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Islands of Rainforest

£29.99

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An original and thought-provoking analysis of modern initiatives in the tropical rain forest. While issues such as logging, eco-timber, eco-tourism have been widely analyzed from an outsiderAEs perspective, this book considers them from the local peopleAEs viewpoint, in terms of a long history of the rainforest uses. The authors demonstrate that the relationship of indigenous people to the tropical forest is not essentially timeless, nor is it primarily spiritual or mystical. It is in fact firmly connected to modern realities, while still being rooted in historical beliefs and practices. Standing at the intersection of anthropology, historical geography and rainforest ecology, and also at the interface of the local and the global, this ethnographically grounded study dispels a number of commonly held assumptions. It reveals how processes of aeimpactAE are actually two-way interactions, as local communities in Melanesia incorporate industries like logging into rapidly evolving post-colonial society and economy.

Ashgate hardback with no DJ. In "as new" condition apart from dedication by authors on title page.

Very authoritative book

Item details

Added value:
Signed first edition
Author(s):
Hviding E and Bayliss-Smith T
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
22 x 15.5 cm approx
Edition:
2000
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0754612333
ISBN-13:
9780754612339
Number of pages:
371
Publisher:
Ashgate
Title:
Islands of Rainforest

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An original and thought-provoking analysis of modern initiatives in the tropical rain forest. While issues such as logging, eco-timber, eco-tourism have been widely analyzed from an outsiderAEs perspective, this book considers them from the local peopleAEs viewpoint, in terms of a long history of the rainforest uses. The authors demonstrate that the relationship of indigenous people to the tropical forest is not essentially timeless, nor is it primarily spiritual or mystical. It is in fact firmly connected to modern realities, while still being rooted in historical beliefs and practices. Standing at the intersection of anthropology, historical geography and rainforest ecology, and also at the interface of the local and the global, this ethnographically grounded study dispels a number of commonly held assumptions. It reveals how processes of aeimpactAE are actually two-way interactions, as local communities in Melanesia incorporate industries like logging into rapidly evolving post-colonial society and economy.

Ashgate hardback with no DJ. In "as new" condition apart from dedication by authors on title page.

Very authoritative book

Added value:
Signed first edition
Author(s):
Hviding E and Bayliss-Smith T
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
22 x 15.5 cm approx
Edition:
2000
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0754612333
ISBN-13:
9780754612339
Number of pages:
371
Publisher:
Ashgate
Title:
Islands of Rainforest

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