Germs, Seeds and Animals: Studies in Ecological History / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563242502
  • Publisher: Sharpe, M. E. Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/30/1993
  • Series: Sources and Studies in World History Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 0.20 (w) x 1.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Nerds versus Twits
1 The Columbian Voyages, the Columbian Exchange, and Their Historians 3
2 Ecological Imperialism: The Overseas Migration of Western Europeans as a Biological Phenomenon 28
3 The Biological Metamorphosis of the Americas 45
4 The British Empire as a Product of Continental Drift 62
5 Infectious Disease and the Demography of the Atlantic Peoples 82
6 Virgin Soil Epidemics as a Factor in the Aboriginal Depopulation of America 97
7 "God . . . Would Destroy Them, and Give Their Country to Another People . . ." 109
8 Hawaiian Depopulation as a Model for the Amerindian Experience 120
9 The Demographic Effect of American Crops in Europe 148
10 Demography, Maize, Land, and the American Character 167
11 Reassessing 1492 180
12 Life (with All Its Problems) in Space 191
Index 201
About the Author 216
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