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    Invasion of the crocodiles

    Pooley, Simon (2014) Invasion of the crocodiles. In: Frawley, J. and McCalman, I. (eds.) Rethinking Invasion Ecologies from the Environmental Humanities. Routledge Environmental Humanities. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. ISBN 9780415716567.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Research from a humanist perspective has much to offer in interrogating the social and cultural ramifications of invasion ecologies. The impossibility of securing national boundaries against accidental transfer and the unpredictable climatic changes of our time have introduced new dimensions and hazards to this old issue. Written by a team of international scholars, this book allows us to rethink the impact on national, regional or local ecologies of the deliberate or accidental introduction of foreign species, plant and animal. Modern environmental approaches that treat nature with naïve realism or mobilize it as a moral absolute, unaware or unwilling to accept that it is informed by specific cultural and temporal values, are doomed to fail. Instead, this book shows that we need to understand the complex interactions of ecologies and societies in the past, present and future over the Anthropocene, in order to address problems of the global environmental crisis. It demonstrates how humanistic methods and disciplines can be used to bring fresh clarity and perspective on this long vexed aspect of environmental thought and practice.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2018 14:36
    Last Modified: 11 Sep 2018 14:37
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/23890

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