Publisher:Australian National University Press, Canberra, 1974
Condition:Very Good Condition
Dust Jacket:Very Good
Australian National University Press, 1974, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First Edition
foreword by Michael Somare, Chief Minister of Papua New Guinea, preface by editor, notes on contributors, references and index. Green coloured cloth boards with gilt coloured titles. Illustrated dustwrapper, against a white coloured background with a brown and green coloured titles to the front panel and two shades of green titles to the backstrip. " For the peoples of Papua New Guinea land is overwhelmingly important, not only as the sole means of life but also for what it means in their culture. It is inalienable; it came from them from all their forebears, and it will belong to all their descendants. It's emotional and spiritual significance evokes from them a religio-mystical response completely alien to the Western attitude that land is just another commodity. Yet, to a developing nation, land is also a commodity -- to be bought and sold for large-scale agriculture, to be mined, to be used for commerce and agriculture, schools and cities. Thus there is an inherent conflict between traditional and potential uses reflecting at the pound conflict of values and attitudes." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. The contributors and their varying essays and points of views discuss this very thorny problem. Rubbing to the book corners and very light brown into the text block edges. Previous owner's name to the top edge of the free front end paper. Little rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and to the dustwrapper panels. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. XIV, 222 pages, last two pages blank, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; Sociology; Papua New Guinea; Geography & Maps. ISBN: 0708107095. ISBN/EAN: 9780708107096. Inventory No: 0107380.