Pacific Forest: A History of Resource Control and Contest in Solomon Islands, c. 1800-1997

Pacific Forest: A History of Resource Control and Contest in Solomon Islands, c. 1800-1997

by Judith Bennett
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004119604

ISBN-13: 9789004119604

Pub. Date: 11/10/2000

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

Pacific Forest explores the use of the forest of the Solomon Islands from the pre-historic period up to the end of 1997, when much of the indigenous commercial forest had been logged. It is the first study of the history of the forest in any Pacific Island; the first analysis of the indigenous and British colonial perceptions of the Melanesian forest; and

Overview

Pacific Forest explores the use of the forest of the Solomon Islands from the pre-historic period up to the end of 1997, when much of the indigenous commercial forest had been logged. It is the first study of the history of the forest in any Pacific Island; the first analysis of the indigenous and British colonial perceptions of the Melanesian forest; and the first critical analysis for this region, not only of colonial forest policies but of later policies and practices which made the governments of independence exploiters of their own people.
Pacific Forest addresses a range of evidence drawn from several disciplines, and is a major contribution to environmental history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004119604
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/10/2000
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.82(w) x 9.68(h) x 1.28(d)

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