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With broadax and firebrand : the destruction of the Brazilian Atlantic forest

Author: Warren Dean; American Council of Learned Societies.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1997, ©1995.
Series: ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st pbk. printingView all editions and formats
Publication:ACLS Humanities E-Book.
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This text chronicles the chaotic path to what could be one of the greatest natural disasters of modern times: the disappearance of the Atlantic Forest. Based on documentary and scientific resources,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Warren Dean; American Council of Learned Societies.
ISBN: 0520208862 9780520208865
OCLC Number: 795122203
Reproduction Notes: Electronic text and image data. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan, Scholarly Publishing Office, 2004. includes both TIFF files and keyword searchable text. ([ACLS Humanities E-Book]) Mode of access: Intranet. This volume is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Description: xx, 482 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: The forest evolves --
Humans invade: the first wave --
Humans invade: the second wave --
Estrangement: depopulation and the regrown forest --
Gold and diamonds, ants and cattle --
Science discovers the forest --
The forest under Brazilian rule --
Coffee dispossesses the forest --
Instruments of devastation --
Speculation and conservation --
Industrial nomadism, predatory industrialism --
The development imperative --
Unsustainable developments --
Getting it off the paper --
The value of bare ground.
Series Title: ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Responsibility: Warren Dean.

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