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Tropical World

Author : Millie Marotta
ISBN : 1454709138
Genre : Art
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Lose yourself in a riot of beauty and mindful drawing. Millie Marotta's intricately designed tropical world beckons would-be artists to enter and make their mark. Add brilliant colors to exotic blooms or a parrot's feathers. Complete a rainforest scene, add fine lines to palm trees, or personalize the illustrations. It's a wonderful way to fire up your imagination and relieve stress.

Mango Mia

Author : Vikas Khanna
ISBN : 9780741424839
Genre : Cooking
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Insatiable Appetite

Author : Richard P. Tucker
ISBN : 0742553655
Genre : History
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Now in a concise edition created expressly for students and general readers, this widely hailed study traces the transformation of the tropics in modern times. Exploring the central role of the United States in the ongoing devastation of tropical lands, Richard P. Tucker highlights the unrelenting pressure caused by the demands of U.S. consumerism. The forced domestication of varied natural systems ultimately led to a devastating decline in biodiversity. The author brings his analysis to life with a series of vivid case studies of sugar, bananas, coffee, rubber, beef, and timber—each a virtual empire in itself. All readers who are interested in environmental degradation and its links to the world economy will be enlightened by this nuanced history.

Death By Migration

Author : Philip D. Curtin
ISBN : 0521389224
Genre : History
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This book is a quantitative study of relocation costs among European soldiers in the tropics from 1815 to 1914.

Wonders Of The Tropical Forests

Author : Georg Hartwig
ISBN : OSU:32435050452242
Genre : Botany
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Ecology And Power In The Age Of Empire

Author : Corey Ross
ISBN : 9780199590414
Genre : History
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Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire provides the first wide-ranging environmental history of the heyday of European imperialism, from the late nineteenth century to the end of the colonial era. It focuses on the ecological dimensions of the explosive growth of tropical commodity production, global trade, and modern resource management-transformations that still visibly shape our world today-and how they were related to broader social, cultural, and political developments in Europe's colonies. Covering the overseas empires of all the major European powers, Corey Ross argues that tropical environments were not merely a stage on which conquest and subjugation took place, but were an essential part of the colonial project, profoundly shaping the imperial enterprise even as they were shaped by it. The story he tells is not only about the complexities of human experience, but also about people's relationship with the ecosystems in which they were themselves embedded: the soil, water, plants, and animals that were likewise a part of Europe's empire. Although it shows that imperial conquest rarely represented a sudden bout of ecological devastation, it nonetheless demonstrates that modern imperialism marked a decisive and largely negative milestone for the natural environment. By relating the expansion of modern empire, global trade, and mass consumption to the momentous ecological shifts that they entailed, this book provides a historical perspective on the vital nexus of social, political, and environmental issues that we face in the twenty-first-century world.

Tropical World

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Emigration To The Tropical World

Author : John Adolphus Etzler
ISBN : BL:A0018993338
Genre : Agricultural colonies
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The Tropical World

Author : G. Hartwig
ISBN : 0267501706
Genre : Science
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Excerpt from The Tropical World: A Popular Scientific Account of the Natural History of the Animal and Vegetable Kingdoms in the Equatorial Regions - The Trade Winds - The Belt of Calms - Tropical Rains - The Tornados Cyclones Typhoons Storms in the Pacific. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Tropical Babylons

Author : Stuart B. Schwartz
ISBN : 9780807895627
Genre : History
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The idea that sugar, plantations, slavery, and capitalism were all present at the birth of the Atlantic world has long dominated scholarly thinking. In nine original essays by a multinational group of top scholars, Tropical Babylons re-evaluates this so-called "sugar revolution." The most comprehensive comparative study to date of early Atlantic sugar economies, this collection presents a revisionist examination of the origins of society and economy in the Atlantic world. Focusing on areas colonized by Spain and Portugal (before the emergence of the Caribbean sugar colonies of England, France, and Holland), these essays show that despite reliance on common knowledge and technology, there were considerable variations in the way sugar was produced. With studies of Iberia, Madeira and the Canary Islands, Hispaniola, Cuba, Brazil, and Barbados, this volume demonstrates the similarities and differences between the plantation colonies, questions the very idea of a sugar revolution, and shows how the specific conditions in each colony influenced the way sugar was produced and the impact of that crop on the formation of "tropical Babylons--multiracial societies of great oppression. Contributors: Alejandro de la Fuente, University of Pittsburgh Herbert Klein, Columbia University John J. McCusker, Trinity University Russell R. Menard, University of Minnesota William D. Phillips Jr., University of Minnesota Genaro Rodriguez Morel, Seville, Spain Stuart B. Schwartz, Yale University Eddy Stols, Leuven University, Belgium Alberto Vieira, Centro de Estudos Atlanticos, Madeira

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