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Fragile paradise : the impact of tourism on Maui, 1959-2000

Author: Mansel G Blackford
Publisher: Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, ©2001.
Series: Development of western resources.
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"From its modest beginnings in the prewar era, tourism has become the most important segment of Maui's economy since the 1970s. But as Mansel Blackford shows, it is also a devil's bargain. By switching the island's income base from sugarcane to condos, tourism has offered a solution to economic problems but also placed an unanticipated strain on Maui's infrastructure and made unexpected demands of its residents. As  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Blackford, Mansel G., 1944-
Fragile paradise.
Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, ©2001
(OCoLC)606552980
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mansel G Blackford
ISBN: 0700610863 9780700610860
OCLC Number: 45500051
Description: xiii, 277 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Approaching Maui --
1. Maui's Economic Development --
2. People, Groups, and Movements --
3. Land Use Issues --
4. Water Controversies --
5. The Question of Electric Power --
6. The Controversy over the Kahului Airport --
7. Two Communities --
Conclusion: Leaving Maui.
Series Title: Development of western resources.
Responsibility: Mansel G. Blackford.

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This work chronicles the growth - and the growing pains - of the tourist economy on Maui. It takes the readers into the heart of this island paradise to reveal the complexity of economic and  Read more...

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