Alfred W. Crosby

Alfred W. Crosby Jr. (January 15, 1931 – March 14, 2018) was professor of History, Geography, and American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, and University of Helsinki. He was the author of books including ''The Columbian Exchange'' (1972) and ''Ecological Imperialism'' (1986). In these works, he provided biological and geographical explanations for the question why Europeans were able to succeed with relative ease in what he referred to as the "Neo-Europes" of Australasia, North America, and southern South America. ''America's Forgotten Pandemic'' (1976) is the first major critical history of the 1918 "Spanish" Flu. Provided by Wikipedia