It is a much neglected fact that biology played a crucial role in expanding European culture.
He also is very careful to demonstrate his technical knowledge while at the same time making the book accessible to all students of history.
Crosby has made me gasp in awe more times in one paragraph than I have reading most entire books.
Well written history that presents a cogent theory within an interesting narrative. You read the book and are left with a desire to see the world that was destroyed. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Crosby begins Ecological Imperialism by drawing attention to the “Neo-Europes,” a concept he describes as temperate zones scattered across the globe, which are characterized by an... Read morePublished 3 months ago by J CRISSINGERCLARK
I took a course from Professor Crosby at the time he was writing "The Columbian Exchange." In some respects, "Ecological Imperialism" is a companion work. Read morePublished 5 months ago by John A. Scherting
I like Crosby's bantering style and his loads of mini-stories. But the question he asks is not something I've worried about for several decades. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Brian Griffith
'Ecological imperialism: The biological expansion of Europe, 900-1900', by A. W. Crosby is a very informative read. Read morePublished on July 31, 2011 by Christina Wells
This book is what you call "a hit." The edition I read was printed in 1990 and represented the fifth repress. Read morePublished on May 16, 2011 by S. Pactor
Crosby's book is a must read for anyone studying environmental history, particularly in the context of European imperialism. Read morePublished on September 22, 2010 by C. Blair
This book is simply a must read for anyone doing Economic History, Development, or Economic Growth. It is one of the most influential books I have ever read. Read morePublished on October 13, 2009 by Thorstein Veblen
This book sets out what Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies does, but in a less original way. Read morePublished on August 26, 2008 by Seth J. Frantzman