The Myth of Wild Africa: Conservation Without Illusion / Edition 1

The Myth of Wild Africa: Conservation Without Illusion / Edition 1

by Jonathan S. Adams, Thomas O. McShane
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520206711

ISBN-13: 9780520206717

Pub. Date: 01/06/1997

Publisher: University of California Press


Most people would feel a great loss if elephants, rhinos, or gorillas were to become extinct, but would we willingly move our families, change our means of earning a living, and disrupt our culture to prevent their extinction? People living in rural Africa are being asked to do just this by the world community. The Myth of Wild Africa explores a joint…  See more details below

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Most people would feel a great loss if elephants, rhinos, or gorillas were to become extinct, but would we willingly move our families, change our means of earning a living, and disrupt our culture to prevent their extinction? People living in rural Africa are being asked to do just this by the world community. The Myth of Wild Africa explores a joint African/Western approach to conservation with the goal of returning control to the African nations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520206717
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/06/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
266
Sales rank:
803,907
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ch. IA Myth is Born3
Ch. IIHunters25
Ch. IIISerengeti Shall Not Die?37
Ch. IVSave the Elephants!59
Ch. VThe Scientists Take Over85
Ch. VIConservation Pollution109
Ch. VIIMiles and Miles of Bloody Africa122
Ch. VIIIStriking a Balance139
Ch. IXLiving with Conservation160
Ch. XGorillas in Their Midst184
Ch. XIConservation without Myth207
Ch. XIIWho Says Africans Don't Care?227
Afterword249
Bibliography263
Index271

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