Item description for Pacific Forest: A History of Resource Control and Contest in Solomon Island, C. 1800-1997 by Judith A. Bennett...
This work addresses the contending views of the uses of Solomon Island forest. Ranging from an examination of the interaction between the first settlers and their forest, the book goes on to analyze the attitudes of the British administrators, planters, and missionaries. The colonial government sought to protect the resource, but neglected to consider the wishes of the forest's inhabitants in planning for its future economic use. The independent governments failed to protect the dwindling forest on customary land in the face of accelerating demands from their own people and of Asian-based logging companies, while non-governmental organisations and aid-donors have tried to invoke a more conservative regime of forest use. This book will be of interest to environmental, forest, and Pacific historians as well as historical geographers and foresters, and is also of value for those working in the development assistance field.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.5" Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75" Weight: 2.75 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2000
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004119604 ISBN13 9789004119604
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More About Judith A. Bennett
Judith A. Bennett is associate professor of history and associate dean of graduate studies at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.