To see accurate pricing, please choose your delivery country.
United States
All Shops

British Wildlife

8 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published eight times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £33 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £26 per year
Academic & Professional Books  History & Other Humanities  Environmental History

Climate and Catastrophe in Cuba and the Atlantic World in the Age of Revolution

Out of Print
By: Sherry Johnson(Author)
304 pages, illustrations, maps
Climate and Catastrophe in Cuba and the Atlantic World in the Age of Revolution
Click to have a closer look
  • Climate and Catastrophe in Cuba and the Atlantic World in the Age of Revolution ISBN: 9780807834930 Hardback Nov 2011 Out of Print #212566
About this book Biography Related titles

About this book

From 1750 to 1800, a critical period that saw the American Revolution, French Revolution, and Haitian Revolution, the Atlantic world experienced a series of environmental crises, including more frequent and severe hurricanes and extended drought. Drawing on historical climatology, environmental history, and Cuban and American colonial history, Sherry Johnson innovatively integrates the region's experience with extreme weather events and patterns into the history of the Spanish Caribbean and the Atlantic world.

By superimposing this history of natural disasters over the conventional timeline of sociopolitical and economic events in Caribbean colonial history, Johnson presents an alternative analysis in which some of the signal events of the Age of Revolution are seen as consequences of ecological crisis and of the resulting measures for disaster relief. For example, Johnson finds that the general adoption in 1778 of free trade in the Americas was catalyzed by recognition of the harsh realities of food scarcity and the needs of local colonists reeling from a series of natural disasters. Weather-induced environmental crises and slow responses from imperial authorities, Johnson argues, played an inextricable and, until now, largely unacknowledged role in the rise of revolutionary sentiments in the eighteenth-century Caribbean.

Customer Reviews


Sherry Johnson is professor of history at Florida International University.

Out of Print
By: Sherry Johnson(Author)
304 pages, illustrations, maps
Media reviews

"A provocative argument. Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above."

"Sherry Johnson provides a novel, sophisticated, and powerfully persuasive argument that many of the significant political changes in the Atlantic world during the Age of Revolution cannot be fully understood without reference to the environmental history. This highly original book is elegantly written and full of excellent and prodigious research."
– Franklin W. Knight, The Johns Hopkins University

"With up-to-date, thorough scholarship and a fully original argument, Sherry Johnson offers a major intervention on questions of trade policy of the Spanish Caribbean Empire. No one has ever introduced notions of environmental crisis into these discussions of the Spanish colonial period. Ever."
– J. R. McNeill, author of Mosquito Empires: Ecology and War in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914

"This book is exemplary of the best in interdisciplinary scholarship and an important contribution to the field of natural-disaster history."
Journal of Interdisciplinary History

"Novel and original [...] Johnson does an excellent job of weaving together individual actions, policy decisions, and the challenges of catastrophic climatic conditions."
The Americas

"Contributes greatly to our understanding of Cuba and the often surprising and always significant impact of hurricanes and storms in the eighteenth century and beyond."
Journal of Latin American Studies

Current promotions
New and Forthcoming BooksNHBS Moth TrapBritish Wildlife MagazineBuyers Guides