In place of the forest: environmental and socio-economic transformation in Borneo and the eastern Malay Peninsula
United Nations University Press, 1995 - Business & Economics - 310 pages
This book describes the modern transformation of Borneo and the eastern side of the Malay Peninsula, an area considered to be "environmentally critical" because of the massive deforestation that has taken place there since the 1960s. The conclusions indicate that great dangers arise from national policies that continue to treat this region as a "resource frontier" despite its growing resource scarcity.
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