Nature and Nation: Forests and Development in Peninsular Malaysia

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By Jeyamalar Kathirithamby-Wells

Nature and Nation explores the relations between people and forests in Peninsular Malaysia where the planet's richest terrestrial eco-system met head-on with the fastest pace of economic transformation experienced in the tropical world. It engages the interplay of history, culture, science, economics and politics to provide a holistic interpretation of the continuing relevance of forests to state and society in the moist tropics.

This is a major contribution to the forest history of Peninsular Malaysia.


Jeyamalar KATHIRITHAMBY-WELLS is a Life member of Clare Hall, Cambridge. She formerly held the Chair of Asian History at the University of Malaya.


Publication Year: 2005
384 pages, 226mm x 165mm
ISBN: 978-9971-69-302-2, Paperback

NUS Press and NIAS Press