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  • The Emerald Planet
    The Emerald Planet (English, Paperback) David Beerling

    The Emerald Planet is the tale of our world's past - and future - as revealed by plants. Over the immensity of geological time, plants have been powerful agents of change, shaping the climate, the planet, and affecting the evolutionary path of all life. Here, David Beerling tells how.

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  • Things Fall Apart?
    Things Fall Apart? (English, Hardback) Pauline von Hellermann

    Governance failure and corruption are increasingly identified as key causes of tropical deforestation. In Nigeria's Edo State, once the showcase of scientific forestry in West Africa, large-scale forest conversion and the virtual depletion of timber stocks are invariably attributed to recent failures in forest management...

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  • Global Deforestation
    Global Deforestation (English, Hardback) Christiane Runyan, Paolo D'Odorico

    A concise but comprehensive interdisciplinary examination of global deforestation for a broad audience of scientists and policymakers.

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  • Finding Eden
    Finding Eden (English, Hardback) Robin Hanbury-Tenison

    The story of the expedition that launched the global rainforest movement

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  • Great Bear Rainforest
    Great Bear Rainforest (English, Hardback) Ian McAllister, Karen Mcallister

    Winner of the 1998 Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award for BC Book of the Year

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  • A Tale of Trees
    A Tale of Trees (Hardback) Derek Niemann

    The extraordinary untold story of what happened to Britain's ancient woodland.

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  • On the Edge
    On the Edge (English, Hardback) Claude Martin

    "[The author] brings together information from remote imaging, ecology, and economics to explain deforestation and forest health through the world"--Front jacket flap.

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  • The Survival of Easter Island
    The Survival of Easter Island (English, Hardback) Jan J. Boersema

    Jan J. Boersema reconstructs the ecological and cultural history of Easter Island and critiques the hitherto accepted theory of its collapse.

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  • Shabono
    Shabono (English, Paperback) Florinda Donner

    Follows the adventures of anthropologist Florinda Donner as she experiences, firsthand, the wild mystery and slow destruction of an indigenous tribe in the endangered rainforest. Her images of daily life with the Yanomama helps to show a civilization threatened by extinction.

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  • Sacrificing The Forest
    Sacrificing The Forest (English, Paperback) Karen L. O'Brien

    "The Selva Lacandona of Chiapas, Mexico, has received a tremendous amount of attention since the Zapatista uprising began in 1994. Concerns have focused on both the rapid rate of deforestation in Mexic"

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  • Tropical Forests
    Tropical Forests (English, Paperback) Thomas K. Rudel

    In Tropical Forests, Rudel analyzes hundreds of local studies from the past twenty years to develop a much-needed, global perspective on deforestation. With separate chapters on individual regions, including South and Central America, the Caribbean, and Africa, Rudel's work offers an up-to-date assessment of the world's tropical forests. In the concluding chapter, Rudel considers the implications of these trends and describes policy directions for conserving biodiversity and promoting sustainable development in each region.

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  • A Matter of Mutual Survival
    A Matter of Mutual Survival (English, Paperback) Gunter Burkard

    This volume contains a collection of articles based on empirical social science research in forest margin communities around the Lore Lindu National Park in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. It refers to a worldwide and particularly topical issue, regarding the declining forest resources and man's role in the observed processes of nature degradation.

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  • Quality and Legitimacy of Global Governance
    Quality and Legitimacy of Global Governance (English, Hardback) Timothy Cadman

    As the international community struggles with major issues such as deforestation, it is increasingly turning to sustainable development and market-based mechanisms to tackle environmental problems. Focusing on forestry, this book investigates the legitimacy of global forums and evaluates the quality of global governance in the current era.

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  • Deforestation Research Progress
    Deforestation Research Progress (Hardback) Ilya B. Sanchez

    Deforestation is the conversion of forested areas to non-forest land for use such as arable land, urban use, logged areas, or wasteland. Generally, the removal or destruction of significant areas of forest cover has resulted in a degraded environment with reduced biodiversity. This book provides research from around the globe in this field.

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  • Global Climate Change Policy and Carbon Markets
    Global Climate Change Policy and Carbon Markets (English, Hardback) Richard H. Rosenzweig

    In this book, Richard Rosenzweig, describes the policies proposed and adopted in the first generation of climate change policy-making including the Kyoto Protocol and the carbon markets and assesses their failure to halt the increases of rising emissions of greenhouse gases.

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  • The Tropical Timber Trade Regime
    The Tropical Timber Trade Regime (English, Hardback) F. Gale

    Gale explains why international negotiations have not produced a sustainable solution to tropical rainforest degradation. Using an innovative, critical approach to international regimes, the author analyzes the structure and operation of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO).

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  • High-Latitude Rainforests and Associated Ecosystems of the West Coast of the Americas
    High-Latitude Rainforests and Associated Ecosystems of the West Coast of the Americas (English, Hardback) R.G. Lawford

    Regional intercomparisons between ecosystems on different continents can be a powerful tool to better understand the ways in which ecosystems respond to global change.

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  • Economics of Deforestation
    Economics of Deforestation (English, Hardback) Sven Wunder

    Tropical forests are disappearing at an unaltered pace, giving way to alternative land uses. Following a survey of different deforestation definitions, theories and empirical evidence, a case-study of Ecuador provides a versatile historical picture of factors affecting forest loss throughout different periods, regions and ecosystems.

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  • Law, Tropical Forests and Carbon
    Law, Tropical Forests and Carbon (English, Hardback) Rosemary Lyster

    This interdisciplinary and in-depth critical analysis of REDD+ offers perspectives on its enforcement under international law.

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  • Deforestation in the Teknaf Peninsula of Bangladesh
    Deforestation in the Teknaf Peninsula of Bangladesh (English, Hardback) Masakazu Tani

    This book presents a political ecology study on deforestation in the Teknaf Peninsula of Bangladesh. The individual analyses presented in the book are entirely based on primary information obtained through original field work conducted over a period of 7 years, and on remote sensing using satellite imagery and GIS techniques.

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