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Report on Transport Requirements in the Light of Economic Development in British North Borneo - JR Sargent
Report on Transport Requirements in the Light of Economic Development in British North Borneo - JR Sargent
$74.00
Manufacturer Number: ML1837
Stock Status: In Stock
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Report on Transport Requirements in the Light of Economic Development in British North Borneo 
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JR Sargent

Sargent was employed as a visiting consultant by the Government of the Crown Colony of North Borneo as part of plans to develop the area shortly after the end of World War II. His 113 page report  while focusing mainly on the existing infrastructure and possibilities for improvement also offers a significant snapshot of the colony's economy of the time. Interestingly, amongst other things, he raises the issue of deforestation, condemning it in economic terms because the low yield of timber, i.e. a logged area takes almost 100 years to be able to produce timber again, when the area could have produced a far higher agricultural yield in the same period. Good Hardback. 

Weight: 0.9 kg Post free within Malaysia

Condition: The original report has been rebound in leather and leatherette with gilt titling on the spine. There is some dirt along the spine. The first and last three or four pages of the book have some spotting. Otherwise the binding is tight, text clear and there is mild tanning throughout.