February 28, 2007
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Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 4, NUMBER 2, FEBRUARY 1991
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
Global Forest Resources, A.S. Mather, 341 pp., 1990, £40
(Belhaven). Includes a history of forests, and discusses their exploitation and
sustainable use. Reviewed by K. Mellanby in Nature, p. 26, Nov. 1, 1990.
Australian Tropical Rainforests, L.J. Webb, J. Kikkawa, Eds., 192
pp., 1990, £55 (CSIRO). Contains 22 papers on the tropical rainforest in
the province of Queensland, providing a multidisciplinary view of the political,
ethical and philosophical outgrowths of science that now stimulate public
awareness and debate. The rainforest, which is thought to have persisted as wet
tropics over the last six million years, is now listed in the World Heritage
List. Reviewed by K. Mellanby, ibid.
The Amazon: A Satellite's View (Amazonia: Olhos de Satelite),
143 pp., 1990, approx. US$130 (text in Portuguese, English and French).
Published by Editoraš˘es Ltda.; available from A.G. Ferreira, Rua
Morura, Brazil, 50, Sao Paulo, SP Brazil 05507.
Contains false color satellite images of changes that have occurred from
settlement, mining, ranching and hydroelectric dams. Contrasts these images page
by page with terrestrial photographs of nature, flowers, settlers, burned
clearings. Briefly reviewed, with accompanying photographs by J. Beard in New
Scientist, p. 50, Oct. 20, 1990, and by R. Bonalume in Nature, p.
344, Sep. 27, 1990.
The Burning Season. The Murder of Chico Mendes and the Fight for the
Amazon Rain Forest, A. Revkin, 317 pp., 1990, $19.95 (Houghton)/£16
hbk./£9.99 pbk. (Collins, U.K.).
Traces Mendes' life, his development of the concept of the "extractive
reserve," and his conclusion that it is rational to save the rainforest
because it will be worth more if it can be harvested sustainably. Follows events
relating to the rainforest after his death. Reviewed by A. Anderson in Nature,
p. 805, Aug. 30, 1990.
Saving the Tropical Forests, J. Gradwohl, R. Greenberg, 207 pp.,
1988, $34.95 (Island).
A sourcebook on the causes and effects of tropical deforestation with
several case studies and coverage of restoration of tropical forests. Reviewed
by P.H. Raven in Clim. Change, p. 141, 1990.
Development or Destruction: The Conversion of Forest to Pasture in
Latin America, H.A. Pearson, S.B. Hecht, T.E. Downing, Eds., 416 pp., May
1990, $25 (Westview). A study from the U.S. Man and Biosphere Program that
explored the dynamics of cattle production, its social and environmental
effects, and alternatives to pasture conversions.
Tropical Resources: Ecology and Development, J.I. Furtado, W.B.
Morgan et al., Eds., 304 pp., May 1990 (Harwood, distributed by STBS). Also
published as Resour. Mgmt. Optimization, 7(1-4).
Contains a broad range of topics including discussions of how to utilize
available tropical resources (forests, wildlife, wetlands, sea); ecological
considerations of pasture resources; tropical soils and their relation to
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