Item description for A Place Against Time: Land and Environment in the Papua New Guinea Highlands (Studies in Environment Anthropology) by Paul Sillitoe...
A Place Against Time is an ethnographically focused environmental study of Montane, New Guinea, where people were among the world's first to cultivate crops some ten millennia ago, and where today an enduring agricultural condition continues. It arranges its account of climate, vegetation topography and geology according to their relationship with the soils of the region occupied by Wola speakers in the Southern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea, in the Western Pacific. This book breaks new intellectual ground as an ethno-environmental investigation with a soils perspective, ethno-pedology being a little researched topic to-date. Popular support for Green causes evidences current widespread concern over environmental degradation, unsustainable agricultural practices, forest destruction, and so on. While land management inevitably implies some modification of Nature's arrangements to meet human food needs, a crucial question is whether these interventions are sustainable in the long-te
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.22" Width: 7.06" Height: 1.16" Weight: 2.69 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 1996
ISBN 3718659255 ISBN13 9783718659258
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More About Paul Sillitoe
Paul Sillitoe is professor of Anthropology at the University of Durham, UK.
Paul Sillitoe was born in 1949 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Durham.