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Imperial ecology : environmental order in the British Empire, 1895-1945

Author: Peder Anker
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2001.
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From 1895 to the founding of the United Nations in 1945, the promising new science of ecology flourished in the British Empire. Peder Anker asks why ecology expanded so rapidly and how a handful of influential scientists and politicians established a tripartite ecology of nature, knowledge, and society. Patrons in the northern and southern extremes of the Empire, he argues, urgently needed tools for understanding  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Anker, Peder.
Imperial ecology.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2001
(DLC) 2001039407
(OCoLC)47642874
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peder Anker
ISBN: 9780674020221 0674020227
OCLC Number: 435528688
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 343 pages) : illustrations
Contents: From social psychology to imperial ecology --
General Smuts's politics of holism and patronage of ecology --
The Oxford School of imperial ecology --
Holism and the ecosystem controversy --
The politics of holism, ecology, and human rights --
Planning a new human ecology --
A world without history.
Responsibility: Peder Anker.

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