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Tropical Deforestation: The Tyranny of Time

By: Ooi Jin Bee

Singapore University Press

Paperback | Dec 1993 | #42663 | ISBN: 9971691833
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Hardback | Dec 1993 | #42662 | ISBN: 9971691841
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About this book

The author focuses on the time factor in the natural regeneration of the tropical rainforest, examining the economic and practical implications of the very long period of time needed for such forest to regrow.


Contents

The biological setting; deforestation - historical perspective; deforestation, time and species extinction; time, nature and aboriginal man in the tropical rain forest; the tropical rain forest - patterns of exploitation and trade; the economics of exploitation; forest resource renewability; the tyranny of time.

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