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Islands of Rainforest: Agroforestry, Logging and Eco-Tourism in the Solomon Islands

Series: SOAS Studies in Development Geography

By: Edvard Hviding and Tim Bayliss-Smith

371 pages, B/w photos, maps

Ashgate Publishing Limited

Hardback | May 2000 | #109401 | ISBN: 0754612333
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NHBS Price: £80.00 $101/€95 approx

About this book

Ethnographically based study which examines rainforest practices and conflicting land uses from the indigenous standpoint.


Contents

Conceptualizing the rainforest; conceptualizing Melanesian agroforestry; life on the lands of Marovo; above the seashore - land use in Marovo; the wet and the dry - Marovo agroforestry at European contact; the great transformations, 1880-1910; colonialism, coconut overlay and the "age of development"; towards the 21st century - adapting the indigenous system; the forest as commodity - selling logs to Asia; after logging - reforestation or what?; small is beautiful? steps toward sustainable forestry; rumours of utopia - conversation and eco-tourism; epilogue - rainforest narratives.

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