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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