The island trade: an analysis of the environment and operation of seaborne trade among three island groups in the Pacific
Part I considers physical conditions affecting navigation and trade. These are: island types, remoteness from international trade routes, fragmentation of territory, difficulties of access, currents and tides. Environment and population are also considered in relation to exploitable resources. Populations are growing rapidly but the range of marketable resources are limited often due to inadequate transport services, and all agricultural resources are liable to diminish with destructive...[Show more]
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