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

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.
Empire and Environmental Anxiety Health Science Art and Conservation in South Asia and Australasia A new interpretation of imperialism and environmental change and the anxieties imperialism generated through environmental transformation and interaction with unknown landscapes Tying together South

  • Title: Empire and Environmental Anxiety: Health, Science, Art and Conservation in South Asia and Australasia, 1800-1920
  • Author: James Beattie
  • ISBN: 9780230553200
  • Page: 234
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Empire and Environmental Anxiety: Health, Science, Art and Conservation in South Asia and Australasia, 1800-1920”

    1. This is a notable book in environmental history, working from the framework of imperial history. It brings to notice the importance of Scottish physicians, German foresters, and other key actors in shaping thought about the environments of South Asia and Australasia. I suspect that the term "environmental anxiety" will enter the lexicon of historians, and Beattie will make his mark. At times the work reads a bit too dissertation-like. Beattie too often lets the historical literature, rather than [...]

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