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  1. Hayden V. White (1978). Tropics of Discourse Essays in Cultural Criticism. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
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    David Carrier (1989). Winckelmann and Pater, Morelli and Freud: The Tropics of Art Historical Discourse. History of the Human Sciences 2 (1):19-38.
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    Benjamin P. Warner (forthcoming). Understanding Actor-Centered Adaptation Limits in Smallholder Agriculture in the Central American Dry Tropics. Agriculture and Human Values.
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  4. Otavio Velho (2006). The Pictographics of Tristesse : An Anthropology of Nation Building in the Tropics and its Aftermath. In Gustavo Lins Ribeiro & Arturo Escobar (eds.), World Anthropologies: Disciplinary Transformations Within Systems of Power. Berg
     
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  5. David Arnold (2007). The Tropics and the Traveling Gaze: India, Landscape, and Science, 1800-1856. Journal of the History of Biology 40 (3):577-579.
     
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    Charles A. Francis (1985). Rationality of New Technology for Small Farmers in the Tropics. Agriculture and Human Values 2 (2):54-59.
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    Emilie F. Kutash (2008). The Tropics of Phaedo. American Journal of Semiotics 8 (1/2):65 - 86.
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    William M. Johnston (1983). Tropics of Discourse. New Vico Studies 1:86-90.
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    Jeremy Vetter (2006). Wallace's Other Line: Human Biogeography and Field Practice in the Eastern Colonial Tropics. [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Biology 39 (1):89 - 123.
    This paper examines how the 19th-century British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace used biogeographical mapping practices to draw a boundary line between Malay and Papuan groups in the colonial East Indies in the 1850s. Instead of looking for a continuous gradient of variation between Malays and Papuans, Wallace chose to look for a sharp discontinuity between them. While Wallace's "human biogeography" paralleled his similar project to map plant and animal distributions in the same region, he invoked distinctive "mental and moral" features (...)
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    Cynthia Willett (1992). Tropics of Desire: Freud and Derrida. Research in Phenomenology 22 (1):138-151.
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    A. M. Brown (1970). Infant Nutrition in the Sub-Tropics and Tropics. By D. B. Jellife. Pp. 336. (Second Edition: World Health Organization, Geneva, 1968. Monograph Series, No. 29). Price 54s. [REVIEW] Journal of Biosocial Science 2 (1):85-87.
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    Molly Wallace (2001). Tropics of Globalization: Reading the New North America. Symploke 9 (1):145-160.
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    Kevin Lee Pinkoski (2013). Eric Thomas Jennings. Vichy in the Tropics: Pétain's National Revolution in Madagascar, Guadeloupe, and Indochina, 1940-44. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001. 311 Pp. ISBN: 0804741794. [REVIEW] Constellations 4 (2).
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  14. Paul T. Baker (1988). Capacity for Work in the Tropics. Edited by K. J. Collins and D. F. Roberts. Pp. 297. (Cambridge University Press, 1988.) £25·00 (US$39·50). [REVIEW] Journal of Biosocial Science 20 (4):506-508.
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  15. A. M. Brown (1970). Infant Nutrition in the Sub-Tropics and Tropics. Journal of Biosocial Science 2 (1):85.
     
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  16. M. Farish (2002). Peter Redfield, Space in the Tropics: From Convicts to Rockets in French Guiana. Ethics, Policy and Environment 5:93-94.
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  17. John Fv Phillips (1968). The Ecosystem as a Basis for the Investigation and Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Related Industries in the Tropics and Subtropics. In Peter Koestenbaum (ed.), Proceedings. [San Jose? Calif. 721.
     
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  18. Jeremy Vetter (2006). Wallace’s Other Line: Human Biogeography and Field Practice in the Eastern Colonial Tropics. Journal of the History of Biology 39 (1):89-123.
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  19. Robert-Jan Wille (2015). The Coproduction of Station Morphology and Agricultural Management in the Tropics: Transformations in Botany at the Botanical Garden at Buitenzorg, Java 1880–1904. In Sharon Kingsland & Denise Phillips (eds.), New Perspectives on the History of Life Sciences and Agriculture. Springer International Publishing
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    Nancy Stepan (2001). Picturing Tropical Nature. Cornell University Press.
    From the earliest photographic attempts to represent tropical hybrid races to depictions of disease in new tropical medicines, Picturing Tropical Nature offers ...
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    Hayden White (1980). The Value of Narrativity in the Representation of Reality. Critical Inquiry 7 (1):5-27.
    To raise the question of the nature of narrative is to invite reflection on the very nature of culture and, possibly, even on the nature of humanity itself. So natural is the impulse to narrate, so inevitable is the form of narrative for any report of the way things really happened, that narrativity could appear problematical only in a culture in which it was absent—absent or, as in some domains of Western intellectual and artistic culture, programmatically refused. As a panglobal (...)
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    Walter J. Rainboth (1990). The Fish Communities and Fisheries of the Sundarbans: Development Assistance and Dilemmas of the Aquatic Commons. [REVIEW] Agriculture and Human Values 7 (2):61-72.
    The Sundarbans represent the largest remaining tract of coastal mangrove wetlands in tropical Asia. The dynamics of the fish communities are poorly understood, and current research indicates a fragile ecology. Various development projects have had serious negative impacts on the estuarine fishes in nearby parts of Bangladesh. Impacts on the fisheries tend to affect the poorest elements of the society, the landless subsistence fishermen. The record of development assistance agencies is poor, with respect to the environment in general and fisheries (...)
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    Warwick Anderson (1992). "Where Every Prospect Pleases and Only Man Is Vile": Laboratory Medicine as Colonial Discourse. Critical Inquiry 18 (3):506-529.
    My concern here is with the way a new American medical discourse in the Philippines fabricated and rationalized images of the bodies of the colonized and the subordinate colonizers. I am interested in reading the reports of biological experiments as discursive constructions of the American colonial project, as attempts to naturalize the power of foreign bodies to appropriate and command the Islands. The origin of the American colonial enterprise at a time when science lent novel force and legitimacy to public (...)
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    Charles Geisler & Louise Silberling (1992). Extractive Reserves as Alternative Land Reform: Amazonia and Appalachia Compared. [REVIEW] Agriculture and Human Values 9 (3):58-70.
    Extractive reserves, usually associated with the survival of rubber tappers in the Brazilian tropics, have close parallels elsewhere, including temperate zones. This research isolates the distinctive features of recent Amazonian reserves, illustrates parallel features in a fifty year-old management experiment in the United States, and explores the advantages extractive reserves offer land reformers interested not only in social equity and efficiency but in biological conservation. Extractive reserves stand apart from traditional land reforms in their innovative use of common property, (...)
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    Allen M. Young (1980). Evolutionary Responses by Butterflies to Patchy Spatial Distributions of Resources in Tropical Environments. Acta Biotheoretica 29 (1):37-64.
    The greatest diversity of butterflies and their host plants occurs in tropical regions. Some groups of butterflies in the tropics exhibit monophagous feeding in the larval stage, exploiting only one family of plants; others are polyphagous, feeding on plants in two or more distinct families. The two major types of tropical habitats for butterflies, namely primary and secondary forests, offer very different evolutionary opportunities for the exploitation of plants as larval food. Butterflies are faced with the major logistical problem, (...)
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    Allen M. Young (1983). On the Evolution of Egg Placement and Gregariousness of Caterpillars in the Lepidoptera. Acta Biotheoretica 32 (1):43-60.
    Drawing heavily upon natural history data from the Neotropical butterfly fauna, an attempt is made to develop a model, with testable hypotheses, to account for the evolution of egg-clustering and larval gregariousness. Given the high diversity of both plant and butterfly species in the American tropics, there is a higher incidence of egg-clustering there, including some species with aposematically-colored immature stages. Emphasis is placed on the need to examine both the physical (mechanical) toughness of larval food plants for larval (...)
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    Hugo De Groote, Orou-Kobi Douro-Kpindou, Zakaria Ouambama, Comlan Gbongboui, Dieter Müller, Serge Attignon & Chris Lomer (2001). Assessing the Feasibility of Biological Control of Locusts and Grasshoppers in West Africa: Incorporating the Farmers' Perspective. [REVIEW] Agriculture and Human Values 18 (4):413-428.
    A participatory rural appraisal inthree West African countries examined thepossibility for replacing chemical pesticidesto control locusts and grasshoppers with abiological control method based on anindigenous fungal pathogen. The fungus iscurrently being tested at different sites inthe Sahel and in the humid tropics of WestAfrica. Structured group interviews, individualdiscussions, and field visits, were used toobtain farmers' perceptions of locust andgrasshoppers as crop pests, their quantitativeestimation of crop losses, and theirwillingness to pay for locust control. Farmersas well as plant protection officers (...)
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    William H. Calvin, The Great Use-It-or-Lose-It Intelligence Test.
    To fit the magnificence of this setting in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, and the honor of giving the 2007 Sir John Crawford Memorial Lecture, it is well to have a subject of suitable proportions. I have chosen one of global size and urgent time frame: our climate crisis. We only have one future and one global climate–and now it looks as if we only have one chance to rescue our civilization from collapse and prevent a mass extinction of (...)
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    Joanneke de Bruin & Lewis Pyenson (1986). ‘Gentleman-Scientist’: Elie van Rijckevorsel and the Dutch Overseas Effort in Exact Sciences at the End of the Nineteenth Century. Annals of Science 43 (5):447-473.
    Drawing on archival material in Utrecht and Rotterdam, we examine the geophysical surveys of Indonesia and Brazil carried out by Elie van Rijckevorsel during the period 1870 to 1890. We pay special attention to the complex interactions among university academics, government administrators and ministers of state, and private, ‘gentlemanly’ specialists. Making an appearance, in addition to Van Rijckevorsel, are the Utrecht polymath Christophorus Hendricus Diedericus Buys Ballot , the colonial and metropolitan astronomer Jean Abraham Chrétien Oudemans , colonial geophysicist Pieter (...)
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    H. V. Wyatt (1993). Poliomyelitis and Infantile Paralysis: Changes in Host and Virus. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 15 (3):357 - 396.
    Death of motor neurones following invasion of the central nervous system by poliovirus may result in paralysis of specific muscles. Virulence may be tested by injection into monkeys by routes which bypass natural infection. Transmissibility is also very important, but cannot be measured, only inferred. An infection may lead to immunity or paralysis. In epidemics, the highest incidence among children 0-2 years was 2% and among those over 10 years was 25%: these figures fit a model of genetic susceptibility of (...)
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    William Calvin, , "Computers as Modelers of Climate," in the Greatest Inventions of the Past.
    Computer simulations may allow us to understand the earth’s fickle climate and how it is affected by detours of the great ocean currents. These detours cause abrupt coolings -- the average global temperature can drop dramatically in just a few years, with droughts that set up El-Niño-like forest fires even in the tropics. While volcanic eruptions and Antarctic ice shelf collapses can also abruptly cool things, what we’re talking about here is a flip-flop: a few centuries later, there’s an (...)
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    M. V. Dougherty (ed.) (2008). Pico Della Mirandola: New Essays. Cambridge University Press.
    This volume provides a comprehensive presentation of the philosophical work of the fifteenth-century Renaissance thinker Giovanni Pico della Mirandola. In essays specially commissioned for this book, a distinguished group of scholars presents the central tropics and texts of Pico’s literary output. Best known as the author of the celebrated “Oration on the Dignity of Man,” a magnificent speech originally intended to introduce a debate of 900 theses to be held in Rome before the Pope, the College of Cardinals, and (...)
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  33. Nancy Struever (1980). Topics in History. History and Theory 19:66-79.
    In Metahistory, Hayden White chose literary style as that form of rhetoric with which he could better understand the relationship between what historians say and how they say it. By limiting his use of rhetoric to a theory of tropics, White has reduced rhetoric to poetics and rendered his construct antihistorical. Alternatively, one should consider history as both discipline and argument and by extension use a topics rather than a tropics of historical discourse. The rules which govern the (...)
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    Jenny Teichman (2014). The Mind and the Soul: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind. Routledge.
    The concepts of mind and soul have occupied the thoughts of philosophers throughout the ages and have given rise to numerous conflicting theories. This book provides an incisive and stimulating introduction to central tropics in the philosophy of mind. The author writes about the differences and connections between the ideas of ‘mind’ and ‘soul’ and about the metaphysical issues of Dualism, Solipsism, Behaviourism and Materialism. In the course of her account she discusses the arguments of several philosophers including Plato, (...)
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    Shang-Jen Li (2004). The Nurse of Parasites: Gender Concepts in Patrick Manson's Parasitological Research. Journal of the History of Biology 37 (1):103-130.
    Patrick Manson, the so-called father of tropical medicine, played a pivotal role in making that discipline into a specialty. During his early career in China he discovered that the mosquito was the intermediate host of the filarial parasite and he somewhat peculiarly called the mosquito the " nurse " of the filarial worm. The discovery contributed greatly (...)
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