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This ebook is the 1st quantity of a monograph sequence released through the Socio-Economic heritage Society, Japan. the aim of the sequence is to make works through jap students obtainable to a much wider readership and to extend the information of students during this box, rather with regards to Asia. This quantity contains 4 chapters on power and the surroundings of Japan, China and Britain and 4 brief publication experiences on fresh educational works released in jap and English. The 4 chapters disguise the subsequent subject matters: the connection among deforestation and the improvement of the silk reeling in a district of Nagano Prefecture (central Japan) from the 1870s to the 1900s and the next shift from firewood to coal; the significance of trees offers for the improvement of as illustrated through a case research at the provide of bushes to be used as rail sleepers within the jap nationwide railway community throughout the prewar interval; a methodological survey of the background of ecology and the surroundings in China; and an research of the British Smoke Nuisance Abatement Act of 1821 as a degree that integrated the pursuits of politicians, landlords and industrialists.

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1905–1918. Suwagun gunchi ippan (A general survey of the Suwa region). 1–6. Naganoken T¯okeisho (NT). 1883–1911. Naganoken t¯okeisho (Annual statistical survey of Nagano Prefecture). Nagano: Naganoken. ). 1956. Sonraku k¯oz¯o no shiteki bunseki (A historical analysis of village structure). Tokyo: Nihon Hy¯oronsha. Nakamura, Kichiji, et al. 1962. H¯okenki kaitai n¯oson no kenky¯u (Studies on rural communities during the decline of the feudal system in Japan). Tokyo: S¯obunsha. N¯osh¯omush¯o N¯omukyoku (Ministry of Agriculture and Commerce, Division of Agriculture).

Sugiyama and I. Yamada increased, and the prefectural government made a second attempt to encourage tree-planting. Eventually, the shortage of firewood encouraged a shift to a new fuel source: coal. 6). 5 t. These figures are similar to those given by a survey conducted around 1888–1891 for 14 filatures with a total of 4,000 basins. However, while this survey assumes a total of 150 annual working days, in 1889 the eight filatures located in Hirano had 211 working days. Therefore, it is possible that the annual consumption was actually greater (Hiranomura 1932, vol.

1919. Meiji ringy¯o shiy¯o (A history of Meiji forestry). Tokyo: Dai-Nihon Sanrinkai. Naganoken Kangy¯oka (Nagano Prefecture, Division of the Promotion of Industry) (NKG). 1885. Kangy¯o gepp¯o (Monthly report on the promotion of industry) Nagano: Naganoken. Naganoken Kangy¯oka (NKN). 1878–1896. Naganoken kangy¯o nenp¯o (Annual report on the promotion of industry in Nagano Prefecture). Nagano: Naganoken. 28 S. Sugiyama and I. Yamada Naganoken Sanshigy¯o Kumiai. 1887. Naganoken sanshigy¯o kumiai torishimarijo nenp¯o (Annual report of the regulatory agency of silk reeling industry associations in Nagano prefecture), 1, December.

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