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Satoyama

The Traditional Rural Landscape of Japan

Editors: Takeuchi, K., Brown, R.D., Washitani, I., Tsunekawa, A., Yokohari, M. (Eds.)

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Japan’s traditional and fragile satoyama landscape system was developed over centuries of human life on mountainous island terrain in a monsoon climate. The carefully managed coppice woodlands on the hillsides, the villages strung along the base of the hills, and the carefully tended paddy fields of rural Japan made possible the sustainable interaction of nature and humans. Radical changes in the middle of the twentieth century led to the abandonment of satoyama landscapes which now are being rediscovered. There is a new realization that these woodlands still play a vital role in the management of the Japanese landscape and a new determination to manage them for the future. This multifaceted book explores the history, nature, biodiversity, current conservation measures, and future uses of satoyama. The information presented here will be of interest in all parts of the world where patterns of sustainable development are being sought.

 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Satoyama
Book Subtitle
The Traditional Rural Landscape of Japan
Editors
  • K. Takeuchi
  • R.D. Brown
  • I. Washitani
  • A. Tsunekawa
  • M. Yokohari
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-67861-8
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-67861-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-00007-5
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-67980-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 229
Additional Information
Original Japanese edition published by University of Tokyo Press, 2001
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