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Red Coats and Wild BirdsHow Military Ornithologists and Migrant Birds Shaped Empire$
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Kirsten A. Greer

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781469649832

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649832.001.0001

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Andrew Leith Adams

Andrew Leith Adams

Mediterranean Semitropicality

(p.41) Chapter Three Andrew Leith Adams
Red Coats and Wild Birds

Kirsten A. Greer

University of North Carolina Press

Set in Malta, chapter 3 follows the military medical career of Andrew Leith Adams, military surgeon with the Twenty-Second Regiment of Foot, whose military and scientific networks and travels to northern India, Malta, Egypt, and New Brunswick, British North America, helped him to conceive ideas of tropicality, semitropicality, and the temperate. To Adams, temperate martial masculinity was both a physical and mental state and a climatic zone important in the maintenance of a British military career across the British Empire. His ornithological investigations also allowed him to contemplate the zoological connectivity between Europe and North Africa.

Keywords:   cultures of climate, semitropicality, Malta, informal empire, temperate, masculinity, birds, military

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