The Resource The lie of the land : challenging received wisdom on the African environment, edited by Melissa Leach & Robin Mearns

The lie of the land : challenging received wisdom on the African environment, edited by Melissa Leach & Robin Mearns

Label
The lie of the land : challenging received wisdom on the African environment
Title
The lie of the land
Title remainder
challenging received wisdom on the African environment
Statement of responsibility
edited by Melissa Leach & Robin Mearns
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Images of children starving because of environmental destruction have become an integral part of the way that Africa is perceived in the north. That is a typical signpost to the lie of the land. This book questions the reasoning behind such images." "How do environmental orthodoxies become established? Historically informed research in this book shows that many of the orthodoxies are ill-conceived or represent the interests of certain powerful groups." "What are the alternative and appropriate approaches for policy-making? This pioneering book draws eleven key cases together to explore their commonalities. Challenges to received wisdom have reached a critical mass which allows comparative analysis." "On what experience do these contributors draw? first hand research in different ecological zones; experience in different aspects of rural production; ecology, soil science, geography, social anthropology, economics and history."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GE190.A35
LC item number
L54 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • International African Institute
  • Leach, Melissa
  • Mearns, Robin
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental management
  • Milieubeleid
  • Milieuverontreiniging
  • Umweltpolitik
  • Umweltschaden
  • Ecology
  • Environmental management
  • Environmental policy
  • Africa
  • Afrika
  • Africa
Label
The lie of the land : challenging received wisdom on the African environment, edited by Melissa Leach & Robin Mearns
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-230) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Wildlife, pastoralists & science : debates concerning Mkomazi Game Reserve, Tanzania
  • Daniel Brockington & Katherine Homewood
  • Rethinking the forest-savanna mosaic : colonial science & its relics in West Africa
  • James Fairhead & Melissa Leach
  • Dryland forestry : manufacturing forests & farming trees in Nigeria
  • Reginald Cline-Cole
  • Soil erosion : breaking new ground /
  • Michael Stocking
  • Irrigation, erosion & famine : visions of environmental change in Marakwet, Kenya
  • W.M. Adams
  • Environmental change & policy : challenging received wisdom in Africa
  • Land & capital : blind spots in the study of the "resource-poor" farmer
  • Mary Tiffen
  • Cultural construction of environmental policy : paradigms & politics in Ethiopia
  • Allan Hoben
  • Melissa Leach & Robin Mearns
  • Range management science & policy : politics, polemics & pasture in southern Africa
  • Ian Scoones
  • Soil Erosion, animals & pasture over the longer term : environmental destruction in southern Africa
  • William Beinart
  • Desertification : narratives, winners & losers
  • Jeremy Swift
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 240 p.
Isbn
9780852554098
Isbn Type
(James Currey : paper)
Lccn
96049147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36011593
  • (OCoLC)ocm36011593
Label
The lie of the land : challenging received wisdom on the African environment, edited by Melissa Leach & Robin Mearns
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-230) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Wildlife, pastoralists & science : debates concerning Mkomazi Game Reserve, Tanzania
  • Daniel Brockington & Katherine Homewood
  • Rethinking the forest-savanna mosaic : colonial science & its relics in West Africa
  • James Fairhead & Melissa Leach
  • Dryland forestry : manufacturing forests & farming trees in Nigeria
  • Reginald Cline-Cole
  • Soil erosion : breaking new ground /
  • Michael Stocking
  • Irrigation, erosion & famine : visions of environmental change in Marakwet, Kenya
  • W.M. Adams
  • Environmental change & policy : challenging received wisdom in Africa
  • Land & capital : blind spots in the study of the "resource-poor" farmer
  • Mary Tiffen
  • Cultural construction of environmental policy : paradigms & politics in Ethiopia
  • Allan Hoben
  • Melissa Leach & Robin Mearns
  • Range management science & policy : politics, polemics & pasture in southern Africa
  • Ian Scoones
  • Soil Erosion, animals & pasture over the longer term : environmental destruction in southern Africa
  • William Beinart
  • Desertification : narratives, winners & losers
  • Jeremy Swift
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 240 p.
Isbn
9780852554098
Isbn Type
(James Currey : paper)
Lccn
96049147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36011593
  • (OCoLC)ocm36011593

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