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The Ecology of Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo)

MacKinnon, Kathy; Hatta, Gusti; Halim, Hakimah; Mangalik, Arthur

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ISBN 10: 0945971737 / ISBN 13: 9780945971733
Published by Periplus Editions, Hong Kong, 1996
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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The Ecology of Indonesia Series Volume III. Previous owner's name inside. Front corner of dust jacket torn away. Slight edge wear to cover. 802 pages of text, plus section of color photographs. A complete summary of current scientific knowledge about Borneo. Rainforest and riverine habitats endangered by logging and industrial devlopment are described in detail, along with a discussion of land use patterns and current problems. Bookseller Inventory # 124695

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Title: The Ecology of Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo...

Publisher: Periplus Editions, Hong Kong

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

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Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo, is a global centre for biodiversity. Because of its rich supply of natural resources, Kalimantan has also been a key player in Indonesia's economic development. As a result of unsustainable logging and industrial development, many of the island's unique riverine, rainforest, wetland, and coastal habitats are vulnerable and highly endangered. Part of The Ecology of Indonesia series, The Ecology of Kalimantan presents a complete summary of our current scientific knowledge about the ecosystems of Kalimantan. Using numerous maps, colour photographs, and line- drawings, it examines each of the major ecosystems of the island, and the interrelationships between some of their component species. It also focuses on the people of Kalimantan and their use of natural resources, as a major part of these ecosystems. The second part of the book examines the potential of Kalimantan's different land units for the development of commercial production systems such as plantations and agroforestry. Guidelines on resource conservation, ecologically sustainable management plans, and the ecological consequences of development are integrated into this. Accessible to any reader with an interest in the region, this book will be an invaluable handbook for all individuals involved in conservation, ecology, anthropology, development planning or resource management in Indonesia, and Kalimantan in particular.

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Kathy MacKinnon, Global Environment Facility, World Bank, Washington DC.

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