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Tropical Rain Forest : A Wider Perspective - F.B. Goldsmith

Tropical Rain Forest

A Wider Perspective

By: F.B. Goldsmith (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st January 1998
ISBN: 9780412815102
Number Of Pages: 416

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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.

`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

Tropical rain forests - what are they really like?p. 1
Indigenous non-timber benefits from tropical rain forestp. 21
Degeneration versus regeneration - logging in tropical rain forestsp. 43
Forest people and conversation initiatives: the cultural context of rain forest conservation in West Africap. 75
Forest and environmental degradationp. 99
Soil and vegetation effects of tropical deforestationp. 119
Causes of tropical deforestation and institutional constraints to conservationp. 175
The economics of the tropical timber trade and sustainable forest managementp. 199
Can non-market values save the tropical forests?p. 255
The role of policy and institutionsp. 269
Modelling tropical land use change and deforestationp. 303
Communicating the message: a case study from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kewp. 345
Effective campaigningp. 367
Synthesisp. 391
List of acronymsp. 395
Indexp. 397
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ISBN: 9780412815102
ISBN-10: 0412815109
Series: Conservation Biology
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 31st January 1998
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.7