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Nature and the Orient: The Environmental History of South and Southeast Asia

Satpal Sangwan (Editor) Vinita Damodaran (Editor) Richard H. Grove (Editor)
Synopsis With its vast geographical, disciplinary and temporal spread, Nature and the Orient is one of the most ambitious books in a field which is rapidly growing in relevance and popularity for the specialist as well as the general public. Discussing diverse aspects of the environmental history of South and Southeast Asia, from a variety of perspectives, it brings together leading experts from the fields of history, history of science, archaeology, geography and environmental studies, and covers a timespan from 50,000 B.C. to the present. Spanning a geographical region from Peshawar on the North-West frontier to the Maluku Islands in eastern Indonesia, this book tells the story of the highly complex relationship between people and their environment.
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About the authors

Satpal Sangwan

Satpal Sangwan is a science historian at the National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies, New Delhi. His research interests include social history of colonial scientific discourse and the environmental consequences of colonial intervention in India. Dr Sangwan has been Visiting Fellow to a number of academia in Europe including Royal Society, London, the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Copenhagen and the Maison des Sciences de L 'Homme, Paris. He is author of a book : Science, Technology and Colonisation, co-edited 'Nature and the Orient : The Environmental History of South and Southeast Asia (Oxford University Press 1998) and 'Uncertain Terrain : Essays on Science Popularization in Pre-Independence India'.

Vinita Damodaran

Vinita Damodaran is Senior Lecturer at the University of Sussex. 

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Bibliographic information

Title Nature and the Orient: The Environmental History of South and Southeast Asia
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1998
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 0195638964
length xx+1036p., Maps; 23cm.