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Isle of fire : the political ecology of landscape burning in Madagascar

Author: Christian A Kull
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2004.
Series: University of Chicago geography research paper, no. 245.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Long considered both best friend and worst enemy to humankind, fire is at once creative and destructive. In the endangered tropical paradise of Madagascar, the two faces of fires have fueled a  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christian A Kull
ISBN: 0226461408 9780226461403 0226461416 9780226461410
OCLC Number: 53441517
Description: xiv, 324 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Fire Problem --
The Isle of Fire: Problem, Theory, and Setting --
The Nature of Fire: Bad Fire, Good Fire, Complex Fire --
Landscape Burning and Livelihoods --
Grassland Fire: The Agropastoral Logic of Fire across the Highlands --
Woodland Fire: Fire and Rural Economy in the Tapia Woodlands --
Forest Fire: Slash-and-Burn Farmers on a Forest Frontier --
Fire Politics --
The Struggle over Fire: Criminalization and Resistance --
Fire Politics: A History of State Antifire Efforts --
Empowering Rural Fire Setters: Towards Community-Based Fire Management --
Appendices 1: Official Statistics of Annual Fire Extent --
Appendices 2: Summary of Legislation and Government Acts Relevant to Fire, 1896-1998.
Series Title: University of Chicago geography research paper, no. 245.
Responsibility: Christian A. Kull.
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"What Isle of Fire contributes is a wealth of data; a systematic survey of fire in grasslands, woodlands, and forests; a detailed account of the politics by which Madagascar's elites have Read more...

 
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