A History Of Natural Resources In Asia

A History Of Natural Resources In Asia

by Greg Bankoff, Peter Boomgaard
     
 

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Much has been written about the wealth of nations, the history of unequal distribution of wealth, and the creation of zones of affluence and deprivation, both within and between societies. This book sets out to explore why some Asian nations are more prosperous than others through an examination of how their interaction with and utilization of resources has changed

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Much has been written about the wealth of nations, the history of unequal distribution of wealth, and the creation of zones of affluence and deprivation, both within and between societies. This book sets out to explore why some Asian nations are more prosperous than others through an examination of how their interaction with and utilization of resources has changed over the centuries.

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"The stimulating essays in this volume mesh well to give a firm sense of a crucial subject for south, southeast, and East Asian history: the role of nature and natural resources. The authors reach back several centuries to provide perspectives that illuminate both the history of monsoon Asia and the dilemmas of resource management today."
--J.R. McNeill, Cinco Hermanos Chair of Environmental and International Affairs Georgetown University
 

"This is a pioneering, exceptionally welcome inquiry into a critical topic, namely, the complex relation between social development and natural resources in Asia during the last thousand years. Although the book focuses on Southeast Asia, its wide theoretical interests and the inclusion of first-rate essays on India, China, and Japan give it a very wide appeal."
--Victor Lieberman, University of Michigan
 
"Highly recommended." —CHOICE

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403977366
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
08/01/2007
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

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