Green Imperialism Colonial Expansion, Tropical Island Edens and the Origins of Environmentalism, 1600-1860
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This book documents the origins and early history of environmentalism, concentrating especially on its hitherto unexplained colonial and global aspects.
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/29/1996
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
|List of illustrations|
|Edens, islands and early empires|
|Indigenous knowledge and the significance of South-West India for Portuguese and Dutch constructions of tropical nature|
|The English and Dutch East India companies and the seventeenth-century environmental crisis in the colonies|
|Stephen Hales and some Newtonian antecedents of climatic environmentalism, 1700-1763|
|Protecting the climate of paradise: Pierre Poivre and the conservation of Mauritius under the ancien regime|
|Climate, conservation and Carib resistance: the British and the forests of the Eastern Caribbean, 1760-1800|
|The beginnings of global environmentalism: professional science, oceanic islands and the East India Company, 1768-1838|
|Diagnosing crisis: the East India Company medical services and the emergence of state conservationism in India, 1760-1857|