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Environment And Empire (Oxford History Of The British Empire Companion) (Oxford History of the British Empire Companion Series) Paperback – 15 Jun 2009


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...compelling...the book is written clearly and with a lively prose...If you are a British imperial historian , or someone who works in an area of the former British Empire, you need to read this book. Few books are as clearly written, have as broad of a scope, or are as successful at imparting the views of past scholars while also articulating the authors' own version of history. Most importantly, perhaps, not only will you learn from this book, you will also enjoy it. (Brett Bennett British Scholar)

This is an impressive book both for its sweep across continents and themes, and equally so for its lucid and flowing prose. The authors have woven together a complex tapestry of the currents that linked ecological change to the fortunes of the British Empire. It also brings the story up to the present and will be indispensable for historians, ecologists, and lay persons alike. (Mahesh Rangarajan, Professor in Modern Indian History, University of Delhi)

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William Beinart is a professor of race relations and director of graduate studies at the African Studies Centre, St Antony's College, Oxford University, England.

Lotte Hughes is a freelance journalist and historian, with a particular interest in the Maasai of east Africa and oral history. She has written about development and human rights issues for newspapers and NGOs and won the John Morgan Writing Award.


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