Offers a new interpretation of the history of colonial India and a critical contribution to the understanding of environmental history and the tropical world. Arnold considers the ways in which India�s material environment became increasingly subject to the colonial understanding of landscape and nature, and to the scientific scrutiny of itinerant naturalists.
AcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. Itinerant Empire2. In a Land of Death3. Romanticism and Improvement4. From the Orient to the Tropics5. Networks and Knowledges6. Botany and the Bounds of EmpireConclusionNotesBibliographyIndex