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American Tropics: The Caribbean Roots of Biodiversity Science

Megan Raby

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635606
eISBN:
9781469635613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635606.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Biodiversity has been a key concept in international conservation since the 1980s, yet historians have paid little attention to its origins. Uncovering its roots in tropical fieldwork and the ... More


the Latin American Turn Nature protection in the Western Hemisphere

in Nature's Ghosts: Confronting Extinction from the Age of Jefferson to the Age of Ecology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226038148
eISBN:
9780226038155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226038155.003.0007
Subject:
History, Environmental History

In 1920, the ornithologist Alexander Wetmore left Washington, D.C., for an extended ornithological reconnaissance of Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. His trip came after the U.S. Senate had ... More


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