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Green Imperialism is the first book to document the origins and early history of environmentalism, concentrating especially on its hitherto unexplained colonial and global aspects. It highlights the significance of Utopian, Physiocratic, and medical thinking in the history of environmentalist ideas. The book shows how the new critique of the colonial impact on the environment depended on the emergence of a coterie of professional scientists, and demonstrates both the importance of the oceanic island "Eden" as a vehicle for new conceptions of nature and the significance of colonial island environments in stimulating conservationist notions.

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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.

Synopsis:

The first book to document the origins and early history of environmentalism, especially its colonial and global aspects.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 487-525) and index.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521565134
Editor:
Worster, Donald
Editor:
Crosby, Alfred W.
Editor:
Worster, Donald
Editor:
Crosby, Alfred W.
Author:
Worster, Donald
Author:
Grove, Richard H.
Author:
Crosby, Alfred W.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Natural Resources
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Asia
Subject:
Renaissance
Subject:
Environmentalism
Subject:
Environmentalism -- History.
Subject:
East India Company -- History.
Subject:
Development - Sustainable Development
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Studies in environment and history
Series Volume:
bk. 8
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
57 b/w illus. 5 maps 1 table
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
9.06x5.96x1.35 in. 1.84 lbs.

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