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

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

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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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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
LC call number
QH541.15.B56
LC item number
R33 2017
Series statement
Flows, migrations, and exchanges
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  • Biodiversity
  • Biology
  • Biology
  • Biology
  • United States
  • United States
Label
American tropics : the Caribbean roots of biodiversity science, Megan Raby, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001869051
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 319 pages
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Isbn
9781469635590
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2017009456
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0001869051
Label
American tropics : the Caribbean roots of biodiversity science, Megan Raby, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001869051
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 319 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781469635590
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2017009456
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001869051

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