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Ecological Imperialism The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900

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ISBN-10: 1107569877

ISBN-13: 9781107569874

Edition: 2nd 2015 (Revised)

Authors: Alfred W. Crosby

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People of European descent form the bulk of the population in most of the temperate zones of the world - North America, Australia and New Zealand. The military successes of European imperialism are easy to explain; in many cases they were a matter of firearms against spears. But as Alfred W. Crosby maintains in this highly original and fascinating book, the Europeans' displacement and replacement of the native peoples in the temperate zones was more a matter of biology than of military conquest. European organisms had certain decisive advantages over their New World and Australian counterparts. The spread of European disease, flora and fauna went hand in hand with the growth of populations.…    
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Book details

List price: $12.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/6/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 388
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English