- Title Pages
- 1 Views and Visions of the Tropical World
- 2 “On the Spot”: Traveling Artists and the Iconographic Inventory of the World, 1769–1859
- 3 The Stimulations of Travel: Humboldt's Physiological Construction of the Tropics
- 4 “The Struggle for Luxuriance”: William Burchell Collects Tropical Nature
- 5 Dominica and Tahiti: Tropical Islands Compared
- 6 Imagining the Tropical Colony: Henry Smeathman and the Termites of Sierra Leone
- 7 Matthew Fontaine Maury's “Sea of Fire”: Hydrography, Biogeography, and Providence in the Tropics
- 8 Envisioning the Tropics: Joseph Hooker in India and the Himalayas, 1848–1850
- 9 Eyeing Samoa: People, Places, and Spaces in Photographs of the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
- 10 Returning Fears: Tropical Disease and the Metropolis
- 11 Tropic and Tropicality
- Select Bibliography
- Notes on Contributors
- Tropical Visions in an Age of Empire
- University of Chicago Press
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