From Rainforest to Cane Field in Cuba: An Environmental History since 1492 / Edition 1

From Rainforest to Cane Field in Cuba: An Environmental History since 1492 / Edition 1

by Reinaldo Funes Monzote, Alex Martin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807858587

ISBN-13: 9780807858585

Pub. Date: 03/03/2008

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

From Rainforest to Cane Field in Cuba: An Environmental History since 1492

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From Rainforest to Cane Field in Cuba: An Environmental History since 1492

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807858585
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
03/03/2008
Series:
Envisioning Cuba Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface
Introduction
1 The Omnipresent Forest and the Beginnings of the Sugar Industry
2 Shipbuilding and the Sugar Industry, 1772-1791
3 The Struggle over Private Ownership of Forests, 1792-1815
4 Sugar and the Absolute Freedom to Clear Forests, 1815-1876
5 Centralization of the Sugar Industry and the Forests, 1876-1898
6 North American Capital and Sugar's Final Assault on the Forest, 1898-1926
Conclusion: From Forests to Sugar: An Insignificant Change?
Appendix 1: Scientific Names of Plants and Animals
Appendix 2: Temperature and Precipitation in the Natural Regions of Cuba
Appendix 3: Units of Measure, with Equivalents
Notes
Glossary
Bibliographic Essay
Index

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