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People of European descent form the bulk of the population in most of the temperate zones of the world - North America, Australia and New Zealand. The military successes of European imperialism are easy to explain; in many cases they were a matter of firearms against spears. But as Alfred Crosby explains in his highly original and fascinating book, the Europeans' displacement and replacement of the native peoples in the temperate zones was more a matter of biology than of military conquest.

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ISBN:
9780521336130
Subtitle:
The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900
Author:
Crosby, Alfred W
Author:
Crosby, Alfred W.
Author:
Worster, Donald
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge Cambridgeshire ;
Subject:
World
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Human ecology
Subject:
Biogeography
Subject:
Europeans
Subject:
Europeans -- Migrations.
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 312-360.
Series:
Studies in environment and history
Series Volume:
99-241
Publication Date:
19861016
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
eng
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
390

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