Patrick V. Kirch, 1994.
The Wet and the Dry: Irrigation and Agricultural Intensification in Polynesia. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
In this ethnoarchaeological study of traditional Polynesian irrigation and agricultural practice on the island of Futuna, Kirch derives a general model of the significance of “wet” and “dry” modes of intensification. This book contributes to the general debate on agricultural intensification, in relation to the theories of Malthus, Boserup, Brookfield and others.