Isle of Fire: The Political Ecology of Landscape Burning in Madagascar, Issue 246

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University of Chicago Press, Jul 7, 2004 - Business & Economics - 324 pages
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Long considered both best friend and worst enemy to humankind, fire is at once creative and destructive. On the endangered tropical island of Madagascar, these two faces of fire have fueled a century-long conflict between rural farmers and island leaders. Based on detailed fieldwork in Malagasy villages and a thorough archival investigation, Isle of Fire offers a detailed analysis of why Madagascar has always been aflame, why it always will be aflame, and ultimately, as Christian Kull argues, why it should remain aflame.
  

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Page 289 - Blaikie, P., and H. Brookfield. 1987. Land Degradation and Society. New York: Methuen.
Page 289 - moitié du quart ». Une ethnographie de la crise à Tananarive et dans les campagnes de l'Imerina (Madagascar). Natures, Sciences, Sociétés, Paris, vol.
Page 291 - Burney, DA 1996. Climate change and fire ecology as factors in the Quaternary biogeography of Madagascar.

About the author (2004)

Christian A. Kull is a senior lecturer in the School of Geography and Environmental Science at Monash University in Australia.