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The Social Lives Of Forests

Author : Susanna B. Hecht
ISBN : 9780226024134
Genre : Science
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Forests are in decline, and the threats these outposts of nature face—including deforestation, degradation, and fragmentation—are the result of human culture. Or are they? This volume calls these assumptions into question, revealing forests’ past, present, and future conditions to be the joint products of a host of natural and cultural forces. Moreover, in many cases the coalescence of these forces—from local ecologies to competing knowledge systems—has masked a significant contemporary trend of woodland resurgence, even in the forests of the tropics. Focusing on the history and current use of woodlands from India to the Amazon, The Social Lives of Forests attempts to build a coherent view of forests sited at the nexus of nature, culture, and development. With chapters covering the effects of human activities on succession patterns in now-protected Costa Rican forests; the intersection of gender and knowledge in African shea nut tree markets; and even the unexpectedly rich urban woodlands of Chicago, this book explores forests as places of significant human action, with complex institutions, ecologies, and economies that have transformed these landscapes in the past and continue to shape them today. From rain forests to timber farms, the face of forests—how we define, understand, and maintain them—is changing.
Category: Science

Landesque Capital

Author : N Thomas Håkansson
ISBN : 9781315425672
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 70.47 MB
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This book is the first comprehensive, global treatment of landesque capital, a widespread concept used to understand anthropogenic landscapes that serve important economic, social, and ritual purposes. Spanning the disciplines of anthropology, human ecology, geography, archaeology, and history, chapters combine theoretical rigor with in-depth empirical studies of major landscape modifications from ancient to contemporary times. They assess not only degradation but also the social, political, and economic institutions and contexts that make sustainability possible. Offering tightly edited, original contributions from leading scholars, this book will have a lasting influence on the study long-term human-environment relations in the human and natural sciences.
Category: Social Science

Connections And Complexity

Author : Shinu Anna Abraham
ISBN : 9781315431840
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 83.61 MB
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This compilation of original research articles highlight the important cross-regional, cross-chronological, and comparative approaches to political and economic landscapes in ancient South Asia and its neighbors. Focusing on the Indus Valley period and Iron Age India, this volume incorporates new research in South Asia within the broader universe of archaeological scholarship. Contributions focus on four major themes: reinterpreting material culture; identifying domains and regional boundaries; articulating complexity; and modeling interregional interaction. These studies develop theoretical models that may be applicable researchers studying cultural complexity elsewhere in the world.
Category: Social Science


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ISBN : NWU:35556023073018
Genre : Conservation of natural resources
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Category: Conservation of natural resources

Annual Report And Accounts

Author : Forest Research (Great Britain).
ISBN : WISC:89094250610
Genre : Forests and forestry
File Size : 30.23 MB
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Category: Forests and forestry


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ISBN : UCR:31210015786617
Genre : Forest products
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Category: Forest products

The Forestry Chronicle

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ISBN : MINN:31951D00393124J
Genre : Forests and forestry
File Size : 54.22 MB
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Category: Forests and forestry

Sociological Abstracts

Author : Leo P. Chall
ISBN : UOM:39015078348839
Genre : Sociology
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Category: Sociology

Environment Abstracts

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ISBN : UOM:39015023881777
Genre : Ecology
File Size : 87.86 MB
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This database encompasses all aspects of the impact of people and technology on the environment and the effectiveness of remedial policies and technologies, featuring more than 950 journals published in the U.S. and abroad. The database also covers conference papers and proceedings, special reports from international agencies, non-governmental organizations, universities, associations and private corporations. Other materials selectively indexed include significant monographs, government studies and newsletters.
Category: Ecology