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Tropical Pioneers: Human Agency and Ecological Change in the Highlands of Sri Lanka, 1800-1900

By: J Webb

243 pages, Figs, tabs

Ohio University Press

Paperback | Jun 2002 | #139350 | ISBN: 0821414283
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In 1800 the highlands of Sri Lanka had some of the most biologically diverse rainforests in the world. By 1900, through slash-and-burn agriculture and the British creation of plantations, only a few craggy corners and mountain tops remained under primary forest.


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Biography

James L. A. Webb, Jr., is an associate professor of history at Colby College in Maine. He is the author of Desert Frontier: Ecological and Economic Change along the Western Sahel, 1600-1850.

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