Bulletin Volume 29, No. 2

Bulletin Volume 29, No. 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...has not been, up to this time, dense enough to occupy more than a small portion of the arable land within the Republic, so that this communal system of land ownership has worked very well. However, with the influx of emigrants, subdivision of these large tracts amongst the individual owners must follow in the same way that the grants in the southwestern part of the United States have been broken up. 11328--Bull. 5--O9%8 Lumbering has been one of the most important industries of the Dominican Republic, and, under a wise policy of conservation and utilization, the timber resources of the island will continue to be one of its chief assets. VVhile the exports of such foodstuffs as sugar, cofi'e'e, and cacao will increase greatly, there must always remain a large area of land which is better suited to growing trees than any agricultural crop. A statesmanlike policy in the development of the means of transportation will make it possible to reach the untouched timber resources of the interior, and the Dominican Republic ought to supply from her virgin timber lands the needs of those other West Indian islands from which the timber has been recklessly cut ofl'. Cuba, Porto Rico, and Jamaica are already feeling the effects of the short-sighted policy which has permitted the destructive exploitation of their timber lands. To anyone acquainted with the geography of the Vest Indies it is unnecessary to enlarge upon the favorable location of San Domingo. It lies on the main route of travel between North and South America and has several convenient harbors for vessels sailing between Europe and Central America. This advantage will be augmented, naturally, by the opening of the Panama Canal. After careful weighing of all the pros and cons the...show more

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  • Paperback | 158 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 295g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236939204
  • 9781236939203