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A new interpretation of imperialism and environmental change, and the anxieties imperialism generated through environmental transformation and interaction with unknown landscapes. Tying together South Asia and Australasia, this book demonstrates how environmental anxieties led to increasing state resource management, conservation, and urban reform.

Book News Annotation:

"Environmental anxiety refers to concerns generated when environments did not conform to European preconceptions about their natural productivity or when colonization set in motion a series of unintended environmental consequences that threatened everything from European health and military power, to agricultural development and social relations." So states Beattie (history, U. of Waikato, New Zealand) in his introduction. He acknowledges imperialism as a destructive force on rivers, wildlife, and native populations, but his study offers a more complex view of the "...interlinked processes of imperialism and environmental change." Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

JAMES BEATTIE has published nearly forty articles and chapters on Asian and Australasian environmental history, garden history, medical history, history of science and Asian art collecting, and sits on the editorial panels of several international journals, including Environment and History and New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies. He is Senior Lecturer, History Programme, University of Waikato, New Zealand.

Table of Contents

Dedication

List of Figures

Acknowledgements

Abbreviations

Notes on the Author

Introduction

Origins of Environmental Anxieties

Imperial Health Anxieties

Colonial Aesthetic Anxieties

Scottish-trained Doctors: Environmental Anxieties and Imperial Development, 1780s-1870s

German Science and Imperial Forestry, 1840s-1900s

South Asian and Australasian Forestry: Anxieties and Exchanges, 1870s-1920s

Thwarting Imperial Agricultural Development: The Spectre of Drifting Sands, 1800s-1920s

Conclusion

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780230553200
Author:
Beattie, James
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Author:
Vaughan, Megan
Author:
Drayton, Richard
Subject:
Australia & Oceania
Subject:
Asia - India
Subject:
South asia
Subject:
Modern - 19th Century
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Asia - India & South Asia
Subject:
World History-Australia and New Zealand
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 maps, 15 b/w illustrations, 1 b/w tabl
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Asia » India » Ancient and General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » Australia and New Zealand
History and Social Science » World History » India

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