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Environmental Management in the Tropics: An Historical Perspective

By: R Baker

Lewis Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1993 | #22653 | ISBN: 0873716612
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About this book

Discusses the ecology of the tropics and how it differs from temperate zones, and takes a critical look at the impact of western science and colonialism.


Contents

Some Common Themes. The Tropical Climate: The Great Heat Engine. Resource Constraints and Opportunities. Energy and Food. Some Principles of Traditional Land Use. Adaptations to the Environment. Population and Land Use: Adaptations of the Environment. Europe Annexes the Tropics. Colonial Agriculture in the 20th Century. The Development Dilemma. Changes in Research: Systems and Revolutions. The Administrative Trap. Environmental Degradation in Kenya: Two Conflicting Explanations. The Destruction of the Rain Forest: Development in Action? Desertification: What is it Really? Prospects for a Sustainable Future in the Tropics.

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