Muddied Water: Historical And Contemporary Perspec Tives On Management Of Forests And Fisheries In Island Southeast Asia


by Boomgaard, Peter; David Henley Et Al (Eds.)

Muddied Water: Historical And Contemporary Perspec Tives On Management Of Forests And Fisheries In Island Southeast Asia

Price:  US$63.14   (SGD82.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 418 pages
Published:  2005, Netherlands, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9067182435
SB#:  036674 (106)

About This Book

This book examines the history of the human interaction with forest and marine ecosystems in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. Felled forests and overfished seas are some of the most familiar images of Southeast Asia today, yet the brunt of this level of exploitation has made itself felt only within the last generation. Until recently, economic exploitation of land and sea had limited and stable effects on the environment. So what has changed? Sixteen contributions by an international selection of expert authors examine this question. Their papers cover a range of topics, from the collection of rattan, beeswax and forest resins in the 17th century to the management of modern marine nature reserves.


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