteenth century was an era of breathtakingly ambitious geographic expeditions across the Americas. The seminal Chorographic Commission of Colombia, which began in 1850 and lasted about a ... More


Enumeration of Taxa

Grady L. Webster and Robert M. Rhode

in Plant Diversity of an Andean Cloud Forest: Inventory of the Vascular Flora of Maquipucuna, Ecuador

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098305
eISBN:
9780520915930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098305.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The plants enumerated in the checklist are primarily based on the botanical collections made by Grady L. Webster and collaborators on the University of California Research Expeditions Program (UREP), ... More


War

Gerald E. Poyo

in Exile and Revolution: Jose D. Poyo, Key West, and Cuban Independence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049182
eISBN:
9780813050027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049182.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

José D. Poyo had always argued for a self-sufficient revolutionary movement dedicated to Cuba’s absolute independence. When the war commenced in 1895, the rapid movement of Cuban forces from east to ... More


. Spoils of Other Empires

John G. T. Anderson

in Deep Things out of Darkness: A History of Natural History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520273764
eISBN:
9780520954458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273764.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

In which we move to North America to discuss early Spanish explorations of the Gulf Coast, the role of the Hudson’s Bay Company in natural history studies, and the journeys of Lewis and Clark and ... More


An Imperial Environment

Adrian Howkins

in Frozen Empires: An Environmental History of the Antarctic Peninsula

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190249144
eISBN:
9780190249175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190249144.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, World Modern History

In 1908, the British Empire made a formal claim to a large area of unknown territory in the Antarctic Peninsula region, which became known as the “Falkland Islands Dependencies.” This chapter ... More


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