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Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World free pdf For centuries, bird guano has played a pivotal role in the agricultural and economic development of Latin America, East Asia and Oceania. As their populations ballooned during the Industrial Revolution, North American and European powers came to depend on this unique resource as well, helping them meet their ever-increasing farming needs. This book explores how the production and commodification of guano has shaped the modern Pacific Basin and the world's relationship to the region. Marrying traditional methods of historical analysis with a broad interdisciplinary approach, Gregory T. Cushman casts this once little-known commodity as an engine of Western industrialization, offering new insight into uniquely modern developments such as environmental consciousness and conservation movements- the ascendance of science, technology and expertise- international relations- and world war.

About Gregory T. Cushman

Gregory T. Cushman is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Kansas, where he teaches courses on international environmental history. He works closely with environmental scientists in interdisciplinary research and teaching and has published a number of articles on climate history and the history of climate science. He was awarded a Fulbright scholarship in 2007.

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Author : Gregory T. Cushman
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Data Published : 26 December 2013
ISBN : 110765596X
EAN : 9781107655966
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 416 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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