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All Things Harmless, Useful, and Ornamental – Environmental Transformation through Species Acclimatization, from Colonial Australia to the World - North Carolina Scholarship Online
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All Things Harmless, Useful, and Ornamental: Environmental Transformation through Species Acclimatization, from Colonial Australia to the World

Pete Minard

Abstract

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. Fa ... More

Keywords: organisms, colonization, movement, species acclimatization, acclimatization societies, network, environmental damage, Australian colony, Victoria

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781469651613
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651613.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pete Minard, author
La Trobe University