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Guano and the Pacific world

Gregory T. Cushman

Guano and the Pacific world

a global and ecological history of a natural resource

by Gregory T. Cushman

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Commerce,
  • Environmental conditions,
  • Guano industry,
  • Human ecology,
  • Guano,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementGregory T. Cushman
    SeriesStudies in environment and history
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsS649 .C85 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25339460M
    ISBN 109781107004139
    LC Control Number2012010866

    This remarkable book covers tremendous ground. Drawing on archival research in three languages over four continents and an enviable command of both the history We use cookies to enhance your experience on our continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.   Gregory T. Cushman's Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World moves skillfully from the largest scale of global history to smaller spatial scales, including the transnational, oceanic, regional, and local. And then Cushman moves in even closer to the scale of bird excrement, all the while keeping his attention on the connections between those valuable droppings and more common human and Author: David Igler.

    Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World: A Global Ecological History Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World: A Global Ecological History. By Cushman, Gregory T.. Studies in Environment and History and remote islands of the Pacific. One of his chief aims is to redefine the Pacific world as a realm in which Latin America played a Author: Kristin Wintersteen. GUANO AND THE EXPLOSION OF PACIFIC WORLDS Douglas C. Sackman Gregory T. Cushman. Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World: A Global Ecological History. New York: Cambridge University Press, xxii + pp. Figures, maps, footnotes, bibliography, and index. $ In his far-reaching, original, and hard-hitting book, Gregory T. Cushman takes.

      Read "Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World A Global Ecological History" by Gregory T. Cushman available from Rakuten Kobo. For centuries, bird guano has played a pivotal role in the agricultural and economic development of Latin America, East Brand: Cambridge University Press. Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World: A Global Ecological History, Gregory T. Cushman. Cambridge University Press, New York (), xxii + pages, US$99 hardcover.


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Cushman shows compellingly how an unlikely commodity - guano - helped create the modern Pacific world and usher in the by: Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World: A Global Ecological History (Studies in Environment and History) - Kindle edition by Cushman, Gregory T.

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Cushman, Gregory T. Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World: A Global Ecological History. Cambridge University Press, Topic: Gregory Cushman observes the importance of guano to the development of modern Peru, its complicated bird conservation ordinances, and the global economic market in Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World/5.

Throughout this book, Cushman makes a persuasive argument that the Pacific World played an important role in the development of global industrial-capitalism.

Building on Alfred Crosby’s Ecological Imperialism, Cushman argues that productive neo-European agricultural systems could not have been maintained without the guano and phosphates.

Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World makes a vital contribution to Peruvian historiography, Pacific world studies, and the history of conservation." Hispanic American Historical Review "Diligently pursuing research in archives, and reading aggressively across disciplines, Cushman has delivered a majestic overview of not just a coastal Brand: Cambridge University Press.

This is not the first book about guano, nor is it the first commodity study that connects the world around it. This book, however, may be the first book that is both a detailed and intricate history of the Pacific basin (mostly weighed to the Peruvian/Latin America side of it) and a fascinating history of the development of an environmental.

Guano (via Spanish from Quechua: wanu) is the accumulated excrement of seabirds and a manure, guano is a highly effective fertilizer due to its exceptionally high content of nitrogen, phosphate and potassium: key nutrients essential for plant was also, to a lesser extent, sought for the production of gunpowder and other explosive materials.

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Don Garden, University of Melbourne 'Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World is a bold and original contribution to global environmental history.

Cushman shows compellingly how an unlikely commodity - guano - helped create the modern Pacific world and usher in the Anthropocene/5(4). As Gregory T. Cushman wrote in Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World, thus began “the world’s guano age.” The chemists immediately recognized that they were dealing with powerful : Cara Giaimo.

As their populations ballooned during the Industrial Revolution, North American and European powers came to depend on this unique resource as well, helping them meet their ever-increasing farming needs. This book explores how the production and commodification of guano has shaped the modern Pacific Basin and the world's relationship to the region.

[BOOK REVIEW] Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World: A Global Ecological History by Gregory Cushman. Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World makes a vital contribution to Peruvian historiography, Pacific world studies, and the history of conservation." Hispanic American Historical Review "Diligently pursuing research in archives, and reading aggressively across disciplines, Cushman has delivered a majestic overview of not just a coastal /5(45).

The five Pacific Remote Island Areas were claimed soon after the Guano Islands Act was signed, and the islands were mined for guano until the end of the century.

The atolls, it. Get this from a library. Guano and the opening of the Pacific world: a global ecological history. [Gregory T Cushman] -- "For centuries, bird guano has played a pivotal role in the agricultural and economic development of Latin America, East Asia, and Oceania.

As. WBO Student Loading. Gregory Cushman, associate professor of international environmental history at the University of Kansas, followed the droppings of sea birds in his book Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World.

Book Review: Cushman, Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World: A Global Ecological History, by J. Donald HughesAuthor: J. Donald Hughes.

Guano is harvested on various islands in the Pacific Ocean (for example, the Chincha Islands) and in other oceans (for example, Juan de Nova Island and Christmas Island). These islands have been home to mass seabird colonies for many centuries, and the guano has collected to a depth of many meters.

This book explores how the production and commodification of guano has shaped the modern Pacific Basin and the world's relationship to the region. Marrying traditional methods of historical analysis with a broad interdisciplinary approach, Gregory T. Cushman casts this once little-known commodity as an engine of Western industrialization.the Pacific Ocean into global history – to the opening of the Pacific World.

I made these discoveries because I had the fortitude (or foolhardiness) to follow guano birds, their poop, and the people who cared about them around the world, no matter where they went.

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