Climates & Constitutions: Health, Race, Environment and British Imperialism in India, 1600-1850

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Oxford University Press, 1999 - History - 263 pages
The first major study of European attitudes towards India's climate and their bearing on imperial expansion, this book shows how growing fears about racial degeneration led to the abandonment of plans for white colonization. It also considers European strategies for coping with Indian climate and explains the emergence of modern concepts of race.

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Early Encounters c 16001750
Conquest and Colonization 17501830
Climate Topography and the Debate Over Colonization

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Mark Harrison is at Sheffield Hallam University. For many years Mark Harrison has been the chair of, and a writer for, a variety of UCLES exam papers including FCE, CAE, CPE, BEC and IELTS. He is also the author and co-author of a wide range of practice test books.

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