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Tropical Rain Forest: A Wider Perspective / Edition 1

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Overview

The book evolved out of succesful masters level courses in Conservation and Environmental Economics taught for several years at University College London. The wide range of contributing authors and their individual specialisms reflect the broad spectrum of disciplines covered, making the book truly comprehensive and interdisciplinary.

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Editorial Reviews

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'I cannot speak too highly of this book - the overall standard of presentation and production is excellent. It should be on the reading list of all university biology and environmental science courses, since it is the products of such courses who must deal with the major challenge facing our own species in the next 50 years: the sensible stewardship of the remaining forests. It also merits a place in school libraries, and will serve to provide a wealth of information to the concerned lay reader who seeks accessible, up-to-date information on the complexities of forest conservation.'
Biologist, 46:1 (1999)
'An elegant glimpse of the complex issues involved... An impressive and tightly-edited interdisciplinary effort that highlights most key topics... Unusually comprehensive in scope in comparison with other books... An important teaching book and reference book for any library.'
Northeastern Naturalist, 7:2
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780412815102
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 1/31/1998
  • Series: Conservation Biology Series , #10
  • Edition description: 1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 1.00 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Tropical rain forests - what are they really like? Indigenous non-timber benefits from tropical rain forest. Degeneration versus regeneration - logging in tropical rain forests. Forest people and conservation initiatives: the cultural context of rain forest conservation in West Africa. Forest and environmental degradation. Soil and vegetation effects of tropical deforestation. Causes of tropical deforestation and institutional constraints to conservation. The economics of the tropical timber trade and sustainable forest management. Can non-market values save the tropical forests? The role of policy and institutions. Modelling tropical land use change and deforestation. Communicating the message: a case study from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Effective campaigning. Synthesis. List of acronyms. Index.
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