Preface. Foreword; Sir Ghillean Prance. 1. Introduction; B.K. Maloney. 2. Landscape Sensitivity in the Humid Tropics: A Geomorphological Appraisal; M.F. Thomas. 3. Tropical Rainforest Change and Development: Are Soils the Forgotten Component of These Ecosystems? S. Nortcliff. 4. The Long-Term History of Human Activity and Rainforest Development; B.K. Maloney. 5. Indigenous Knowledge of the Rainforest: Perception, Extraction and Conservation; R.F. Ellen. 6. History and Destiny of Middle American Forests: The Inheritors of the Mayan Landscape; P. Furley. 7. Social, Economic and Political Aspects of Forest Clearance and Land-Use Planning in Indonesia; A.I. Fraser. 8. Diversity Destroyed? The Monoculture of Eucalyptus; C.J. Barrow. 9. Modelling Climatic Impacts of Future Rainforest Destruction; K. McGuffie, et al. 10. Conclusion; B.K. Maloney.