Highland Sanctuary: Environmental History in Tanzania's Usambara Mountains

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Conte, Christopher A. Highland Sanctuary: Environmental History in Tanzania’s Usambara Mountains. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2004.

Highland Sanctuary unravels the complex interactions among agriculture, herding, forestry, the colonial state, and the landscape itself. In his examination of the region’s history of ecological transformation, Christopher Conte demonstrates how these forces have combined to create an ever-changing mosaic of forest and field. His study illuminates the debate over conservation, arguing that contingency and chance, the stuff of human history, have shaped forests in ways that rival the power of nature. In Highland Sanctuary, the forest becomes part of human history, rather than something outside of it. — Ohio University Press website.