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Jaguar Books on Latin America #2: Tropical Rainforests: Latin American Nature and Society in Transition: Latin American Nature and Society in Transitionby Susan E Place
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Like the first edition, this revised and updated edition of Tropical Rainforests: Latin American Nature and Society in Transition provides a variety of perspectives on the complex relationship between society and nature on the rainforest frontiers of Latin America. Containing eleven new articles from experts in various fields and an updated introduction by the editor, this book provides an overview of the complex issues of tropical deforestation, both past and present.
Book News Annotation:
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)
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