The Green Tiger

Autor: Barbara Goldoftas
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195135113
File Size: 17,28 MB
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"The Philippines was once famous for the beauty of its reef-ringed islands, white beaches, and lush forests. In less than a half-century, its forests were felled, its oceans over-fished, and its coral reefs destroyed. The rapid harvest of once-abundant resources has brought droughts, deadly flash floods, and the collapse of vital fisheries. As the rural economy weakened and millions migrated to cities, they overwhelmed the urban infrastructure. Today, the Philippines stands as an example of the profound and sweeping consequences of ecological decline. In The Green Tiger, Barbara Goldoftas documents this tragic trajectory. But hers is not a story of hopelessness and inevitable defeat. In lyrical, unflinching prose, she traces the struggle for conservation in the Philippines, from isolated villages to large cities, and in the process illustrates the surprising ways in which conservation and economic growth can effectively co-exist."--Publisher's website.

An Economic History Of The Philippines

Autor: Onofre D. Corpuz
Publisher: University of the Phillipines Press
ISBN: 9789715420945
File Size: 57,92 MB
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This history is meant as an aid to the understanding of the Philippine economy through description and analysis of its early foundations and sectors and their basic features as they evolved over time.

Palawan At The Crossroads

Autor: James F. Eder
ISBN: 9789715502108
File Size: 14,32 MB
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Palawan at the Crossroads dwells on how dramatic twentieth-century population growth, particularly after the Second World War, has transformed the ecological and cultural landscape of Palawan island, widely known as the Philippines' last frontier.

The Philippine Economy

Autor: A. M. Balisacan
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195158984
File Size: 27,74 MB
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An examination of all major facets of the Philippine economy and development policy, this title looks to the past and to the future using approaches that are descriptive, analytical, interpretive and comparative. It assesses trends since the 1980s, identifies major policy issues, and provides a balance sheet of achievements and deficiencies.

Where Asia Smiles

Autor: Sally Ann Ness
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812218268
File Size: 26,32 MB
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Where Asia Smiles offers an understanding of tourism and its cultural consequences that is neither a lament at the arrival of tourists nor an endorsement of the industry as a blanket resolution of social ills in "underdeveloped" places. Examining the relationship of tourism to cultural identity and practice in Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines, Sally Ness observes and documents what is at stake for various actors who have entirely different objectives in the creation of a new cultural landscape. Ness takes an approach that emphasizes the relationship of tourism to the idea of home and the cultivation of all that home supports. Without forcing an interpretation, she draws from her own remembrances and hesitations to explore the ways one is obliged to live within the presence of this geocultural reality. Based on twelve months of research conducted in the 1990s, the study tracks the development of tourism during a time when the industry was growing faster in the Asian and Pacific Islands than anywhere else in the world. Ness focuses on individuals and families engaged in three types of tourism development: family-owned beach resorts, urban economy hotels, and a government-developed tourism estate. With great sensitivity to detail, she records the insights of those dealing with tourism in their home territories, observing closely the cultural consequences of tourism's particular way of operating at one unique developing location.

Dead Season

Autor: Alan Berlow
Publisher: Pantheon
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Describes the seemingly senseless murders of a Filipino sugarcane worker and his family, the links between those killings and a series of baffling deaths, and their meaning in a culture rooted in colonialism and superstition. 12,500 first printing.

Tigers Of The World

Autor: Ronald Tilson
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080947518
File Size: 28,80 MB
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The second edition of Tigers of the World explores tiger biology, ecology, conservation, management, and the science and technology that make this possible. In 1988, when the first edition was published, tiger conservation was still in its infancy, and two decades later there has been a revolution not only in what is known, but how information about tigers is obtained and disseminated. In the fast changing world of conservation, there is a great need to summarize the vast and current state-of-the-art, to put this into historical perspective, and to speculate in what yet remains to be done. Tigers of the World, 2e fulfills this need by bringing together in a unique way the world’s leading tiger experts into one volume. Despite the challenges ahead, there are bright spots in this story and lessons aplenty not only for tiger specialists but large carnivore specialists, conservation biologists, wildlife managers, natural resource policymakers, and most importantly the caring public. *Examines the past twenty years of research from the world’s leading tiger experts on biology, politics, and conservation. *Describes latest methods used to disseminate and obtain information needed for conservation and care of this species. *Includes coverage on genetics and ecology, policy, poaching and trade, captive breeding and farming, and the status of Asia’s last wild tigers. *Excellent resource for grad courses in conservation biology, wildlife management, and veterinary programs. *New volume continues the classic Noyes Series in Animal Behavior, Ecology, Conservation and Management.