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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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Author
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
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Flows, Migrations, And Exchanges
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  • Biodiversity
  • Biology
  • Biology
  • Biology
  • United States
  • United States
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American tropics : the Caribbean roots of biodiversity science, Megan Raby
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn974213300
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 319 pages
Isbn
9781469635606
Lccn
2017009456
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)974213300
Label
American tropics : the Caribbean roots of biodiversity science, Megan Raby
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn974213300
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 319 pages
Isbn
9781469635606
Lccn
2017009456
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)974213300

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