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Beattie, James

Climate, Science, and Colonization

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Table of contents

1. Introduction
James Beattie, Emily O’Gorman, Matthew Henry

Part I. Frames, Events, and Responses

2. Australasia: An Overview of Modern Climate and Paleoclimate during the Last Glacial Maximum
Andrew M. Lorrey, Helen C. Bostock

3. “The usual weather in New South Wales is uncommonly bright and clear … equal to the finest summer day in England”: Flood and Drought in New South Wales, 1788–1815
Claire Fenby, Don Garden, Joëlle Gergis

4. Extreme Weather and ENSO: Their Social and Cultural Ramifications in New Zealand and Australia in the 1890s
Don Garden

5. Pioneer Settlers Recognizing and Responding to the Climatic Challenges of Southern New Zealand
Peter Holland, Jim Williams

Part II. Debating Human Effects

6. “For the sake of a little grass”: A Comparative History of Settler Science and Environmental Limits in South Australia and the Great Plains
Kirsty Douglas

7. Debating the Climatological Role of Forests in Australia, 1827–1949: A Survey of the Popular Press
Stephen Legg

8. Science, Religion, and Drought: Rainmaking Experiments and Prayers in North Otago, 1889–1911
James Beattie

Part III. Climate Understandings

9. Farming on the Fringe: Agriculture and Climate Variability in the Western Australian Wheat Belt, 1890s to 1980s
Ruth A. Morgan

10. “Soothsaying” or “Science?”: H. C. Russell, Meteorology, and Environmental Knowledge of Rivers in Colonial Australia
Emily O’Gorman

11. Imported Understandings: Calendars, Weather, and Climate in Tropical Australia, 1870s–1940s
Chris O’Brien

12. Destabilizing Narratives of the “Triumph of the White Man over the Tropics”: Scientific Knowledge and the Management of Race in Queensland, 1900–1940
Meg Parsons

13. Australasian Airspace: Meteorology, and the Practical Geopolitics of Australasian Airspace, 1935–1940
Matthew Henry

14. Epilogue: Future Research Directions
Emily O’Gorman, James Beattie, Matthew Henry

Keywords: History, Social History, Geography, general, History of Science, Environmental Geography, Asian History, History of Southeast Asia

Editor
 
 
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2014
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology
Page amount
302 pages
Category
History
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781137333933
Printed ISBN
978-1-349-46245-2

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