Table of contents for Retreat of the elephants : an environmental history of China / by Mark Elvin.


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- 		contents
-	acknowledgements
-	permissions
-	conventions
 0	introductory remarks
		Patterns
 1	landmarks and time-marks
 2 	humans v. elephants: the three thousand years war
 3	the great deforestation; an overview
 4	the great deforestation ; regions and species
 5	war and the logic of short-term advantage
 6	water and the costs of system sustainability
		Particularities
 7	richness to riches: the story of Jiaxing
 8	chinese colonialism: Guizhou and the Miao
 9	the riddle of longevity: why Zunhua?
		Perceptions
10	nature as revelation
11	science and superfauna
12	imperial dogma and personal perspectives
13	concluding remarks
- 	bibliography
- 	index
 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Human ecology China History, Elephants Migration China, Deforestation China History, Environmental degradation China History, China Environmental conditions