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Brazil and the struggle for rubber : a study in environmental history / monograph.

Author: Warren Dean
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Series: Studies in environment and history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Brazil once enjoyed a near monopoly in rubber when the commodity was gathered in the wild. In this innovative study, Warren Dean demonstrates that environmental factors have played a key role in the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Warren Dean
ISBN: 9780521334778 0521334772 9780521526920 0521526922
OCLC Number: 908268816
Notes: Originally published 1987. First paperback edition 2002. Transferred to digital printing 2008.
Description: xv, 234 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Explanatory notes; Abbreviations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Prometheus in reverse, 1855-1876; 2. Awaiting developments, 1876-1906; 3. Production and folklore, 1876-1910; 4. The reason why, 1904-1923; 5. A jump in the dark, 1923-1940; 6. The battle for rubber, 1940-1945; 7. Administrative discontinuities, 1946-1961; 8. Complete perplexity, 1961-1972; 9. Economically guaranteed, 1973-1986; Conclusion; Appendix; Notes; Glossary; Index.
Series Title: Studies in environment and history.
Responsibility: Warren Dean.

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