Empire Forestry and the Origins of Environmentalism available in Hardcover
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- Cambridge University Press
Environmentalism began with the establishment of the first empire forest in 1855 in British India. During the second half of the nineteenth century, over ten per cent of the land surface of the earth became protected as a public trust. The empire forestry movement spread through India, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the U.S. and to other parts of the world. Gregory A. Barton's pioneering study views the origins of environmentalism in global perspective.
About the Author
Gregory A. Barton is Professor of British, Colonial and Environmental history at the University of Redlands, California.
Table of Contents
List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. The great interference; 3. Empire forestry and British India; 4. Environmental innovation in British India; 5. Empire forestry and the colonies; 6. Empire forestry and American environmentalism; 7. From empire forestry to Commonwealth forestry; Bibliography; Index.