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Culture, ecology, and politics in Gabon's rainforest

Author: Michael Charles Reed; James F Barnes
Publisher: Lewiston, NY : E. Mellen Press, 2003.
Series: African studies (Lewiston, N.Y.), v. 65.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Culture, ecology, and politics in Gabon's rainforest.
Lewiston, NY : E. Mellen Press, 2003
(OCoLC)606942737
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Charles Reed; James F Barnes
ISBN: 0773468668 9780773468665
OCLC Number: 50810633
Description: xvi, 427 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: A Dramatic Natural Environment --
Resource Use in Gabon: Sustainability or Biotic Impoverishment? / Thomas O. McShane, Erica McShane-Caluzi --
Resources as Commodities --
The Setting --
Biogeography --
Geomorphology --
Climate --
Vegetation --
Zoogeography --
The Resource Base --
Forest Resources --
Non-Timber Resources --
Agricultural Productivity --
Mineral Resources --
Transport Systems --
Pressures on the Resource Base --
Gabon's Economy --
The Forest Sector --
The Mining Sector --
The Political Environment --
Biodiversity Loss --
Timber Harvesting --
Bushmeat --
The Debt Crisis and Globalization --
Gabon's Conservation History --
Outsiders --
Insiders --
Conservation Today --
Libreville's Evolving Forest Dependencies / Theodore Trefon --
Urban Demography --
Libreville's Transformation --
Agricultural Expansion --
Bushmeat Consumption --
Fuelwood and Charcoal Use --
Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP) --
The "Ruralization" Phenomenon --
Diverging Perceptions of Conservation --
Gabon's Agricultural Dilemma / Howard W. Anderson --
The French Colonial Legacy --
The Legacy of the Colonial Service Agricole --
Policy Neglect: The First Five-Year Plan (1966-1970) --
More Neglect: The Second Five-Year Plan (1971-1975) --
Agroindustrial Expansion Under the Third Five-Year Plan (1975-1980) --
Agricultural Policy Under the Third Five-Year Plan (1976-1980) --
The Colloque d'Oyem: Policy of the Middle Ground --
Historical Cases and Issues.
Series Title: African studies (Lewiston, N.Y.), v. 65.
Responsibility: edited by Michael C. Reed, James F. Barnes.

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