The Resource A Place Against Time : Land and Environment in the Papua New Guinea Highlands

A Place Against Time : Land and Environment in the Papua New Guinea Highlands

Label
A Place Against Time : Land and Environment in the Papua New Guinea Highlands
Title
A Place Against Time
Title remainder
Land and Environment in the Papua New Guinea Highlands
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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-pedolog
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
  • 301.29/955
  • 301.29955
Index
no index present
LC call number
S471.P36 S56 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Studies in Environmental Anthropology
Label
A Place Against Time : Land and Environment in the Papua New Guinea Highlands
Publication
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of maps; List of figures; List of tables; List of plates; Preface; Section I INTRODUCTION; Chapter 1 Environmental ethnoscience: land use, soils and society; Chapter 2 Rotating land not crops: shifting cultivation and sweet potato; Section II THE CLIMATE FACTOR; Chapter 3 Ethnometeorology: the climate; Chapter 4 Coping with climatic variations: the spectre of famine; Section III THE LAND RESOURCES FACTOR; Chapter 5 Ethnogeoscience: topography and geology; Chapter 6 Living with land loss: the costs of erosion
  • APPENDIX Glossary of Wola environmental termsREFERENCES; INDEX
  • Section IV THE BIOTIC FACTORChapter 7 Ethnobotany: the plants and vegetation communities; Chapter 8 Contending with forest and fallow: demons to regrowth; Chapter 9 Into the soil: nutrient cycling and decomposition; Section V THE SOIL; Chapter 10 Ethnopedology: the soils; Chapter 11 Keeping up with soil status: the implications of variability; Chapter 12 Out of the soil: fertility under cultivation; Section VI CONCLUSION; Chapter 13 Mounds of soil: grounds for sound land resource management; Chapter 14 Racing with time: degradation or conservation?
Control code
ocn862610787
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (465 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781134377466
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b29326485
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)862610787
  • pebco1134377460

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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