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Guano and the opening of the Pacific world : a global ecological history

Author: Gregory T Cushman
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014. ©2013
Series: Studies in environment and history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"For centuries, bird guano has played a pivotal role in the agricultural and economic development of Latin America, East Asia, and Oceania. As their populations ballooned during the Industrial Revolution, North American and European powers came to depend on this unique resource as well, helping them meet their ever-increasing farming needs. This book explores how the production and commodification of guano has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory T Cushman
ISBN: 110765596X 9781107655966
OCLC Number: 867827961
Awards: Winner of Turku Prize, European Society for Environmental History and Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society 2015
Winner of Murdo J. MacLeod Book Prize, Southern Historical Association 2014
Winner of Jerry Bentley Prize, American Historical Association 2014
Winner of Henry Wallace Award, Agricultural History Society 2013
Description: xxii, 392 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The guano age --
Neo-ecological imperialism --
Where is Banaba? --
Conservation and the technocratic ideal --
The most valuable birds in the world --
When the Japanese came to dinner --
The road to survival --
Guano and the Blue Revolution --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Studies in environment and history.
Responsibility: Gregory T. Cushman.

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This book traces the history of bird guano, demonstrating how this unique commodity helped unite the Pacific Basin with the industrialized world.  Read more...

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