The Ecology of Kalimantan (eBook): Indonesian Borneo

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

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This Iong-awaited book distills for the first time the information found in many thousands of scholarly documents relevant to an understanding of the full range of natural and man-made ecosystems on the island—many of them available up to now only in Dutch, German or Indonesian. This book presents a complete summary of our current scientific knowledge about Borneo including the rainforest and riverine habitats that are endangered by logging and industrial development, along with a discussion of land use patterns and current problems.
Kalimantan is the Indonesian portion of the huge island of Borneo. Kalimantan has played a key role in Indonesia's economic development and is a major earner of foreign revenue due to the island's rich natural resources: forests, oil, gas, coal, and other minerals. In this book the authors argue that Kalimantan can be developed, but within tight ecological constraints and with great care. This book remains a standard reference for scientists, anthropologists, writers, and anyone interested in the region.

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