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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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Blackford, Mansel G., 1944-
Fragile paradise.
Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, c2001
(OCoLC)606552980
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mansel G Blackford
ISBN: 0700610863 9780700610860
OCLC Number: 45500051
Description: xiii, 277 p. : ill., 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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"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 roads and sewers now have reached their limits and escalating property values have ousted kamaainas, the growth of the visitor industry has forced the people of Maui to make difficult choices about the future development of their island."--BOOK JACKET.

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