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Green imperialism colonial expansion, tropical island Edens and the origins of environmentalism, 1600-1860

Author: Richard H Grove
Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge Univ. Press 2003
Series: Studies in environment and history
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Transferred to digital printView all editions and formats
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The first book to document the origins and early history of environmentalism, especially its colonial and global aspects, Green Imperialism highlights the significance of Utopian, physiocratic and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard H Grove
ISBN: 0521565138 9780521565134 0521403855 9780521403856
OCLC Number: 602420727
Description: XIV, 540 Seiten Illustrationen 23 cm
Contents: List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Edens, islands and early empires; 2. Indigenous knowledge and the significance of South-West India for Portuguese and Dutch constructions of tropical nature; 3. The English and Dutch East India companies and the seventeenth-century environmental crisis in the colonies; 4. Stephen Hales and some Newtonian antecedents of climatic environmentalism, 1700-1763; 5. Protecting the climate of paradise: Pierre Poivre and the conservation of Mauritius under the ancien regime; 6. Climate, conservation and Carib resistance: the British and the forests of the Eastern Caribbean, 1760-1800; 7. The beginnings of global environmentalism: professional science, oceanic islands and the East India Company, 1768-1838; 8. Diagnosing crisis: the East India Company medical services and the emergence of state conservationism in India, 1760-1857; Conclusion: the colonial state and the origins of western environmentalism; Select bibliography, Index.
Series Title: Studies in environment and history
Responsibility: Richard H. Grove

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