Tropical Forests

Tropical Forests

by Thomas K. Rudel
     
 

ISBN-10: 023113195X

ISBN-13: 9780231131957

Pub. Date: 07/01/2005

Publisher: Columbia University Press

In Tropical Forests, Rudel analyzes hundreds of local studies from the past twenty years to develop a much-needed, global perspective on deforestation. With separate chapters on individual regions, including South and Central America, the Caribbean, and Africa, Rudel's work offers an up-to-date assessment of the world's tropical forests. In the concluding

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Overview

In Tropical Forests, Rudel analyzes hundreds of local studies from the past twenty years to develop a much-needed, global perspective on deforestation. With separate chapters on individual regions, including South and Central America, the Caribbean, and Africa, Rudel's work offers an up-to-date assessment of the world's tropical forests. In the concluding chapter, Rudel considers the implications of these trends and describes policy directions for conserving biodiversity and promoting sustainable development in each region.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231131957
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
07/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
0.57(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of FiguresList of TablesPrefaceAcknowledgments1. Introduction2. Theory and Method in Studying Regional Deforestation Processes3. Central America and the Caribbean: Island and Isthmus Deforestation4. The Amazon Basin: The Breakdown of Passive Protection5. West Africa: From Cocoa Groves in Forests to Food Crops in Scrub Growth6. Central Africa: Passive Protections for Rain Forests7. East Africa: Sustainable Spots Surrounded by Degrading Expanses8. South Asia: A Turning Point for Forests?9. Southeast Asia: Deforesting the Lowlands, Afforesting the Highlands10. Through a Regional Lens: Conservation Policies in Large and Small ForestsAppendix: Case Studies and Accompanying QCAs for Each RegionNotesReferencesIndex

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