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Read online Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900 (Studies in Environment and History).pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900 (Studies in Environment and History) 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 and America s Forgotten Pandemic Cambridge 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 years First Edition Hb First Edition P by Alfred W. Crosby

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Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900 (Studies in Environment and History)
Title:Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900 (Studies in Environment and History)
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Category:history, non-fiction, science, environment, nature, anthropology
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We don t often recognize the humble activity of cooking for the revolutionary cultural adaptation that it is But when the hearth fires started burning in the Paleolithic humankind broadened the exploitation of food and initiated an avalanche of change And we don t often associate cooking with drilling for oil but both are innovations that allow us to tap the sun energy accumulated in organic matter Alfred W Crosby a founder of the field of global history reveals how humanity s successes hinge directly on effective uses of sun energy But dwindling natural resources global warming and environmental pollution all testify to the limits of our fossil fuel civilization Although we haven t yet adopted a feasible alternative just look at the embarrassment of cold fusion or the blackout that humbled North America our ingenuity and adaptability as a species give us hope, Great insight to how the Unite States cornered the hemp trade created the first millionaires and denied the British majesty of the seas John Quincy Adams as minister to Russia befriended Tzar Alexander making worldwide trade possible and allowed Russia to create St Petersburg as one of the centers of commerce in the old world br A fascinating look at post revolutionary history br One of the best history books I have ever read, In Throwing Fire historian Alfred W Crosby looks at hard accurate throwing and the manipulation of fire as unique human capabilities Humans began throwing rocks in prehistory and then progressed to javelins atlatls bows and arrows We learned to make fire by friction and used it to cook drive game burn out rivals and alter landscapes to our liking Our exploitation of these two capabilities figured in the extinction of many species and may have played a role in the demise of Neanderthals In historic times we invented catapults trebuchets and such flammable liquids as Greek Fire a napalm like substance that stuck to whatever it hit and could not be extinguished with water About years ago we invented gunpowder which led to guns and rockets enabling us to literally throw fire Gunpowder weaponry accelerated the rise of empires and the advance of European imperialism In the th century gunpowder weaponry enabled us to achieve unprecedented mayhem the most destructive wars of all time This trend peaked at the end of World War II with the V and atomic bomb at which point species suicide became possible Faced with possible extinction should we experience World War III we have turned our projectile talents to space travel which may make it possible for our species to migrate to other bodies of our solar system and even other star systems Alfred W Crosby is the author of the widely popular and ground breaking books The Measure of Reality Cambridge America s Forgotten Pandemic Cambridge and Ecological Imperialism Cambridge He taught at the University of Texas Austin for over years 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, The Measure of Reality discusses the epochal shift from qualitative to quantitative perception in Western Europe during the late Middle Ages and Renaissance This shift made modern science technology business practice and bureaucracy possible It affected not only the obvious such as measurements of time and space and mathematical technique but equally and simultaneously music and painting thus proving that the shift was even more profound than once thought