A History of Natural Resources in Asia: The Wealth of Nature by Greg Bankoff, Peter Boomgaard

By Greg Bankoff, Peter Boomgaard

A lot has been written in regards to the wealth of countries, the heritage of unequal distribution of wealth, and the construction of zones of affluence and deprivation, either inside and among societies.  This ebook units out to discover why a few Asian international locations are extra filthy rich than others via an exam of the way their interplay with and usage of assets has replaced over the centuries.

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Bin. ” American Historical Review 107, 2 (2002): 447–69. Zimmermann, Erich. World Resources and Industries: A Functional Appraisal of the Availability of Agricultural and Industrial Resources. New York and London: Harper and Brothers, 1933. This page intentionally left blank 1 Natural Resource Management and Mismanagement O bservations from Southeast A sian A gricultural H istory David Henley U sing evidence from the history of agriculture in Southeast Asia, this chapter attempts to say something about the conditions required for effective management of natural resources.

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