From the publisher’s description:
This collection of essays from a pioneering scholar in the field of environmental history vividly demonstrates that concerns about climate change are far from being a uniquely modern phenomenon. Grove traces the origins of present-day environmental debates about soil erosion, deforestation and climate change in the writings of early colonial administrators, doctors and missionaries. He traces what is known and what can be inferred concerning historic El Nino events centuries before the devastating 1997/98 instance. In an important and wide-ranging concluding essay he analyses the general significance of 'marginal' land and its ecology in the history of popular resistance movements.
SubjectsEnvironment and Nature / History / Environmental History / Human Ecology / Climate Change / Imperialism / Colonialism / Deforestation /
Grove, Richard H. (NHC Fellow, 1995–96). Ecology, Climate, and Empire: Colonialism and Global Environmental History, 1400-1940. Cambridge, UK: White Horse Press, 1997.