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Requiem for nature

Author: John Terborgh
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Island Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using Manu National Park in the rain forest of Peru as a standard, the author addresses the multiple threats of civilization to the precarious state of the tropics. He "makes a compelling case that nature can be saved only if good science and strong institutions can be thoughtfully combined."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Terborgh, John, 1936-
Requiem for nature.
Washington, D.C. : Island Press, ©1999
(DLC) 99021385
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Terborgh
ISBN: 1417539518 9781417539512 1597268828 9781597268820
OCLC Number: 60779333
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 234 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The making of a dissident --
Assessing the present --
Paradise fading --
The danger within --
Parks: the last bastions of nature --
Protecting biodiversity --
Preserving biodiversity for posterity --
Tropical forests: worth more dead than alive --
From wildlands to wasteland: land use and the mirage of sustainable development --
Why conservation in the tropics is failing: the need for a new paradigm --
Hard choices in the twenty-first century --
Nature, a global commons.
Responsibility: John Terborgh.
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Using Manu National Park in the rain forest of Peru as a standard, the author addresses the multiple threats of civilization to the precarious state of the tropics. He "makes a compelling case that nature can be saved only if good science and strong institutions can be thoughtfully combined."--Jacket.

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