Ecological Destruction, Health, and Development: Advancing Asian Paradigms

Ecological Destruction, Health, and Development: Advancing Asian Paradigms


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ISBN-13: 9781920901011
Publisher: Trans Pacific Press
Publication date: 04/01/2004
Series: Kyoto Area Studies on Asia Series , #8
Pages: 638
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributorsxvii
Part 1Ecological Destruction caused by Modern Technologies
Introduction to Part One27
1The Ecological Destruction of Coastal Peat Wetlands in Insular Southeast Asia31
2Ecological Issues of The Mega-Rice Project in Indonesia: A Case Study of Swampland Development in Central Kalimantan73
3From Colonization to Transmigration: Changing Policies in Population Resettlement89
4A National Project That Failed: A Tale of Population Resettlement Policy in Indonesia109
5The Twenty-Five Year Pursuit of Herbicide Damage of the Vietnam War: Tracing the Changes in the Environment and Human Health141
6The Fate of 2,3,7,8-TCDD Herbicides and Defoliants Used During the Vietnam War165
7The Severe Impact of Herbicides on Mangroves in the Vietnam War and the Ecological Effects of Reforestation177
8Wartime Herbicides in the Mekong Delta and their Implications for Post-War Wetland Conservation199
9Agent Orange in the Vietnam War: Consequences and Measures for Overcoming it213
Part 2Health
Introduction to Part Two227
10Molecular Epidemiology of Vibrio cholerae: Masquerade of a Deceptive Pathogen231
11Infection by a New Clone of Vibrio parahaemolyticus: an Infectious Disease that Emerged in Asia and Spread to a World Wide Pandemic251
12Burkholderia pseudomallei and the Environment265
13Clinical Ecology of Vector-borne Diseases in Southeast Asia277
14Malaria Control Studies in Indonesia and Solomon Islands287
15Effects of Intensification of the Traditional Farming System on the Environment and Bio-safety of the Human Population: Nipah Virus Outbreak in Malaysia303
16Water Quality Problems Affecting Livelihood in Bangladesh and Kazakhstan: A Natural Environment as a Local Area319
17Contamination and Toxic Effects of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Wildlife and Humans in Asia335
18Ageing, Diseases and Ecology351
19Chronomes, Aging and Disease367
20Application of Geographic Information Systems in International Health395
Part 3Eco-resource Management in the Development Process
Introduction to Part Three411
21Development Policies and Development Trends in Vietnam's Northern Mountain Region415
22Changes in Land Use in Black Thai Villages in Response to Changes in the National Land Management Policies439
23Changes in the Composite Swiddening System in Tat Hamlet in Vietnam's Northern Mountains in Response to Integration into the Market System453
24Development Process Of Cash Crops in the Northern Mountains Region of Vietnam: A Case Study in Moc Chau District of Son La Province, Vietnam467
25Upland natural resources management strategies and policy in the Lao PDR481
26Changing Aspects of Shifting Cultivation in Northern Laos: Land Allocation Policy and Commercialization of Crop Production503
27Management of Non-timber Forest Products in Laos: Fallow Forest Growing Styrax tonkinensis for Benzoin Production521
Part 4Indigenous Knowledge and Eco-Technology
Introduction to Part Four533
28Malay Riverbank Communities in Peat Swamp Forests of the Sumatran East Coast: Environment, Network and Transformation537
29Aquatic Eco-resources Management and its Changes in Laos561
30Social Construction of Indigenous Knowledge: A Case Study of Villagers on the Taxonomy of Soils in South India575
31A Proposal for Asian Ecotechnology Networking for Eco-Resource Management593
Concluding Remarks613

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