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Birds of Empire, Birds of Nation

A History of Science, Economy, and Conservationin United States-Colombia Relations

Camilo Quintero Toro
Ciencias Sociales
Historia

Birds of Empire, Birds of Nation reveals the history behind the trade of Colombian birds as a means of comprehending the scientific, economic, and environmental relations between the United States and Colombia from the 1880s to the 1960s. Through the study of the feather trade, scientific expeditions, scientific communities, and nature conservation the author brings to light how international relations and national agendas shaped the study and perception of nature in both countries during those years.

Detalles de la publicación

ISBN impreso 9789586957953
ISBN electrónico 9789586957960
Codigo DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.7440/2012.56
Año de publicación 2012
Mes de Publicación Octubre
Edición Primera
Formato Rústica
Número de páginas 187
Tamaño 17 × 24
Precio 43300
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Birds of Empire, Birds of Nation reveals the history behind the trade of Colombian birds as a means of comprehending the scientific, economic, and environmental relations between the United States and Colombia from the 1880s to the 1960s. Through the study of the feather trade, scientific expeditions, scientific communities, and nature conservation the author brings to light how international relations and national agendas shaped the study and perception of nature in both countries during those years.

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Camilo Quintero Toro

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in History at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. He holds a doctorate in History of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was the director of the journal Historia Crítica from 2010 to 2011. His research focuses on the place of science and environment in United States-Latin American relations. He is the author of several articles, including “Trading in Birds: Imperial Power, National Pride, and the role of Nature in U.S.- Colombian Relations” (Isis 2011) and “Astrapoterios y dientes de sable: relaciones de poder en el estudio paleontológico de los mamíferos suramericanos” (Historia Crítica 2009).

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