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First Impressions : Diarists, Scientists, Imperialists and the Management of the Environment in the American Pacific, 1899-1902 (2009)
Journal Article
Bankoff, G. (2009). First Impressions : Diarists, Scientists, Imperialists and the Management of the Environment in the American Pacific, 1899-1902. Journal of Pacific History, 44(3), 261-280. https://doi.org/10.1080/00223340903356849

They say first impressions always matter. Americans acquired an empire of tropical islands in the Pacific about which they knew little and cared even less. Yet they set to almost immediately to understand and harness these new environments for their... Read More about First Impressions : Diarists, Scientists, Imperialists and the Management of the Environment in the American Pacific, 1899-1902.

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.

The politics of risk in the Philippines: Comparing state and NGO perceptions of disaster management (2009)
Journal Article
Bankoff, G., & Hilhorst, D. (2009). The politics of risk in the Philippines: Comparing state and NGO perceptions of disaster management. Disasters, 33(4), 686-704. doi:10.1111/j.1467-7717.2009.01104.x

It is now generally appreciated that what constitutes vulnerability to one person is not necessarily perceived as such by the next. Different actors ‘see’ disasters as different types of events and as a result they prepare for, manage and record them... Read More about The politics of risk in the Philippines: Comparing state and NGO perceptions of disaster management.

Natural Hazards (2009)
Book Chapter
Bankoff, G. (2009). Natural Hazards. The Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History, 753 - 756. Palgrave-Macmillan

A Month in the Life of Jose Salud, Forester in the Spanish Phillipines, July 1882 (2009)
Journal Article
Bankoff, G. (2009). A Month in the Life of Jose Salud, Forester in the Spanish Phillipines, July 1882. Global environment : a journal of transdisciplinary history, 2(3), 8-47. https://doi.org/10.3197/ge.2009.020302

The discovery of a monthly work schedule for José Salud, a district forester on the island of Panay, provides us with an unique insight into the operations and workings of the Inspección general de Montes, the Spanish colonial forestry service in the... Read More about A Month in the Life of Jose Salud, Forester in the Spanish Phillipines, July 1882.