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Remaking the world in our own image: vulnerability, resilience and adaptation as historical discourses (2018)
Journal Article
Bankoff, G. (2018). Remaking the world in our own image: vulnerability, resilience and adaptation as historical discourses. Disasters, 43(2), 221-239. https://doi.org/10.1111/disa.12312

A warming climate and less predictable weather patterns, as well as an expanding urban infrastructure susceptible to geophysical hazards, make the world an increasingly dangerous place, even for those living in high‐income countries. It is an opportu... Read More about Remaking the world in our own image: vulnerability, resilience and adaptation as historical discourses.

Malaria, water management, and identity in the English lowlands (2018)
Journal Article
Bankoff, G. (2018). Malaria, water management, and identity in the English lowlands. Environmental History, 23(3), 470-494. https://doi.org/10.1093/envhis/emx137

Much of the eastern seaboard of England lying between East Yorkshire and the Pevensey Levels in Kent constitutes an English Lowlands, a distinctive region characterized by large areas of marsh and fen, and a subculture borne out of the vicissitudes a... Read More about Malaria, water management, and identity in the English lowlands.

Aeolian empires: the influence of winds and currents on European maritime expansion in the days of sail (2017)
Journal Article
Bankoff, G. (2017). Aeolian empires: the influence of winds and currents on European maritime expansion in the days of sail. Environment and History, 23(2), 163-196 . https://doi.org/10.3197/096734017X14900292921734

Historiography has paid insufficient attention to the influence of winds and currents. The rise of Western European states to global dominance and world empires from the sixteenth century is usually characterised as maritime but should more fittingly... Read More about Aeolian empires: the influence of winds and currents on European maritime expansion in the days of sail.

Breaking new ground? Gifford Pinchot and the birth of 'Empire forestry' in the Philippines, 1900-1905 (2009)
Journal Article
Bankoff, G. (2009). Breaking new ground? Gifford Pinchot and the birth of 'Empire forestry' in the Philippines, 1900-1905. Environment and History, 15(3), (369-393). doi:10.3197/096734009X12474738236078. ISSN 0967-3407

Professional forest management in the Philippines is largely attributed to the ideas and endeavours of American foresters such as Gifford Pinchot, George Ahern and Henry Graves who were instrumental in establishing the Insular Bureau of Forestry in 1... Read More about Breaking new ground? Gifford Pinchot and the birth of 'Empire forestry' in the Philippines, 1900-1905.