(2)
 
Ecological Imperialism : The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900
by Alfred W. Crosby

Overview - 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 because in many cases they were achieved by using firearms against spears.  Read more...

 
Paperback
  • $31.99

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock. Usually ships within 24 hours.

Free Shipping is not available for this item.

Not a member? Join Today!
 
 
New & Used Marketplace 38 copies from $17.82
 
 
 

More About Ecological Imperialism by Alfred W. Crosby
 
 
 
Overview
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 because in many cases they were achieved by using firearms against spears. Alfred Crosby, however, explains that the Europeans' displacement and replacement of the native peoples in the temperate zones was more a matter of biology than of military conquest. Now in a new edition with a new preface, Crosby revisits his classic work and again evaluates the ecological reasons for European expansion. Alfred W. Crosby is the author of the widely popular and ground-breaking books,The Measure of Reality (Cambridge, 1996), and America's Forgotten Pandemic (Cambridge, 1990). His books have received the Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize, the Medical Writers Association Prize and been named by the Los Angeles Times as among the best books of the year. He taught at the University of Texas, Austin for over 20 years. First Edition Hb (1986): 0-521-32009-7 First Edition Pb (1987): 0-521-33613-9

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780521546188
  • ISBN-10: 0521546184
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publish Date: January 2004
  • Page Count: 368

Series: Studies in Environment and History

Related Categories

Books > History > World - General

 
BAM Customer Reviews

DISCUSSION