The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900–1900
ISBN10: 0521336139 ISBN13: 9780521336130 Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr Published: Dec 25 1987 Pages: 390 Edition: 1st Edition Language: English
People of European descent form the bulk of the population in most of the temperate zones of the world - North America, Australia and New Zealand. The military successes of European imperialism are easy to explain; in many cases they were a matter of firearms against spears. But as Alfred Crosby explains in his highly original and fascinating book, the Europeans' displacement and replacement of the native peoples in the temperate zones was more a matter of biology than of military conquest.