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The Fate of the Forest Developers, Destroyers and Defenders of the Amazon

By: Susanna Hecht and Alexander Cockburn
387 pages, Maps, tabs
The Fate of the Forest
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  • The Fate of the Forest ISBN: 9780226322728 Paperback Jan 2011 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 6 days
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The Amazon rain forest covers more than five million square kilometers amid the territories of nine different nations and represents over half of the planet's remaining rain forest.

This book highlights in compelling detail the panorama of destruction that has occured in Amazonia and also reveals the extraordinary turnaround that is now taking place, thanks to both the social movements, and the emergence of new environmental markets.

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Susanna Hecht is professor in the School of Public Affairs and the Institute of the Environment at the University of California, Los Angeles. Alexander Cockburn is coeditor of CounterPunch, a regular columnist for the Nation and First Post, and the author of several books, including Political Ecology, Corruptions of Empire, and The Golden Age Is in Us.
By: Susanna Hecht and Alexander Cockburn
387 pages, Maps, tabs
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Hecht's and Cockburn's historical perspective is illuminating.... They are to be congratulated. - Nature "This is a powerful book, elegantly written and well informed." - Times Literary Supplement"
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