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The Columbian Voyages: The Columbian Exchange, and Their Historians

Alfred W. Crosby - History - 1987 - 29 pages
The 500th anniversary of the Columbian discovery of America is upon us, and with it the obligation to assess existing interpretations of the significance of the voyage and ...
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Throwing Fire: Projectile Technology Through History

Alfred W. Crosby - History - 2002 - 206 pages
Historian Alfred W. Crosby looks at hard, accurate throwing and the manipulation of fire as unique human capabilities. Humans began throwing rocks in prehistory and then ...
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Germs, Seeds & Animals: Studies in Ecological History

Alfred W. Crosby - History - 1993
Although humanity's chroniclers have chiefly concerned themselves with politics, wars, and religion, humanity's primary concerns have always been biological matters pertaining ...
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Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 9001900

Alfred W. Crosby - History - 2004
People of European descent form the bulk of the population in most of the temperate zones of the world - North America, Australia and New Zealand. The military successes of ...
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America's Forgotten Pandemic: The Influenza of 1918

Alfred W. Crosby - History - 2003
Between August 1918 and March 1919 the Spanish influenza spread worldwide, claiming over 25 million lives - more people than perished in the fighting of the First World War. It ...
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The Measure of Reality: Quantification in Western Europe, 12501600

Alfred W. Crosby - History - 1996 - 262 pages
Western Europeans were among the first, if not the first, to invent mechanical clocks, geometrically precise maps, double-entry bookkeeping, precise algebraic and musical ...
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Biological Consequences of the European Expansion, 1450-1800

Kenneth F. Kiple, Stephen V. Beck - Medical - 1997 - 376 pages
'Wherever the European has trod, death seems to pursue the aboriginal.' So wrote Charles Darwin in 1836. Though there has been considerable discussion concerning their precise ...
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A Pest in the Land: New World Epidemics in a Global Perspective

Suzanne Austin Alchon - History - 2003 - 214 pages
This study of disease among the native peoples of the New World before and after 1492 challenges many widely held notions about encounters between European and native peoples ...
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Born to Die: Disease and New World Conquest, 1492-1650

Noble David Cook - History - 1998 - 248 pages
Cook explains that the conquest of the New World was achieved by a handful of Europeans - not by the sword, but by deadly disease.
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Secret Judgments of God: Old World Disease in Colonial Spanish America

Noble David Cook, William George Lovell - History - 2001 - 285 pages
In the wake of European expansion, disease outbreaks in the New World caused the greatest loss of life known to history. Post-contact Native American inhabitants succumbed in ...
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