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Logging the Globe

By: MP Marchak

404 pages, Figs, tabs, maps

McGill-Queens University Press

Paperback | Jun 1995 [1997 reprint] | #53716 | ISBN: 0773513469
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Hardback | Jun 1995 | #53715 | ISBN: 0773513450
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Examines the problems and prospects facing the forestry industry worldwide, with a thorough analysis of the changes taking place at the ecological, social and economic levels.

Logging the Globe is a timely and original study of one of the most controversial and urgent subjects in the global environmental debate. It is the work of an insider to the forest products industry but its perspective on that industry is shrewdly critical. This is the broadest synthesis yet on the international timber trade which links North and South, temperate and tropical regions of the world. The work's greatest virtue lies in its excellent studies of the industry in Latin America, Asia, and Canada. Richard Tucker, School of Natural Resources, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.


Part 1 Northern forests, northern industry: northern forestry in changing conditions; restructuring the northern industry; the profligate century and its aftermath in British Columbia - a case study; Japan and the creation of a global industry. Part 2 Forests and people in the southern hemisphere: tropical forests and forest dwellers; industrial forestry in the southern hemisphere; the tropical forestry action plan and plantation forestry; Thailand, the land no one should use - a case study; Indonesia - peddlars, princes, and loggers - a case study; the plantation economy in Brazil - a case study; Chilean temperate and plantation forests - a case study. Conclusion: sustainable forests and communities.

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