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The East India Company and the natural world

Author: Vinita Damodaran; Anna Winterbottom; Alan Lester
Publisher: Houndsmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Series: Palgrave studies in world environmental history.
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"The East India Company and the Natural World is the first work to explore the deep and lasting impacts of the largest colonial trading company, the British East India Company on the natural environment. The EIC both contributed to and recorded environmental change during the first era of globalization. From the small island of St Helena in the South Atlantic, to peninsula India and outposts in South and Southeast  Read more...
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East India Company and the natural world.
Houndsmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015
(DLC) 2014029176
(OCoLC)882184812
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vinita Damodaran; Anna Winterbottom; Alan Lester
ISBN: 9781137427274 1137427272 1322577048 9781322577043 1349491098 9781349491094
OCLC Number: 897460422
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Preface / Anna Winterbottom --
Introduction : new imperial and environmental histories of the Indian Ocean / Alan Lester --
Botanical explorations and the East India Company : revisiting plant colonialism / Deepak Kumar --
Botanical and medical networks of Madras, 1680-1720 / Anna Winterbottom --
Robert Wright and his European collaborators / Henry Noltie --
The East India Company, famine and ecological conditions in eighteenth-century Bengal / Vinita Damodaran --
The climate of Bombay from 1799-1828 from four colonial weather diaries / George Adamson --
Mischievous rivers and evil shoals : the English East India Company and the Colonial Resource Regime / Rohan D'Souza --
The Rafflesia in the natural and imperial imagination of the East India Company in Southeast Asia / Timothy P. Barnard --
'A proper set of views' : the British East India Company and the visualization of South-East Asia in the late eighteenth century / Geoff Quilley --
Malay-Indonesian materia medica and trans-cultural encounters / Jeyamalar Kathirithamby-Wells --
''Units ... 'of our mighty Indian empire' : New Zealand/Indian biological and landscape exchanges, 1830s-1890s" / James Beattie --
St Helena as a microcosm of the East India Company World / Dick Grove --
Afterword / Vinita Damodaran.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in world environmental history.
Responsibility: edited by Vinita Damodaran, Anna Winterbottom, Alan Lester.

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