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The Resource Guano and the opening of the Pacific world : a global ecological history, Gregory T. Cushman

Guano and the opening of the Pacific world : a global ecological history, Gregory T. Cushman

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Guano and the opening of the Pacific world : a global ecological history
Title
Guano and the opening of the Pacific world
Title remainder
a global ecological history
Statement of responsibility
Gregory T. Cushman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For centuries, bird guano has played a pivotal role in the agricultural and economic development of Latin America, East Asia, and Oceania. As their populations ballooned during the Industrial Revolution, North American and European powers came to depend on this unique resource as well, helping them meet their ever-increasing farming needs. This book explores how the production and commodification of guano has shaped the modern Pacific Basin and the world's relationship to the region. Marrying traditional methods of historical analysis with a broad interdisciplinary approach, Gregory T. Cushman casts this once little-known commodity as an engine of Western industrialization, offering new insight into uniquely modern developments such as environmental consciousness and conservation movements; the ascendance of science, technology, and expertise; international relations; and world war."--Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cushman, Gregory T.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
S649
LC item number
.C85 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in environment and history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Guano
  • Peru
  • Guano industry
  • Pacific Area
  • Pacific Area
  • Guano
  • Guano
  • Phosphate industry
  • Human ecology
Label
Guano and the opening of the Pacific world : a global ecological history, Gregory T. Cushman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The guano age -- Neo-ecological imperialism -- Where is Banaba? -- Conservation and the technocratic ideal -- The most valuable birds in the world -- When the Japanese came to dinner -- The road to survival -- Guano and the Blue Revolution -- Conclusion
Control code
867827961
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st pbk. ed
Extent
xxii, 392 pages
Isbn
9781107655966
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)867827961
Label
Guano and the opening of the Pacific world : a global ecological history, Gregory T. Cushman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The guano age -- Neo-ecological imperialism -- Where is Banaba? -- Conservation and the technocratic ideal -- The most valuable birds in the world -- When the Japanese came to dinner -- The road to survival -- Guano and the Blue Revolution -- Conclusion
Control code
867827961
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st pbk. ed
Extent
xxii, 392 pages
Isbn
9781107655966
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)867827961

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