Germs, Seeds & Animals: Studies in Ecological History

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M.E. Sharpe, 30.11.1993
 

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The Columbian Voyages the Columbian Exchange and Their Historians
3
Ecological Imperialism The Overseas Migration of Western Europeans as a Biological Phenomenon
28
The Biological Metamorphosis of the Americas
45
The British Empire as a Product of Continental Drift
62
Infectious Disease and the Demography of the Atlantic Peoples
82
Virgin Soil Epidemics as a Factor in the Aboriginal Depopulation of America
97
God Would Destroy Them and Give Their Country to Another People
109
Hawaiian Depopulation as a Model for the Amerindian Experience
120
The Demographic Effect of American Crops in Europe
148
Demography Maize Land and the American Character
167
Reassessing 1492
180
Life with All Its Problems in Space
191
Index
201
About the Author
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Alfred Worcester Crosby Jr. was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 15, 1931. He received a bachelor's degree in history from Harvard University in 1952. He served as a sergeant in the Army in the Panama Canal Zone. After his service, he received a doctorate in history from Boston University. He taught at Washington State University for 11 years and at the University of Texas in Austin for 22 years. He retired in 1999 as professor emeritus of geography, history, and American studies. He was considered the father of environmental history. He incorporated studies of biology, ecology, geography, and other sciences in his efforts to chronicle and understand human events. He wrote numerous books including The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492; Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900; Germs, Seeds and Animals: Studies in Ecological History; The Measure of Reality: Quantification and Western Society, 1250-1600; and Children of the Sun: A History of Humanity's Unappeasable Appetite for Energy. He died from complications of Parkinson's disease on March 14, 2018 at the age of 87.

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