Green Imperialism: Colonial Expansion, Tropical Island Edens and the Origins of Environmentalism, 1600-1860

Green Imperialism: Colonial Expansion, Tropical Island Edens and the Origins of Environmentalism, 1600-1860

by Richard H. Grove
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521403855

ISBN-13: 9780521403856

Pub. Date: 04/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Concentrating especially on its hitherto unexplained colonial and global aspects, this is the first book to document the origins and early history of environmentalism. It highlights the significance of Utopian, Physiocratic, and medical thinking in the history of environmentalist ideas.  See more details below

Overview

Concentrating especially on its hitherto unexplained colonial and global aspects, this is the first book to document the origins and early history of environmentalism. It highlights the significance of Utopian, Physiocratic, and medical thinking in the history of environmentalist ideas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521403856
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Series:
Studies in Environment and History Series
Pages:
540
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.38(d)

Table of 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.

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