Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900 (Studies in Environment and History)

3.99 avg rating
( 1,471 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780521336130: Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900 (Studies in Environment and History)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

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; in many cases they were a matter of firearms against spears. But as Alfred Crosby explains in his highly original and fascinating book, the Europeans' displacement and replacement of the native peoples in the temperate zones was more a matter of biology than of military conquest.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Book Description:

The military successes of European imperialism are easy to explain; in many cases they were a matter of firearms against spear. But as Alfred Crosby explains in his highly original and fascinating book, the Europeans' displacement and replacement of the native peoples in the temperate zones was more a matter of biology than of military conquest.

About the Author:

Alfred W. Crosby is a Professor Emeritus in American Studies, History and Geography at the University of Texas, Austin, where he taught for over twenty years. His previous books include America's Forgotten Pandemic: The Influenza of 1918, 2nd edition (Cambridge, 2003), Throwing Fire: Projectile Technology through History (Cambridge, 2002), The Measure of Reality: Quantification and Western Society, 1250-1600 (Cambridge, 1997). The Measure of Reality was chosen by the Los Angeles Times as one of the 100 most important books of 1997.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780521546188: Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900 (Studies in Environment and History)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0521546184 ISBN 13:  9780521546188
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 2004
Softcover

9780521837323: Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900 (Studies in Environment and History)

Cambri..., 2004
Hardcover

9780521456906: Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900 (Canto)

Cambri..., 1993
Softcover

9780521320092: Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900 (Studies in Environment and History)

Cambri..., 1986
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Alfred W. Crosby
Published by Cambridge University Press CUP
ISBN 10: 0521336139 ISBN 13: 9780521336130
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Puddle
(New York, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description Cambridge University Press CUP. Condition: New. pp. 390 1st Edition. Seller Inventory # 262103391

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 32.85
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Alfred W. Crosby
ISBN 10: 0521336139 ISBN 13: 9780521336130
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
GoldBooks
(Austin, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: new. Seller Inventory # think0521336139

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 37.49
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Crosby Alfred W.
Published by Cambridge University Press
ISBN 10: 0521336139 ISBN 13: 9780521336130
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Cambridge University Press. Condition: New. pp. 390. Seller Inventory # 5744512

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.76
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.20
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Alfred W. Crosby
ISBN 10: 0521336139 ISBN 13: 9780521336130
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
GoldBooks
(Austin, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: new. Seller Inventory # baby0521336139

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 40.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Alfred W. Crosby
Published by Cambridge University Press (1987)
ISBN 10: 0521336139 ISBN 13: 9780521336130
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1987. Paperback. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX0521336139

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 45.45
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Crosby, Alfred W.
Published by Cambridge University Press (1987)
ISBN 10: 0521336139 ISBN 13: 9780521336130
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1987. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0521336139

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 47.44
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 16.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Crosby, Alfred W.
ISBN 10: 0521336139 ISBN 13: 9780521336130
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-0521336139

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 66.76
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Crosby, Alfred W.
Published by Cambridge University Press (1987)
ISBN 10: 0521336139 ISBN 13: 9780521336130
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1987. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0521336139

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 76.93
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds