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Author Ross, Corey, 1969-
Title Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire : Europe and the Transformation of the Tropical World / Corey Ross.
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017.

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Author Ross, Corey, 1969-
Subject Human ecology -- Europe -- Colonies -- History -- 19th century.
Human ecology -- Europe -- Colonies -- History -- 20th century.
Economic development -- Europe -- Colonies -- History -- 19th century.
Economic development -- Europe -- Colonies -- History -- 20th century.
Description 1 online resource (488 pages)
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Contents Cover; Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire: Europe and the Transformation of the Tropical World; Copyright; Preface; Contents; List of Illustrations; Introduction: Ecology, Power, and Imperialism; ECOLOGY AND IMPERIAL HISTORY; EMPIRE, INDUSTRY, AND THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT; COVERAGE, THEMES, ORGANIZATION; PART I: A WORLD OF GOODS: The Ecology of Colonial Extraction; 1: The Ecology of Cotton: Environment, Labour, and Empire; THE COTTON CRISIS AND THE EXPANSION OF COLONIAL CULTIVATION; COLONIAL COTTON AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE IN INDIA AND EGYPT.
NEW FRONTIERS: PEASANTS, PLANTATIONS, AND THE AFRICAN COTTON CAMPAIGN2: Bittersweet Harvest: The Colonial Cocoa Boom and the Tropical Forest Frontier; THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE GLOBAL COCOA INDUSTRY; THE MODERN COCOA PLANTATION: PROBLEMS AND PERSISTENCE IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE; THE WEST AFRICAN COCOA BOOM; SCIENCE, SMALLHOLDERS, AND THE QUESTION OF SUSTAINABILITY; 3: Colonialism, Rubber, and the Rainforest; FROM PLUNDER TO PLANTATION: THE ORIGINS OF THE NATURAL RUBBER INDUSTRY; FROM FOREST TO RUBBER FARM: THE SOUTHEAST ASIAN PLANTING BOOM; THE ECOLOGY OF RUBBER PLANTATIONS.
NATURE, CULTURE, AND SMALLHOLDER RUBBERWAR, DECOLONIZATION, AND THE WORLDRUBBER ECONOMY; 4: Subterranean Frontier: Tin Mining, Empire, and Environment in Southeast Asia; BREAKING NEW GROUND: THE OPENING OF THE SOUTHEAST ASIAN TIN FRONTIER; THE INDUSTRIAL FRONTIER: MODERNIZATION, DEGRADATION, AND REMEDIATION; RACE, WASTE, AND EFFICIENCY IN THE TIN FIELDS; 5: Peripheral Centres: Copper Mining and Colonized Environments in Central Africa; CREATING A COLONIAL COPPER INDUSTRY; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE COPPER TOWNS; COPPER HINTERLANDS; 6: Oil, Empire, and Environment.
THE EARLY PETROLEUM INDUSTRY AND THE COLONIAL OIL FRONTIEROIL-FLOWS AND IMPERIAL RIVALRY; PETROLEUM LANDSCAPES: TECHNOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE IN EUROPE'S OIL COLONIES; WAR AND THE RESHAPING OF EUROPE'S OIL EMPIRE; PART II: CONSERVATION, IMPROVEMENT, AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT IN THE COLONIES; 7: Tropical Nature in Trust: The Politics of Colonial Nature Conservation; PRIMEVAL NATURE AND THE CIVILIZING MISSION; FROM PLUNDER TO PROTECTION: THE RISE OF COLONIAL WILDLIFE CONSERVATION; TROUBLE IN PARADISE: CHALLENGES TO CONSERVATION.
IMPERIALISM, INTERNATIONALISM, AND THE SCIENCE OF NATURE PROTECTION8: Forests, Ecology, and Power in the Tropical Colonies; FORESTRY, CONSERVATION, AND THE STATE IN COLONIAL ASIA; COLONIAL FORESTS: CONFLICTS AND CONSEQUENCES; COLONIAL EXPANSION AND AFRICAN FORESTS; 9: Cultivating the Colonies: Agriculture, Development, and Environment; AGRICULTURAL EXPANSION AND FRONTIER SETTLEMENT IN COLONIAL ASIA; INTENSIFICATION AND IMPROVEMENT; COLONIAL AGRONOMY AND AFRICAN FARMERS; SOIL CONSERVATION AND THE QUEST FOR SUSTAINABILITY; PART III: ACCELERATION, DECLINE, AND AFTERMATH.
Note 10: Progress and Hubris: The Political Ecology of Late Colonial Development.
Summary The first wide-ranging environmental history of late-nineteenth and twentieth century European imperialism, relating the expansion of modern empire, global trade, and mass consumption to the momentous ecological shifts they entailed and providing a historical background to the social, political, and environmental issues of the twenty-first century.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780191091964 (electronic bk.)
0191091960 (electronic bk.)
9780191829901
0191829900
9780199590414
0199590419
ISBN/ISSN YBP13953212
OCLC # 982023211
Additional Format Print version: Ross, Corey. Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire : Europe and the Transformation of the Tropical World. Oxford : OUP Oxford, 2017