The Fate of the Forest: Developers, Destroyers and Defenders of the Amazon

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9780060973223: The Fate of the Forest: Developers, Destroyers and Defenders of the Amazon

A deeply informed and searching work on the most pressing ecological issue of our time. A great deal of attention has been focused recently on the destruction of the rain forests. This book explains why the forests are being felled, how this destroys the land, the animals, the people, and the world's climate.

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The first major book on the Amazon rain forest that discloses the chilling panorama of destruction, the power struggles of the defenders and destroyers, the work of Chico Mendes, and the clouded ecological future of this vast and precious area.

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The murder of rubber tapper Chico Mendes in December, 1988 drew the world's attention to the struggle for forest reserves, supporting sustained use of resources such as rubber, in the Amazon Basin. This book, by biologist Hecht and writer Cockburn, puts the forest peoples' struggle in economic and historic perspective, describing in detail the settlement of the region, the history of the rubber trade, and the misguided developmental policies of the military and others that have led to the ongoing destruction of the Amazon forest. This is an important work, providing perspectives lacking in other recent books on the topic. Recommended for academic and large public libraries.
- Joseph Hannibal, Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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