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Alfred W. Crosby

AKA Alfred Worcester Crosby, Jr.

Born: 15-Jan-1931
Birthplace: Boston, MA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Columbian Exchange

Military service: US Army (1952-55)

Wife: (one son)
Wife: Barbara Stevens (m. 1964, one daughter)
Wife: Frances Karttunen (linguist/historian, m. 1983)

    University: BA, Harvard University (1952)
    University: MA, Harvard University (1956)
    University: PhD, Boston University (1961)
    Teacher: Albion College (1960-61)
    Teacher: Ohio State University (1961-65)
    Teacher: San Fernando Valley State College (1965-66)
    Teacher: Washington State University (1966-77)
    Professor: History, Geography, and American Studies, University of Texas at Austin (1977-99)

    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    American Philosophical Society

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Author of books:
America, Russia, Hemp, and Napoleon: American Trade with Russia and the Baltic, 1783-1812 (1965, economics)
The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492 (1972, history)
Epidemic and Peace, 1918 (1976, history)
Germs, Seeds & Animals: Studies in Ecological History (1994, history)
The Measure of Reality: Quantification in Western Europe, 12501600 (1996, history of science)
Throwing Fire: Projectile Technology Through History (2002, technology)
Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900 (2004, history)
Children of the Sun: A History of Humanity's Unappeasable Appetite for Energy (2006, history)

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