The Resource Misreading the African landscape : society and ecology in a forest-savanna mosaic, James Fairhead and Melissa Leach ; with the research collaboration of Dominique Millimouno and Marie Kamano

Misreading the African landscape : society and ecology in a forest-savanna mosaic, James Fairhead and Melissa Leach ; with the research collaboration of Dominique Millimouno and Marie Kamano

Label
Misreading the African landscape : society and ecology in a forest-savanna mosaic
Title
Misreading the African landscape
Title remainder
society and ecology in a forest-savanna mosaic
Statement of responsibility
James Fairhead and Melissa Leach ; with the research collaboration of Dominique Millimouno and Marie Kamano
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Islands of dense forest in the savanna of 'forest' Guinea have long been regarded by both scientists and policy-makers as the last relics of a once more extensive forest cover, degraded and degrading fast due to its inhabitants' land use. Through meticulous use of historical sources, and an investigation of inhabitants' technical knowledge and practices, James Fairhead and Melissa Leach question these entrenched assumptions. They show, on the contrary, how people have created forest islands around their villages, and how they have turned fallow vegetation more woody, so that population growth has implied more forest, not less. They also consider the origins, persistence and consequences of a century of erroneous policy. Interweaving historical, social anthropological and ecological data, this unique study advances a novel theoretical framework for ecological anthropology, forcing a radical re-examination of some central tenets in each of these disciplines
Member of
Cataloging source
MiU
Dewey number
304.2/096652
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GF746.2
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
African studies series
Series volume
90
Label
Misreading the African landscape : society and ecology in a forest-savanna mosaic, James Fairhead and Melissa Leach ; with the research collaboration of Dominique Millimouno and Marie Kamano
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-347) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Convictions of forest loss in policy and ecological science -- Forest gain: historical evidence of vegetation change -- Settling a landscape: forest islands in regional social and political history -- Ecology and society in a Kuranko village -- Ecology and society in a Kissi village -- Enriching a landscape: working with ecology and deflecting successions -- Accounting for forest gain: local land use, regional political economy and demography -- Reading forest history backwards: a century of environmental policy -- Sustaining reversed histories: the continual production of views of forest loss -- Towards a new forest-savanna ecology and history
Control code
ocn317460387
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 354 pages, [7] pages of plates)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521563536
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
Quality assurance targets
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36857944
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)317460387
  • acls0521563534

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