Ecological imperialism : the biological expansion of Europe, 900-1900 /

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Author / Creator:Crosby, Alfred W.
Edition:Second edition, new edition.
Imprint:Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Description:1 online resource (xxii, 368 pages) : illustrations, maps
Language:English
Series:Studies in environment and history
Studies in environment and history.
Subject:Human ecology.
Europeans -- Migrations.
Human geography.
Biogeography.
Écologie humaine.
Européens -- Migrations.
Géographie humaine.
Biogéographie.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Social Psychology.
Biogeography.
Europeans -- Migrations.
Human ecology.
Human geography.
Expansionspolitik
Imperialismus
Ökologie
Sociale ecologie.
Biogeografie.
Expansie (macht)
Emigratie.
Europeanen.
Europäer.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11831793
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ISBN:9781461941491
1461941490
9780511805554
0511805551
9781107387478
1107387477
0521837324
9780521837323
0521546184
9780521546188
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 312-360) and index.
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Summary: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.
Other form:Print version: Crosby, Alfred W. Ecological imperialism. Second edition, new edition 0521837324