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Ecology And Empire Environmental History Of Settler Societies Tom Griffiths

Ecology And Empire Environmental History Of Settler Societies

Tom Griffiths

Published January 1st 1997
ISBN : 9781853311994
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Ecology and Empire forged a historical partnership of great power - and one which, particularly in the last five hundred years, radically changed human and natural history across the globe. This book scrutinizes European expansion from theMoreEcology and Empire forged a historical partnership of great power - and one which, particularly in the last five hundred years, radically changed human and natural history across the globe. This book scrutinizes European expansion from the perspectives of the so-called colonized peripheries, the settler societies. It begins with Australia as a prism through which to consider the relations between settlers and their lands, but moves well beyond this, to a range of lands of empire. It uses their distinctive ecologies and histories to shed new light on both the imperial and the settler environmental experience. Ecology and Empire also explores the way in which the science of ecology itself was an artefact of empire, thereby drawing together the fields of imperial history and the history of science. This book grew out of work undertaken at the Sir Robert Menzies Centre for Australian Studies.