GeoJournal Library

Human Activities and the Tropical Rainforest

Past, Present and Possible Future

Editors: Maloney, Bernard K. (Ed.)

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About this book

Arising initially from a conference, the papers published here have been integrated into book form to provide information on human activities and the tropical rainforest in the past and present, and on the possible future of the rainforest, in a unique way. Other books have considered some, but not all, of these themes; however, none has stressed the continuity of change over time and its possible outcome for the people of the forest as well as for the forest itself.
Because of the approach taken, this book should appeal across traditional disciplinary boundaries. Indeed a prime aim has been to suggest that rainforest, because of its complexity and the complexity of people-rainforest relationships throughout time, deserves study from a broad perspective. This book poses more questions than answers about the rainforest and it is hoped that it will encourage readers to think about the rainforest in a wider way than hitherto.
This book is aimed at geographers (physical and human), social anthropologists, archaeologists, pedologists, foresters and tropical botanists and will be of value to graduates of various disciplines setting out to research the rainforest.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Maloney, Bernard K.

    Pages 1-15

  • Landscape Sensitivity in the Humid Tropics — A Geomorphological Appraisal

    Thomas, Michael F.

    Pages 17-47

  • Human Activity and the Tropical Rainforest: Are the Soils the Forgotten Component of the Ecosystem ?

    Nortcliff, Stephen

    Pages 49-64

  • The Long-Term History of Human Activity and Rainforest Development

    Maloney, Bernard K.

    Pages 65-85

  • Indigenous Knowledge of the Rainforest

    Ellen, Roy F.

    Pages 87-99

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Activities and the Tropical Rainforest
Book Subtitle
Past, Present and Possible Future
Editors
  • Bernard K. Maloney
Series Title
GeoJournal Library
Series Volume
44
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-1800-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-1800-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4858-0
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4952-0
Series ISSN
0924-5499
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 206
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