Green fantasies: photographic representations of biodiversity and ecotourism in the Western Pacific
Foale, Simon, and Macintyre, Martha (2005) Green fantasies: photographic representations of biodiversity and ecotourism in the Western Pacific. Journal of Political Ecology, 12 . pp. 1-22.
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[Extract] In his groundbreaking book European Vision and the South Pacific (1959:viii), Bernard Smith proposed that “…in the century preceding the publication of The Origin of Species (1859) the Pacific provided a challenging new experience for Europeans, one which placed unprecedented pressure upon biblical creation theory and provided a wealth of new evidence out of which was fashioned eventually the first scientifically credible theory of evolution”. The scientific observations, and especially the drawings and paintings undertaken by botanists, natural historians and artists who went on exploratory expeditions, generated debate, speculation and scientific theories that are now the basis for contemporary interest in the South Pacific environment – notably the observation, classification and conservation of its biodiversity.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||biodiversity; pacific; photography; environmentalism|
|FoR Codes:||05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 0%|
|Deposited On:||01 Jun 2007|
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