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Insatiable appetite : the United States and the ecological degradation of the tropical world

Author: Richard P Tucker
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2007.
Series: Exploring world history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Concise rev. edView all editions and formats
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Traces the transformation of the tropics in modern times. Exploring the central role of the US in the devastation of tropical lands, this title highlights the pressure caused by the demands of US  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard P Tucker
ISBN: 0742553655 9780742553651
OCLC Number: 77004284
Description: ix, 267 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: America's global environmental reach --
America's sweet tooth: cane sugar transforms tropical lowlands --
Banana republics: Yankee fruit companies and the tropical American lowlands --
The last drop: the American coffee market and the hill regions of South America --
The tropical cost of the automotive age: corporate rubber empires and the rainforest --
The crop on hooves: American cattle ranching in Latin America --
Unsustainable yield: American loggers and foresters in the tropics --
Conclusions: consuming appetites.
Series Title: Exploring world history.
Responsibility: Richard P. Tucker.
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This insightful work condenses and updates the original 2000 edition. Tucker explores the ecological destruction of tropical environments by US capitalists and corporations. . . . The author largely Read more...

 
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