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The Fragile Tropics of Latin America: Sustainable Management of Changing Environments

Edited By: T Nishizawa and JI Uitto

326 pages, B/w pohtos, tabs, maps

United Nations University Press

Paperback | Dec 1995 | #39144 | ISBN: 928080877X
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NHBS Price: £34.50 $42/€39 approx

About this book

Addresses the dilemna confronting Latin American countries of desiring to utilize their tropical resources to improve their standard of living, while, on the other hand, dealing with a growing concern about the ecological fragility of such regions and the realisation of the urgent need for sustainable alternatives to prevalent models of economic development. The volume highlights: the fragility of tropical ecosystems; changes to the neotropics caused by human activities; interactions and complementarity between tropical and other regions; and, more harmonious technological, cultural, and land tenure strategies that are more favourable to sustained development of tropical regions.

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