The East India Company And The Natural World edited By Vinita Damodaran, Anna Winterbottom And Alan Lester

Full Title: The East India Company And The Natural World
Author/Editor(s): Vinita Damodaran; Anna Winterbottom (1979-); Alan Lester
ISBN: 1137427264, 9781137427267
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Published Place: Houndsmills Basingstoke Hampshire UK
Published/Copyright Year: 2015
Language: English
Physical Description: 23 cm
LCCN: 2014029176
Series: Palgrave Studies In World Environmental History
Number of pages: 297 (xix, 297 pages)
Categories:
East India Company > History > Sources
East India Company > Archives
Imperialism > Environmental Aspects > Sources
Environmentalism > History > Sources
Human Ecology > Colonies > Great Britain > Sources
Natural History > Sources
Great Britain > Commerce > History > Sources
Great Britain > Colonies > History > Sources
HISTORY / Asia / India & South Asia > Bisacsh
HISTORY / Modern / 17th Century > Bisacsh
HISTORY / Modern / 18th Century > Bisacsh
HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century > Bisacsh
SCIENCE / Environmental Science > Bisacsh


Content:
"The East India Company and the Natural World is the first work to explore the deep and lasting impacts of the largest colonial trading company, the British East India Company on the natural environment. The EIC both contributed to and recorded environmental change during the first era of globalization. From the small island of St Helena in the South Atlantic, to peninsula India and outposts in South and Southeast Asia, the Company presence profoundly altered the environment by introducing plants and animals, felling forests, and redirecting rivers. The threats of famine and disease encouraged experiments with agriculture and the recording of the virtues of medicinal plants. The EIC records of the weather, the soils, and the flora provide modern climate scientists with invaluable data. The contributors - drawn from a wide range of academic disciplines - use the lens of the Company to illuminate the relationship between colonial capital and the changing environment between 1600 and 1857. "

Provided by publisher.
Preface / Anna Winterbottom
Introduction : new imperial and environmental histories of the Indian Ocean / Alan Lester
Botanical explorations and the East India Company : revisiting plant colonialism / Deepak Kumar
Botanical and medical networks of Madras, 1680-1720 / Anna Winterbottom
Robert Wright and his European collaborators / Henry Noltie
The East India Company, famine and ecological conditions in eighteenth-century Bengal / Vinita Damodaran
The climate of Bombay from 1799-1828 from four colonial weather diaries / George Adamson
Mischievous rivers and evil shoals : the English East India Company and the Colonial Resource Regime / Rohan D'Souza
The Rafflesia in the natural and imperial imagination of the East India Company in Southeast Asia / Timothy P. Barnard
'A proper set of views' : the British East India Company and the visualization of South-East Asia in the late eighteenth century / Geoff Quilley
Malay-Indonesian materia medica and trans-cultural encounters / Jeyamalar Kathirithamby-Wells
''Units ... 'of our mighty Indian empire' : New Zealand/Indian biological and landscape exchanges, 1830s-1890s" / James Beattie
St Helena as a microcosm of the East India Company World / Dick Grove
Afterword / Vinita Damodaran.

Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-284) and index.

ISBNPlus ID: UPE.BE93.49177-11-2061177
Other ID: 882184812(OCLC);GBB4B9457(NBN);898313919(OCLC)
Nature: Bibliographies
Form: Nonfiction
LC Call No: DS465 .E175 2015
Dewey Decimal: 508.54
Released Date: 20150122

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Damodaran, V., Winterbottom, A. & Lester, A. (2015). The East India Company And The Natural World. Houndsmills Basingstoke Hampshire UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

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Damodaran, Vinita, Anna Winterbottom, and Alan Lester. The East India Company And The Natural World. Houndsmills Basingstoke Hampshire UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. Print.

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Damodaran, Vinita, Anna Winterbottom, and Alan Lester. The East India Company And The Natural World. Houndsmills Basingstoke Hampshire UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.