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A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
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FROM VOLUME 7, NUMBER 4, APRIL 1994

BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...

  • FORESTS

Item #d94apr116

Three books on deforestation reviewed by D. Hall, New Scientist, pp. 42-43, Dec. 4, 1993:

The Struggle for Land and the Fate of the Forests, M. Colchester, L. Lohmann, Eds., 389 pp., 1993, £32.95/$49.95 cloth, £12.95/$17.50 paper (Zed Books). Concerns the exploitation of indigenous groups by economic and social pressures as a cause of deforestation.

Who Will Save the Forests? Knowledge, Power and Environmental Destruction, T. Banjuri, F.A. Marglin, Eds., 195 pp., 1993, £32.95/$55 cloth, £11.95/$17.50 paper (Zed Books). Four case studies in India, Finland and the U.S. lead to the conclusion that management of forests should incorporate indigenous methods.

World Forests for the Future: Their Use and Conservation, K. Ramakrishna, G.M. Woodwell, Eds., 156 pp., 1993, £14.94/$20 (Yale). Seven papers that argue for establishing an international forestry commission that would stimulate the fusion of ecological and economic interests.


Item #d94apr117

The Earthscan Reader in Tropical Forestry, S. Rietbergen, Ed., 350 pp., Jan. 1994, £19.95 (Earthscan/Island).

Discusses issues of tropical forest management, including biodiversity, sustainable management, slash-and-burn agriculture, and indigenous peoples.

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