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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

University of Chicago Press

Paperback | Jan 2011 | #186977 | ISBN-13: 9780226322728
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Paperback | Jan 1994 | #8513 | ISBN: 0140133828
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Hardback | Oct 1989 | #6479 | ISBN: 0860912612
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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.

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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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.

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