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Climate, Science, and Colonization

Histories from Australia and New Zealand

  • James Beattie
  • Emily O’Gorman
  • Matthew Henry

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction

    1. James Beattie, Emily O’Gorman, Matthew Henry
      Pages 1-16
  3. Frames, Events, and Responses

  4. Debating Human Effects

  5. Climate Understandings

  6. Epilogue: Future Research Directions

    1. Emily O’Gorman, James Beattie, Matthew Henry
      Pages 251-253
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 255-280

About this book


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.


Australia climate geopolitics history meteorology

Editors and affiliations

  • James Beattie
  • Emily O’Gorman
    • 1
  • Matthew Henry
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Environment and GeographyMacquarie UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.Massey University’s Resource and Environmental Planning Programme basedPalmerston NorthNew Zealand

About the editors

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

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