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Empire Forestry and the Origins of Environmentalism

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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.

    • A global account of the origins of environmentalism, perhaps the most powerful political force in the world today
    • Shows imperial beginnings of the environmentalist impetus
    • Illustrated with numerous contemporary photographs
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    "IEmpire Forestry and the Origins of Environmentalism is full of fascinating, well-developed information..." Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists

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    • Date Published: January 2005
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511030307
    • contains: 24 b/w illus.
    • availability: Adobe Reader ebooks available from
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    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

  • Author

    Gregory Allen Barton, University of Redlands, California
    Gregory A. Barton is Professor of British, Colonial and Environmental history at the University of Redlands, California.

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