Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology

Climate, Science, and Colonization

Histories from Australia and New Zealand

Authors: O'Gorman, Emily, Henry, Matthew

Editors: Beattie, J. (Ed.)

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Offering new historical understandings of human responses to climate and climate change, this cutting-edge volume explores the dynamic relationship between settlement, climate, and colonization, covering everything from the physical impact of climate on agriculture and land development to the development of "folk" and government meteorologies.

About the authors

Andrew Lorrey, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New Zealand Helen C. Bostock, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New Zealand Kirsty Douglad, Australian Academy of Science, Australia Claire Fenby, University of Melbourne, Australia Joëlle Gergis, University of Melbourne, Australia Don Garden, University of Melbourne, Australia Peter Holland, University of Otago, New Zealand Stephen Legg, Monash University, Australia James Beattie, University of Waikato, New Zealand Ruth Morgan, The University of Western Australia Emily O'Gorman, University of Wollongong, Australia Christian O'Brien, Australian National University Matthew Henry, Massey University, New Zealand Meg Parsons, University of Auckland, New Zealand Jim Williams, University of Otago, New Zealand

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Beattie, James (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Australasia: An Overview of Modern Climate and Paleoclimate during the Last Glacial Maximum

    Lorrey, Andrew M. (et al.)

    Pages 19-42

  • “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

    Fenby, Claire (et al.)

    Pages 43-59

  • Extreme Weather and ENSO: Their Social and Cultural Ramifications in New Zealand and Australia in the 1890s

    Garden, Don

    Pages 61-80

  • Pioneer Settlers Recognizing and Responding to the Climatic Challenges of Southern New Zealand

    Holland, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 81-96

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate, Science, and Colonization
Book Subtitle
Histories from Australia and New Zealand
Authors
Editors
  • J. Beattie
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-33393-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137333933
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-33392-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46245-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 280
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