Nature and Nation: Forests and Development in Peninsular Malaysia (Google eBook)

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University of Hawaii Press, 2005 - Business & Economics - 487 pages
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Contents

Tropical Nature and the Imperial Design 17861874
27
Forests in the Pioneer Era 1874 c1900 Boon or Bane?
58
Forestry and State Formation 190141
85
Appropriating the Forest 190141
87
Segmented Space and Livelihoods
125
Reconciling Conflicting Claims
149
The Emergence of a Conservation Ethic PreWorld War II
163
Nature Ecology and Conservation
165
Integrating Biodiversity with Development Myth or Reality?
337
National Resource Global Heritage 19842000
363
The Politics of Resource
365
Domestic Response to the New International Order Rio and After
392
Nature for Nation
415
Forest Area Peninsular Malaysia 19462000
429
Forest Area Timber and Revenue Extracted 19462000
430
Population Compared to Forest Area 18912006
431

Linking Nature and Nation
189
Forest Use and Abuse 194269
227
The Seminal Years of Forest Politics 194256
229
Development at a Price 195769
265
Reconciling Nature and Nation 19701980s
305
Development and Environmentalism
307
Forest and ForestRelated Domestic Policies Legislation and International Agreements
432
Annual Average Southern ENSO Oscillation 18801990
433
Bibliography
435
Index
475
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About the author (2005)

Jeyamalar Kathirithamby-Wells is former chair of Asian history at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.

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