Climate and empire in the nineteenth century

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Abstract

This chapter examines key areas of historical research on climate and climatology during the nineteenth century in the context of empire and colonialism. This research ranges from the reconstruction of past climates and their impacts to the study of medical climatology, understandings of climate change and climate modification, the practice of colonial climatology, and the emergence of a ‘global’ climate. Although scholars have tended to examine these topics separately, common themes emerge when they are brought together; these themes include climate and environmental determinism, scientific cultures and practices, geographies of knowledge and risk, the application of science to economic development, and ideas of spatial and temporal scale.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of Climate History
EditorsSam White, Christian Pfister, Franz Mauelshagen
Place of PublicationLondon UK
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Chapter37
Pages589-603
Number of pages15
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781137430205
ISBN (Print)9781137430199
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • climate history
  • Environmental history

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Morgan, R. A. (2018). Climate and empire in the nineteenth century. In S. White, C. Pfister, & F. Mauelshagen (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Climate History (1st ed., pp. 589-603). London UK: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-43020-5_37
Morgan, Ruth A. / Climate and empire in the nineteenth century. The Palgrave Handbook of Climate History. editor / Sam White ; Christian Pfister ; Franz Mauelshagen. 1st. ed. London UK : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. pp. 589-603
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Morgan RA. Climate and empire in the nineteenth century. In White S, Pfister C, Mauelshagen F, editors, The Palgrave Handbook of Climate History. 1st ed. London UK: Palgrave Macmillan. 2018. p. 589-603 https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-43020-5_37