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

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

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American tropics : the Caribbean roots of biodiversity science
Title
American tropics
Title remainder
the Caribbean roots of biodiversity science
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Megan Raby
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Language
eng
Summary
Biodiversity has been a key concept in international conservation since the 1980s, yet historians have paid little attention to its origins. Uncovering its roots in tropical fieldwork and the southward expansion of U.S. empire at the turn of the twentieth century, Megan Raby details how ecologists took advantage of growing U.S. landholdings in the circum-Caribbean by establishing permanent field stations for long-term, basic tropical research. From these outposts of U.S. science, a growing community of American "tropical biologists" developed both the key scientific concepts and the values embedded in the modern discourse of biodiversity. Considering U.S. biological fieldwork from the era of the Spanish-American War through the anticolonial movements of the 1960s and 1970s, this study combines the history of science, environmental history, and the history of U.S.-Caribbean and Latin American relations. In doing so, Raby sheds new light on the origins of contemporary scientific and environmentalist thought and brings to the forefront a surprisingly neglected history of twentieth-century U.S. science and empire
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Midwest
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Raby, Megan
Dewey number
333.95
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Flows, migrations, and exchanges
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  • Biodiversity
  • Biology
  • Biology
  • Biology
  • Electronic books
  • United States
  • United States
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adult
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American tropics : the Caribbean roots of biodiversity science, Megan Raby, (ebook)
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multicolored
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txt
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1 online resource
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781469635613
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12051163
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12051163
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MWT12051163
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
American tropics : the Caribbean roots of biodiversity science, Megan Raby, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469635613
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12051163
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12051163
System control number
MWT12051163
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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