Empire and Environmental Anxiety Health, Science, Art and Conservation in South Asia and Australasia, 1800-1920

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-06-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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A new interpretation of imperialism and environmental change, and the anxieties imperialism generated through environmental transformation and interaction with unknown landscapes. Tying together South Asia and Australasia, this book demonstrates how environmental anxieties led to increasing state resource management, conservation, and urban reform.

Author Biography

James Beattie is Senior Lecturer, History Programme at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. He has published nearly 40 articles and chapters on Asian and Australasian environmental history, garden history, medical history, history of science and Asian art collecting, and sits on the editorial panels of several international journals, including Environment and History and New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Notes on the Author
Origins of Environmental Anxieties
Imperial Health Anxieties
Colonial Aesthetic Anxieties
Scottish-trained Doctors: Environmental Anxieties and Imperial Development, 1780s-1870s
German Science and Imperial Forestry, 1840s-1900s
South Asian and Australasian Forestry: Anxieties and Exchanges, 1870s-1920s
Thwarting Imperial Agricultural Development: The Spectre of Drifting Sands, 1800s-1920s

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