PART I AMONG THE SCIENTISTS New Perspectives on the Massim
“Like all savages, the natives are suspicious of strangers”1
Introduction: CHANGES AND LAST CHAPTERS
Chapter 1: RETURN TO THE GARDEN: Gwed, locating intentions and interpretive puzzles
PART II TOWARDS AN ETHNOGRAPHY OF TREES
“A patch is an ecologically distinct locality in the landscape; it is problem- and organism-defined, relative to the behavior, size, mobility, habits and perceptive capabilities of the population…In general, patches are localized discontinuities in the landscape which affect behavior…” (Winterhalder 1994: 33).
Chapter 2: THE TREES—Basic Categories and Landscape Beacons
Chapter 3: THE FORESTS and FIRE: Tasim, Inverted Landscapes, and the Social Use of Trees.
Chapter 4: A STORY OF CALOPHYLLUM: On the Human-Flora Continuum
PART III SYNTHESIZING MODELS
“…it is the processes of adjustment that are taken to be fundamental…” (Winterhalder, 1994:33)
“As with any great work of art, one acquires by study a deeper awareness of the work’s inner relationships.” (Garry Wills 2002: 85)
Chapter 5: VATUL: A Life Form and a Form for Life
Chapter 6: GEOMETRIES OF MOTION: Trees and the Boats of the Eastern Kula Ring
1Woodford, C. M. 1890 A Naturalist Among the Headhunters. London: Philip George & Son P. 8 Quoted from Damon (MS) “Fifteen Years Among the Scientists: A Social Anthropologist Reflecting on his Encounter with the Natural Sciences and Mathematics, ” in the Conference ‘Challenges to Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research,’ December 14-16, 2006, Taipei, Taiwan Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica Charles Morris Woodford was a “Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society; Corresponding member of the Zoological Society; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of Australia; Fellow of the Linnæan Society of New South Wales.” He was in the Solomon Islands three times in 1886, 1887, & 1889.