Experiencing Nature: The Spanish American Empire and the Early Scientific Revolution by Antonio Barrerra-Osorio
English | 1 Apr. 2006 | ISBN: 0292709811 | 223 Pages | PDF | 2 MB
As Spain colonized the Americas during the sixteenth century, Spanish soldiers, bureaucrats, merchants, adventurers, physicians, ship pilots, and friars explored the natural world, gathered data, drew maps, and sent home specimens of America's vast resources of animals, plants, and minerals. This amassing of empirical knowledge about Spain's American possessions had two far-reaching effects.