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Environments of empire : networks and agents of ecological change

Author: Ulrike Kirchberger; Brett M Bennett
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2020]
Series: Flows, migrations, and exchanges.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This collection explores the networks that shaped ecological change within and between European and Middle Eastern empires during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and is divided into three parts. The first focuses on the role of nation-building in trans-imperial ecological transfers; the second focuses on approaches from the history of science, looking at the global transfer, circulation, and diffusion  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ulrike Kirchberger; Brett M Bennett
ISBN: 9781469655925 1469655926 9781469655932 1469655934
OCLC Number: 1113282359
Description: ix, 266 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The transformation of an ecological policy : acclimatization of Cuban tobacco varieties and public scandalization in the French empire, c. 1860-1880 / Alexander van Wickeren --
Securing resources for the industries of Wilhelmine Germany : tropical agriculture and phytopathology in Cameroon and Togo, 1884-1914 / Samuel Eleazar Wendt --
French mandate Syria and Lebanon : land, ecological interventions and the "modern" state / Idir Ouahes --
Science, to understand the abundance of plants and trees : the first Ottoman Natural History Museum and Herbarium, 1836-1848 / Semih Celik --
Inventing colonial agronomy : Buitenzorg and the transition from the Western to the Eastern model of colonial agriculture, 1880s-1930s / Florian Wagner --
Discovery and patriarchy : professionalization of botany and the distancing of women and "others" / Carey McCormack --
Animal-skinners : a transcolonial network and the formation of West African zoology / Stephanie Zehnle --
Adapting to change in Australian estuaries : oysters in the techno-fix cycles of colonial capitalism / Jodi Frawley --
Brumbies (Equus ferus caballus) as colonizers of the Esperance Mallee-Recherche bioregion in Western Australia / Nicole Chalmer.
Series Title: Flows, migrations, and exchanges.
Responsibility: edited by Ulrike Kirchberger and Brett M. Bennett.

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Advances an historical analysis that is comparative, transnational, and interdisciplinary to understand the causes, consequences, and networks of biological exchange and ecological change resulting  Read more...

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Readers are left with a range of new perspectives and methodologies that examine the varied aspects of ecological imperialism. Agricultural historians will find the collection especially helpful Read more...

 
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