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Braided Waters : Environment and Society in Molokai, Hawaii - Wade Graham

Braided Waters

Environment and Society in Molokai, Hawaii

By: Wade Graham, Donald Worster (Foreword by)

Hardcover Published: 3rd January 2019
ISBN: 9780520298590
Number Of Pages: 312

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Braided Waters sheds new light on the relationship between environment and society by charting the history of Hawaii’s Molokai island over a thousand-year period of repeated settlement. From the arrival of the first Polynesians to contact with eighteenth-century European explorers and traders to our present era, this study shows how the control of resources—especially water—in a fragile, highly variable environment has had profound effects on the history of Hawaii. Wade Graham examines the ways environmental variation repeatedly shapes human social and economic structures and how, in turn, man-made environmental degradation influences and reshapes societies. A key finding of this study is how deep structures of place interact with distinct cultural patterns across different societies to produce similar social and environmental outcomes, in both the Polynesian and modern eras—a case of historical isomorphism with profound implications for global environmental history. 

ISBN: 9780520298590
ISBN-10: 0520298594
Series: Western Histories
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 3rd January 2019
Publisher: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.52

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