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Empire Forestry and the Origins of Environmentalism

By: Gregory Allen Barton

Price: $53.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Cambridge University Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 029123

ISBN: 0521814170

Condition: New


What we now know of as environmentalism began with the establishment of the first empire forest in 1855 in British India, and during the second half of the nineteenth century, over ten per cent of the land surface of the earth became protected as a public trust. Sprawling forest reservations, many of them larger than modern nations, became revenue-producing forests that protected the whole ‘household of nature’, and Rudyard Kipling and Theodore Roosevelt were among those who celebrated a new class of government foresters as public heroes. Imperial foresters warned of impending catastrophe,... View more info