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Crosby, Alfred W.

Overview
Works: 78 works in 412 publications in 7 languages and 13,101 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: GF50, 641.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alfred W Crosby
Ecological imperialism : the biological expansion of Europe, 900-1900 by Alfred W Crosby( Book )

110 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crosby argues that the expansion of European culture and genetic stock was a function of ecology and biology over time rather than a result of quick and painful conquests
America's forgotten pandemic : the influenza of 1918 by Alfred W Crosby( Book )

43 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 2,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between August 1918 and March 1919 the Spanish influenza spread worldwide, claiming at least 30 million lives, more people than perished in the fighting of the First World War. It proved fatal to at least a half-million Americans. Yet, the Spanish flu pandemic is largely forgotten today. In this vivid narrative, Alfred W. Crosby recounts the course of the pandemic during the panic-stricken months of 1918 and 1919, measures its impact on American society, and probes the curious loss of national memory of this cataclysmic event." "In this new edition, with a new preface discussing the recent outbreaks of diseases, including the Asian flu and SARS, America's Forgotten Pandemic remains both prescient and relevant."--Jacket
The Columbian exchange : biological and cultural consequences of 1492 by Alfred W Crosby( Book )

54 editions published between 1900 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 2,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty years ago, Alfred Crosby published a small work that stressed a simple point - that the most important changes brought on by the voyages of Columbus were not social or political, but biological in nature. This 30th anniversary edition includes a new preface from the author
The measure of reality : quantification and Western society, 1250-1600 by Alfred W Crosby( Book )

36 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Measure of Reality discusses the epochal shift from qualitative to quantitative perception in Western Europe during the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. This shift made modern science, technology, business practice, and bureaucracy possible. It affected not only the obvious - such as measurements of time and space and mathematical technique - but, equally and simultaneously, music and painting, thus proving that the shift was even more profound than once thought."--Jacket
Children of the sun : a history of humanity's unappeasable appetite for energy by Alfred W Crosby( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of humanity's historical and modern efforts to harness sun-based energy reveals how the human race's successes have hinged directly on effective uses of sun energy and cites rates in pollution and global warming as warning signs of fossil fuel limits
Germs, seeds & animals : studies in ecological history by Alfred W Crosby( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the first comprehensive introduction to contemporary Turkmenistan in English
America, Russia, hemp, and Napoleon: American trade with Russia and the Baltic, 1783-1812 by Alfred W Crosby( Book )

15 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throwing fire : a history of projectile technology by Alfred W Crosby( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gennemgang af våbenudviklingen fra tidligste tiders kasteskyts til dagens atombombe
Influenza in America, 1918-1976 : history, science, and politics by June E Osborn( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Columbian voyages, the Columbian exchange, and their historians by Alfred W Crosby( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Früchte des weissen Mannes : ökologischer Imperialismus 900-1900 by Alfred W Crosby( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in German and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La mesure de la réalité : la quantification dans la société occidentale (1250-1600) by Alfred W Crosby( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ge lun bu da jiao huan : 1492 nian yi hou de sheng wu ying xiang he wen hua chong ji by Alfred W Crosby( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in Chinese and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encountering the past in nature : essays in environmental history( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in Encountering the Past in Nature provide various approaches to the new discipline. Experts with diverse educational backgrounds tackle important issues in environmental history, ranging from the intellectual formation of environmental concepts to case studies of forest history and animal extinction. Most essays in the collection focus on the issue of wilderness and the various uses of forest resources. Encountering the Past in Nature also offers introductory essays on the historiography and methodology of this field of historical study."--Pub. desc
The voyages of Columbus : a turning point in world history by Alfred W Crosby( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The far-reaching and transforming interactions of the Old World and the New are known today as "the Columbian Exchange." Part 1 of this booklet is an introduction by John J. Patrick dealing with teaching about the voyages of Christopher Columbus. Part 2, "Columbus and Ecological Imperialism," by Alfred W. Crosby, provides an ecological perspective on the conditions and consequences of the Columbian exchange. It discusses how plants, pathogens, and animals moved from one hemisphere to the other and changed natural environments and cultures. The devastating effects of Old World microbes on New World peoples and the subsequent shifts in the genetic composition of populations in the Americas are described. Part 3, "Christopher Columbus: The Hero and the Historian," by Helen Nader points out that one key to understanding the Columbian voyages and their consequences is accurate information about Columbus and his deeds. This requires reliable documents, but in the past, the editions and translations of the pertinent documents have not been trustworthy. Nader uses her own translation of the "Book of Royal Privileges" to provide a reinterpretation of the history of Columbus and his accomplishments. Two abbreviated versions of these primary sources are presented in the appendix along with a chronology of events in the life of Columbus, the family tree of Columbus, and a map of the first voyage of Columbus. The document concludes with a 29-item bibliography. (Jb)
Modern methods of transport by Tony Yeadon( Book )

6 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hungry planet : what the world eats by Peter Menzel( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fotografisch portret van voedingsgewoonten gedurende een week van 30 families in 24 landen verspreid over alle continenten
La misura della realtà : nascita di un nuovo modello di pensiero in Occidente by Alfred W Crosby( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in Italian and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Danish revolution, 1500-1800 : an ecohistorical interpretation by Thorkild Kjaergaard( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En helhedstolkning af Danmarks historie i perioden mellem det gamle agrarsamfunds afslutning og det industrielle samfunds frembrud tematiseret omkring omlægningen af landbrug og energiforsyning som følge af 1700-tallets økologiske krise med en parallel beskrivelse af ændringerne i bl.a. sygdomsmønster, landskab, politik og social klassedeling
The Measure of Reality : Quantification in Western Europe, 1250-1600 by Alfred W Crosby( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1997 book discusses the shift to quantitative perception which made modern science, technology, business practice and bureaucracy possible
 
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Ecological imperialism : the biological expansion of Europe, 900-1900
Alternative Names
Alfred W. Crosby Amerikaans historicus

Alfred W. Crosby amerikansk forfatter og professor i geografi

Alfred W. Crosby historyk amerykański

Alfred W. Crosby storico statunitense

Alfred W. Crosby US-amerikanischer Historiker, der bis zu seiner Emeritierung 1999 an der University of Texas at Austin wirkte

Crosby, Alfred.

Crosby, Alfred W.

Crosby, Alfred W. 1931-

Crosby, Alfred W. (Alfred Worcester), 1931-

Crosby, Alfred Worcester

Crosby, Alfred Worcester 1931-

آلفرد دبلیو. کرازبی

크로스비, 알프레드 W

크로스비, 앨프리드 W

アルフレッド・クロスビー

クロスビー, アルフレッド・W

艾弗瑞·克羅斯比

Languages
English (284)

Spanish (21)

Italian (12)

Chinese (7)

German (4)

Japanese (3)

French (2)

Covers
America's forgotten pandemic : the influenza of 1918The Columbian exchange : biological and cultural consequences of 1492The measure of reality : quantification and Western society, 1250-1600Children of the sun : a history of humanity's unappeasable appetite for energyGerms, seeds & animals : studies in ecological historyThrowing fire : a history of projectile technologyEncountering the past in nature : essays in environmental historyHungry planet : what the world eats