Tropical Rainforests: Latin American Nature and Society in Transition / Edition 1

Tropical Rainforests: Latin American Nature and Society in Transition / Edition 1

by Susan E. Place
     
 

ISBN-10: 0842024271

ISBN-13: 9780842024273

Pub. Date: 01/01/1993

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Excerpts from articles and books by economists, naturalists, anthropologists, and historians provide different perspectives on the relationship between society and nature in the rainforests of Latin America. They overview issues involved in the destruction and preservation of tropical rainforests, looking at causes of deforestation and alternative visions of

Overview

Excerpts from articles and books by economists, naturalists, anthropologists, and historians provide different perspectives on the relationship between society and nature in the rainforests of Latin America. They overview issues involved in the destruction and preservation of tropical rainforests, looking at causes of deforestation and alternative visions of development in rainforest regions. This revised edition contains 11 new articles and an updated introduction. This work lacks a subject index. Place teaches geography at California State University-Chico. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780842024273
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Series:
Jaguar Books on Latin America Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
8.04(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 I. Perceptions of the Rainforest Chapter 3 From The Naturalist on the River Amazons Chapter 4 The Rainforest is Neither Fragile Nor Stable Chapter 5 From The Vortex Chapter 6 Environmental Limitations on Culture in the Tropical Forest Chapter 7 Civilizations and its Discontents Chapter 8 From A View from the Headwaters Part 9 II. Explanations for Deforestation in Latin America Chapter 10 From The Sugarmill: The Socioeconomic Complex of Sugar in Cuba, 1760–1860 Chapter 11 The History of Ecological Marginalization in Chiapas Chapter 12 Rejecting Progress in Paradise: Huastecs, the Environment, and the Oil Industry in Veracruz, Mexico 1900–1935 Chapter 13 Revolution in the Rainforest Chapter 14 From Who Is Destroying the Amazon Rainforest? Chapter 15 Deforestation: A Brazilian Perspective Part 16 III. Why Save the Rainforest? Chapter 17 A Glimpse at Some Tropical Habitats Chapter 18 Natural-Resource Losses Reduce Costa Rican GNP Gains Chapter 19 A Cornucopia of Foods Chapter 20 An Earthly Paradise Regained Chapter 21 Mexico's Highway to Hell Part 22 IV. Prospects for Development: Alternative Futures for Latin America's Tropical Forests Chapter 23 Fight for the Forest: Building Bridges Chapter 24 Alternatives to Forest Destruction: Lessons for the Míbíngôkre Indians Chapter 25 U.S. Drug Firm Signs Up to Farm Tropical Forests Chapter 26 Indigenous Knowledge and Biodiversity Chapter 27 Alternative Rainforest Uses Chapter 28 Debt-for-Nature Swaps: Who Really Benefits? Chapter 29 Reefs, Rainforests, Caves, Ruins, and Rookeries Chapter 30 Ecotourism and the Political Ecology of "Sustainable Development" in Costa Rica Chapter 31 Petén Crafts: A Future Chapter 32 Suggested Readings Chapter 33 Suggested Films

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