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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-46245-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-33393-3
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