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