Cutting the Vines of the Past: Environmental Histories of the Central African Rain Forest
Cutting the Vines of the Past offers a novel argument: African ways of seeing and interpreting their environments and past are not only critical to how historians write environmental history; they also have important lessons for policymakers and conservationists. Tamara Giles-Vernick demonstrates how various outsiders intervening in African land-use practices have repeated...more
Paperback, 203 pages
Published May 29th 2002 by University of Virginia Press
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This book is an interesting take on how human societies, or at least one African society, evaluates itself in terms of its environment and refines its understanding of what the meaning and purpose of life is. It's an easy read and a good look at a small segment of a small human society, trying to shed light on all human societies.