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A Place Against Time: Land and Environment in the Papua New Guinea Highlands (Studies in Environment Anthropology) [Hardcover]

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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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Pages   450
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.22" Width: 7.06" Height: 1.16"
Weight:   2.69 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 1996
Publisher   Routledge
ISBN  3718659255  
ISBN13  9783718659258  


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