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Ecological imperialism : the biological expansion of Europe, 900-1900

Author: Alfred W Crosby
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2009.
Series: Studies in environment and history
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. ed., 1. publ., 10. printView all editions and formats
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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 because in many cases they were achieved by using firearms against spears. Alfred Crosby, however, explains that the Europeans' displacement and replacement of the native peoples in the temperate zones was  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred W Crosby
ISBN: 9780521546188 0521546184 9780521837323 0521837324
OCLC Number: 785855254
Description: XXII, 368 Seiten : Illustrationen.
Contents: 1. Prologue; 2. Pangaea revisited, the Neolithic reconsidered; 3. The Norse and the Crusaders; 4. The Fortunate Isles; 5. Winds; 6. Within reach, beyond grasp; 7. Weeds; 8. Animals; 9. Ills; 10. New Zealand; 11. Explanations; 12. Conclusion.
Series Title: Studies in environment and history
Responsibility: Alfred W. Crosby.

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