Is Crosby Compelling? Book Review by Top Papers

Is Crosby Compelling?
A review of "Ecological Imperialism: The Bological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900" by Crosby.
# 135562 | 1,250 words | 5 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in History (European) , Biology (Ecology) , European Studies (General)


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The paper describes how in his book "Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900", Crosby (2006) argues that wind, weeds and pathogens were the decisive factors that shaped the history of the world. The paper discusses his belief that it was these three factors that enabled Europeans to spread all over the temperate zones of the earth, wiping out all competitors to gain and maintain mastery over these zones, thus giving rise to the geopolitical status quo we see today.

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"In his book "Ecological Imperialism: The biological expansion of Europe, 900-1900", Crosby (2006) argues that wind, weeds and pathogens were the decisive factors that shaped the history of the world. It was these three factors, he argues, that enabled Europeans to spread all over the temperate zones of the earth, wiping out all competitors to gain and maintain mastery over these zones, thus giving rise to the geopolitical..."

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