This volume is a significant contribution to the study of the social and cultural networks that informed the environmental order of the British Empire. It is an unusually well-edited anthology and an excellent and engaging read. What successfully brings the contributions together is a common methodological focus on the importance of networks in the field of environmental history. The volume is a result of a conference at the University of Waikato in New Zealand, and it has, as a result, a refreshingly non-Eurocentric focus with key contributions about historical events mainly in China, Sri Lanka, Australia, and New Zealand.

The anthology seeks to unveil now-forgotten pathways of conquest, trade, and power that mobilized the transfer of organisms and commodities...

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