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The Resource An analysis of Alfred W. Crosby's : the Columbian exchange : biological and cultural consequences of 1492, Joshua Specht with Etienne Stockland

An analysis of Alfred W. Crosby's : the Columbian exchange : biological and cultural consequences of 1492, Joshua Specht with Etienne Stockland

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An analysis of Alfred W. Crosby's : the Columbian exchange : biological and cultural consequences of 1492
Title
An analysis of Alfred W. Crosby's
Title remainder
the Columbian exchange : biological and cultural consequences of 1492
Statement of responsibility
Joshua Specht with Etienne Stockland
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"One criticism of history is that historians all too often study it in isolation, failing to take advantage of models and evidence from scholars in other disciplines. This is not a charge that can be laid at the door of Alfred Crosby. His book The Columbian Exchange not only incorporates the results of wide reading in the hard sciences, anthropology and geography, but also stands as one of the foundation stones of the study of environmental history. In this sense, Crosby's defining work is undoubtedly a fine example of the critical thinking skill of creativity; it comes up with new connections that explain the European success in colonizing the New World more as the product of biological catastrophe (in the shape of the introduction of new diseases) than of the actions of men, and posits that the most important consequences were not political - the establishment of new empires - but cultural and culinary; the population of China tripled, for example, as the result of the introduction of new world crops. Few new hypotheses have proved as stimulating or influential."--Provided by publisher
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Specht, Joshua,
Dewey number
304.2
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Stockland, Etienne,
Series statement
The Macat Library
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  • Crosby, Alfred W
  • Human ecology
  • Environmental psychology
Label
An analysis of Alfred W. Crosby's : the Columbian exchange : biological and cultural consequences of 1492, Joshua Specht with Etienne Stockland
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; WAYS IN TO THE TEXT; Who Is Alfred W. Crosby?; What Does The Columbian Exchange Say?; Why Does The Columbian Exchange Matter?; SECTION 1: INFLUENCES; Module 1: The Author and the Historical Context; Module 2: Academic Context; Module 3: The Problem; Module 4: The Author's Contribution; SECTION 2: IDEAS; Module 5: Main Ideas; Module 6: Secondary Ideas; Module 7:Achievement; Module 8: Place in the Author's Work; SECTION 3: IMPACT; Module 9: The First Responses; Module 10: The Evolving Debate; Module 11: Impact and Influence Today
  • Module 12:Where Next?Glossary of Terms; People Mentioned in the Text; Works Cited
Control code
ocn993471393
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781912281350
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
text file, PDF
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)993471393
Label
An analysis of Alfred W. Crosby's : the Columbian exchange : biological and cultural consequences of 1492, Joshua Specht with Etienne Stockland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; WAYS IN TO THE TEXT; Who Is Alfred W. Crosby?; What Does The Columbian Exchange Say?; Why Does The Columbian Exchange Matter?; SECTION 1: INFLUENCES; Module 1: The Author and the Historical Context; Module 2: Academic Context; Module 3: The Problem; Module 4: The Author's Contribution; SECTION 2: IDEAS; Module 5: Main Ideas; Module 6: Secondary Ideas; Module 7:Achievement; Module 8: Place in the Author's Work; SECTION 3: IMPACT; Module 9: The First Responses; Module 10: The Evolving Debate; Module 11: Impact and Influence Today
  • Module 12:Where Next?Glossary of Terms; People Mentioned in the Text; Works Cited
Control code
ocn993471393
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781912281350
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
text file, PDF
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)993471393

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