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Green Imperialism Colonial Expansion, Tropical Island Edens and the Origins of Environmentalism, 1600-1860

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ISBN-10: 0521565138

ISBN-13: 9780521565134

Edition: 1996

Authors: Richard H. Grove, Alfred W. Crosby, Donald Worster

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This book documents the origins and early history of environmentalism, concentrating especially on its hitherto unexplained colonial and global aspects.
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List price: $67.99
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/29/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction
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
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