The Measure of Reality

Quantification in Western Europe, 1250-1600

Author: Alfred W. Crosby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521639903

Category: History

Page: 245

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Profiles the time in European history when people believed that time, space, and distance could be measured, given a number, broken into smaller pieces, and studied.
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Ecological Imperialism

Author: Alfred W. Crosby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107569877

Category: History

Page: 390

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A fascinating study of the important role of biology in European expansion, from 900 to 1900.
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America's Forgotten Pandemic

The Influenza of 1918

Author: Alfred W. Crosby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521541756

Category: History

Page: 337

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Tracing the influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 that claimed over 25 million lives worldwide.
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For Adam's Sake: A Family Saga in Colonial New England

Author: Allegra di Bonaventura

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0871403471

Category: History

Page: 496

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“Incomparably vivid . . . as enthralling a portrait of family life [in colonial New England] as we are likely to have.”—Wall Street Journal In the tradition of Laurel Thatcher Ulrich’s classic, A Midwife’s Tale, comes this groundbreaking narrative by one of America’s most promising colonial historians. Joshua Hempstead was a well-respected farmer and tradesman in New London, Connecticut. As his remarkable diary—kept from 1711 until 1758—reveals, he was also a slave owner who owned Adam Jackson for over thirty years. In this engrossing narrative of family life and the slave experience in the colonial North, Allegra di Bonaventura describes the complexity of this master/slave relationship and traces the intertwining stories of two families until the eve of the Revolution. Slavery is often left out of our collective memory of New England’s history, but it was hugely impactful on the central unit of colonial life: the family. In every corner, the lines between slavery and freedom were blurred as families across the social spectrum fought to survive. In this enlightening study, a new portrait of an era emerges.
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The Columbian Exchange

Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492

Author: Alfred W. Crosby

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275980733

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 283

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The classic work that revolutionized how we understand the environmental and cultural impact of the European conquest of the Americas.
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The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492, 30th Anniversary Edition

Author: Alfred W. Crosby Jr.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313095396

Category: History

Page: 320

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Thirty years ago, Alfred Crosby published a small work that illuminated a simple point, that the most important changes brought on by the voyages of Columbus were not social or political, but biological in nature. The book told the story of how 1492 sparked the movement of organisms, both large and small, in both directions across the Atlantic. This Columbian exchange, between the Old World and the New, changed the history of our planet drastically and forever. The book The Columbian Exchange changed the field of history drastically and forever as well. It has become one of the foundational works in the burgeoning field of environmental history, and it remains one of the canonical texts for the study of world history. This 30th anniversary edition of The Columbian Exchange includes a new preface from the author, reflecting on the book and its creation, and a new foreword by J. R. McNeill that demonstrates how Crosby established a brand new perspective for understanding ecological and social events. As the foreword indicates, The Columbian Exchange remains a vital book, a small work that contains within the inspiration for future examinations into what happens when two peoples, separated by time and space, finally meet.
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The Columbian Exchange

Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492

Author: Alfred W. Crosby

Publisher: Westport, Conn : Greenwood Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 268

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Epidemic and Peace, 1918

Author: Alfred W. Crosby

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 337

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Documents the effects of the deadly Spanish Influenza which swept along the United States' coasts during the last months of World War I.
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Children of the Sun

A History of Humanity's Unappeasable Appetite for Energy

Author: Alfred W. Crosby

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393059359

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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A spirited survey of humanity's historical and modern efforts to harness sun-based energy reveals how the human race's successes have hinged directly on effective uses of sun energy, cites rates in pollution and global warming as warning signs of fossil fuel limits, and makes optimistic predictions about future innovations. 13,000 first printing.
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