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The Resource Ecology and power in the age of empire : Europe and the transformation of the tropical world, Corey Ross

Ecology and power in the age of empire : Europe and the transformation of the tropical world, Corey Ross

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Ecology and power in the age of empire : Europe and the transformation of the tropical world
Title
Ecology and power in the age of empire
Title remainder
Europe and the transformation of the tropical world
Statement of responsibility
Corey Ross
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire provides the first wide-ranging environmental history of the heyday of European imperialism, from the late nineteenth century to the end of the colonial era. It focuses on the ecological dimensions of the explosive growth of tropical commodity production, global trade, and modern resource management-transformations that still visibly shape our world today--and how they were related to broader social, cultural, and political developments in Europe's colonies. Covering the overseas empires of all the major European powers, Corey Ross argues that tropical environments were not merely a stage on which conquest and subjugation took place, but were an essential part of the colonial project, profoundly shaping the imperial enterprise even as they were shaped by it. The story he tells is not only about the complexities of human experience, but also about people's relationship with the ecosystems in which they were themselves embedded: the soil, water, plants, and animals that were likewise a part of Europe's empire
Cataloging source
YDX
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1969-
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Ross, Corey
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GF895
LC item number
.R67 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Human ecology
  • Human ecology
  • Human ecology
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Imperialism
  • Humanökologie
  • Imperialismus
  • Umwelt
  • Tropen
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Human ecology
  • Europe
  • Tropics
Label
Ecology and power in the age of empire : Europe and the transformation of the tropical world, Corey Ross
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-470) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Oil, empire, and environment.
  • II.
  • Conservation, improvement, and environmental management in the colonies.
  • Tropical nature in trust: the politics of colonial nature conservation
  • Forests, ecology, and power in the tropical colonies
  • Cultivating the colonies: agriculture, development, and environment.
  • III.
  • Acceleration, decline, and aftermath.
  • Progress and hubris: the political ecology of late colonial development
  • Beyond colonialism: tropical environments and the legacies of empire.
  • Introduction: ecology, power, and imperialism.
  • Conclusion
  • I.
  • A world of goods: the ecology of colonial extraction.
  • The ecology of cotton: environment, labour, and empire
  • Bittersweet harvest: the colonial cocoa boom and the tropical forest frontier
  • Colonialism, rubber, and the rainforest
  • Subterranean frontier: tin mining, empire, and environment in Southeast Asia
  • Peripheral centres: copper mining and colonized environments in Central Africa
Control code
978384091
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
x, 477 pages
Isbn
9780198841883
Lccn
2016956622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99972303480
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)978384091
Label
Ecology and power in the age of empire : Europe and the transformation of the tropical world, Corey Ross
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-470) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Oil, empire, and environment.
  • II.
  • Conservation, improvement, and environmental management in the colonies.
  • Tropical nature in trust: the politics of colonial nature conservation
  • Forests, ecology, and power in the tropical colonies
  • Cultivating the colonies: agriculture, development, and environment.
  • III.
  • Acceleration, decline, and aftermath.
  • Progress and hubris: the political ecology of late colonial development
  • Beyond colonialism: tropical environments and the legacies of empire.
  • Introduction: ecology, power, and imperialism.
  • Conclusion
  • I.
  • A world of goods: the ecology of colonial extraction.
  • The ecology of cotton: environment, labour, and empire
  • Bittersweet harvest: the colonial cocoa boom and the tropical forest frontier
  • Colonialism, rubber, and the rainforest
  • Subterranean frontier: tin mining, empire, and environment in Southeast Asia
  • Peripheral centres: copper mining and colonized environments in Central Africa
Control code
978384091
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
x, 477 pages
Isbn
9780198841883
Lccn
2016956622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99972303480
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)978384091

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