By Roy Ellen

ISBN-10: 0857451456

ISBN-13: 9780857451453

The Nineties have noticeable a starting to be curiosity within the position of neighborhood ecological wisdom within the context of sustainable improvement, and especially in delivering a collection of responses to which populations may well lodge in occasions of political, financial and environmental instability. The interval 1996-2003 in island southeast Asia represents a serious try case for figuring out how this would paintings. the main concerns explored during this publication are the construction, erosion and transmission of ecological wisdom, and hybridization among conventional and scientifically-based wisdom, among populations dealing with environmental rigidity (e.g. 1997 El NiƱo), political clash and monetary risks. The ebook also will assessment optimistic examples of the way conventional wisdom has enabled neighborhood populations to deal with most of these insecurity.

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