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All things harmless, useful, and ornamental : environmental transformation through species acclimatization, from colonial Australia to the world / Pete Minard.

Author/Creator:
Minard, Peter Maxwell, author.
Publication:
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2019]
Series:
Flows, migrations, and exchanges
Flows, migrations, and exchanges
Format/Description:
Book
ix, 196 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Introduced organisms -- Australia.
Animal introduction -- Australia.
Plant introduction -- Australia.
Acclimatization -- Australia.
Adaptation (Biology) -- Australia.
Acclimatization.
Adaptation (Biology).
Animal introduction.
Introduced organisms.
Plant introduction.
Australia.
Summary:
"Species acclimatization -- the organized introduction of organisms to a new region -- is much maligned in the present day. However, colonization depended on moving people, plants and animals from place to place, and in centuries past, scientists, landowners and philanthropists formed acclimatization societies to study local species and conditions, form networks of supporters and exchange supposedly useful local and exotic organisms across the globe. Pete Minard tells the story of this movement, arguing that the colonies, not the imperial centers, led the movement for species acclimatization"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Edward Wilson: acclimatization gets organized
Local acclimatization theories
Colonial creations
Regulating and understanding victorian fisheries
Aquaculture
Hunting Victoria
The decline of terrestrial acclimatization
The transformation of fish acclimatization.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 150-192) and index.
ISBN:
9781469651606
1469651602
9781469651613
1469651610
9781469651620
OCLC:
1085576661
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