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Title Environments of empire : networks and agents of ecological change / edited by Ulrike Kirchberger and Brett M. Bennett.

Publication Info. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2020]

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Description 1 online resource (ix, 266 pages)
Series Flows, migrations, and exchanges
Flows, migrations, and exchanges.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The transformation of an ecological policy : acclimatization of Cuban tobacco varieties and public scandalization in the French empire, c. 1860-1880 / Alexander van Wickeren -- Securing resources for the industries of Wilhelmine Germany : tropical agriculture and phytopathology in Cameroon and Togo, 1884-1914 / Samuel Eleazar Wendt -- French mandate Syria and Lebanon : land, ecological interventions and the "modern" state / Idir Ouahes -- Science, to understand the abundance of plants and trees : the first Ottoman Natural History Museum and Herbarium, 1836-1848 / Semih Celik -- Inventing colonial agronomy : Buitenzorg and the transition from the Western to the Eastern model of colonial agriculture, 1880s-1930s / Florian Wagner -- Discovery and patriarchy : professionalization of botany and the distancing of women and "others" / Carey McCormack -- Animal-skinners : a transcolonial network and the formation of West African zoology / Stephanie Zehnle -- Adapting to change in Australian estuaries : oysters in the techno-fix cycles of colonial capitalism / Jodi Frawley -- Brumbies (Equus ferus caballus) as colonizers of the Esperance Mallee-Recherche bioregion in Western Australia / Nicole Chalmer.
Summary "This collection explores the networks that shaped ecological change within and between European and Middle Eastern empires during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and is divided into three parts. The first focuses on the role of nation-building in trans-imperial ecological transfers; the second focuses on approaches from the history of science, looking at the global transfer, circulation, and diffusion of ideas about the environment; and the third employs methods from animal studies, challenging anthropocentric views of environmental history"-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Human ecology -- History -- 19th century -- Case studies.
Human ecology -- History -- 20th century -- Case studies.
Global environmental change -- History -- 19th century -- Case studies.
Global environmental change -- History -- 20th century -- Case studies.
Imperialism -- History.
Environmental sciences -- History.
Europe -- Colonies -- History.
Turkey -- History -- Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918.
Chronological Term 1288-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Case studies.
Added Author Kirchberger, Ulrike, editor.
Bennett, Brett M., 1983- editor.
Other Form: Print version: Environments of empire. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2020] 9781469655925 (DLC) 2019035098 (OCoLC)1113282359
ISBN 9781469655956 (electronic book)
1469655950 (electronic book)
9781469655949 (electronic bk.)
1469655942 (electronic bk.)
9781469655925 (hardcover)
1469655926 (hardcover)
9781469655932 (paperback)
1469655934 (paperback)