Environmental history

Damodaran, Vinita (2015) Environmental history. In: International encyclopaedia of the behavioural and social sciences, 2nd Edition. Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 747-755. ISBN 9780080970868

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Abstract

This article looks at the environmental history of the empire by looking at histories of environmental change in the tropics by pioneering colonial scientists and by contemporary historians who are carving out the domain of colonial environmental history. The article argues that the development of an environmental sensibility can be traced to the encounter of seventeenth and eighteenth century Western Europeans especially naturalists, medical officers and administrators with the startlingly unfamiliar environments of the tropics and with the damage done to these environments by them.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > History
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for World Environmental History
Depositing User: Vinita Damodaran
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2022 09:39
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2022 10:59
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/99262

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