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Tropical Forests and the Human Spirit

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 325 Nombre de pages
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Roger D. Stone is Director and President of the Sustainable Development Institute and author of The Nature of Development (1992),... Lire la suite
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Auteur

Roger D. Stone is Director and President of the Sustainable Development Institute and author of The Nature of Development (1992), The Voyage of the Sanderling (1991), and Dreams of Amazonia (1985). Claudia D'Andrea is Research Associate at the Sustainable Development Institute.

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An overview of the international events which in the last thirty years have caused the rapid destruction of the world's tropical forests and an argument for the case that the best way to conserve remaining forests is through the management of the land by the indigenous people who depend on the forest for their survival.



Résumé
Offers a tour of global efforts to empower community-based forest stewards. This book introduces readers to the communities and the individuals, the governments, the loggers, the agencies, and the local groups who vie for forest resources.

Contenu

Contents List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction Part I. The Dismal Record 1. Forest Use and Misuse 2. Why Tropical Forests Decline Part II. Stirrings in the Field 3. The Road to Bendum 4. Village Forests in India 5. Conservation in Indonesia 6. Africa's Cornucopia and Scorpion 7. Learning from Latin America Part III. The Way Ahead 8. Shifting the Balance 9. Helping from Afar 10. Future Imperatives Notes Further Reading Index

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Tropical Forests and the Human Spirit
Sous-titre: Journeys to the Brink of Hope
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Code EAN: 9780520230897
ISBN: 978-0-520-23089-7
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: University Of California Press
Genre: Economie d`entreprise
nombre de pages: 325
Poids: 454g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm x T19mm
Année: 2002