Empire Forestry and the Origins of Environmentalism by Gregory Allen BartonEmpire Forestry and the Origins of Environmentalism by Gregory Allen Barton

Empire Forestry and the Origins of Environmentalism

byGregory Allen Barton

Paperback | August 6, 2007

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Environmentalism began with the establishment of the first empire forest in 1855 in British India. During the second half of the nineteenth century, over ten per cent of the land surface of the earth became protected as a public trust. The empire forestry movement spread through India, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the U.S. and to other parts of the world. Gregory A. Barton's pioneering study views the origins of environmentalism in global perspective.
Gregory A. Barton is Professor of British, Colonial and Environmental history at the University of Redlands, California.
Title:Empire Forestry and the Origins of EnvironmentalismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:212 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.47 inPublished:August 6, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521038898

ISBN - 13:9780521038898


Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. The great interference; 3. Empire forestry and British India; 4. Environmental innovation in British India; 5. Empire forestry and the colonies; 6. Empire forestry and American environmentalism; 7. From empire forestry to Commonwealth forestry; Bibliography; Index.

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