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The Resource American tropics : the Caribbean roots of biodiversity science, Megan Raby

American tropics : the Caribbean roots of biodiversity science, Megan Raby

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American tropics : the Caribbean roots of biodiversity science
Title
American tropics
Title remainder
the Caribbean roots of biodiversity science
Statement of responsibility
Megan Raby
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"By examining U.S. biological fieldwork from the era of the Spanish-American War and the construction of the Panama Canal through the anticolonial movements of the 1960s and 1970s, Raby demonstrates how research in tropical biology developed in tandem with the southward expansion of U.S. empire and argues that both the key scientific concepts and the values embedded in the modern biodiversity discourse were developed in significant part through U.S. biologists' encounters with the Caribbean. In doing so, Raby brings to the forefront a ... neglected history of twentieth-century U.S. science and empire. While historians of science and environment have shown interest in the application of U.S. ecological and environmental ideas in the tropical world, this study demonstrates how that knowledge also flowed in the other direction"--
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Raby, Megan,
Dewey number
333.95
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Flows, migrations, and exchanges
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  • Biodiversity
  • Biology
  • Biology
  • Biology
  • United States
  • United States
Label
American tropics : the Caribbean roots of biodiversity science, Megan Raby
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations in the Text -- Introduction: From Tropicality to Biodiversity -- Chapter One: An American Tropical Laboratory -- Chapter Two: Making Biology Tropical -- Chapter Three: Jungle Island -- Chapter Four: The Question of Diversity -- Chapter Five: A Global Resource -- Epilogue: Postcolonial Ecology -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
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on1005353678
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Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469635613
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unknown
Note
Oxford University Press
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not applicable
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unknown
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1005353678
Label
American tropics : the Caribbean roots of biodiversity science, Megan Raby
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations in the Text -- Introduction: From Tropicality to Biodiversity -- Chapter One: An American Tropical Laboratory -- Chapter Two: Making Biology Tropical -- Chapter Three: Jungle Island -- Chapter Four: The Question of Diversity -- Chapter Five: A Global Resource -- Epilogue: Postcolonial Ecology -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
on1005353678
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469635613
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Oxford University Press
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1005353678

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