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Southeast Asia : an environmental history

Author: P Boomgaard
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2007.
Series: Nature and human societies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Includes the following countries: Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, and the Philippines.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Boomgaard, P., 1946-
Southeast Asia.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2007
(OCoLC)608071827
Online version:
Boomgaard, P., 1946-
Southeast Asia.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2007
(OCoLC)609946705
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: P Boomgaard
ISBN: 1851094199 9781851094196 1851094245 9781851094240
OCLC Number: 71581637
Description: xiii, 377 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Series foreword --
Preface --
Introduction --
pt. 1. Origins --
1. Before and after the arrival of humans --
2. Early agriculture and the metal ages --
pt. 2. The era of state formation --
3. Fifth to fifteenth centuries --
pt. 3. Climatic conditions --
4. Climatic trends and fluctuations --
pt. 4. The early-modern period --
5. General overview and population growth --
6. State and economy --
7. Environmental causes and effects --
pt. 5. The late-colonial period and the early years of independence --
8. Political, demographic and agricultural development --
9. Exploitation, management, and conservation of natural resources --
pt. 6. The years of the economic miracle and environmental debacle --
10. Demographic, economic, and agricultural growth --
11. Depletion of natural resources, pollution, and environmental awareness --
Conclusion --
Glossary --
Timeline --
Index --
About the author.
Series Title: Nature and human societies.
Responsibility: Peter Boomgaard.
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