Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Trim: 6 x 9
978-0-7425-3481-0 • Hardback • May 2006 • $132.00 • (£102.00)
978-0-7425-3482-7 • Paperback • April 2006 • $46.00 • (£35.00)
Sharon L. Spray is assistant professor of political science and environmental studies at Elon University. Matt Moran is assistant professor of biology at Hendrix College.
Chapter 1 Threats to Biological Diversity: A Biological Perspective on Tropical Forests
Chapter 2 A Changing Landscape: A Geographical Perspective on Tropical Deforestation
Chapter 3 The Sweet Earth: A Biogeochemistry Perspective of Tropical Forest Soils
Chapter 4 From Farmers to Satellites: A Human Geography Perspective
Chapter 5 Tropical Trade-offs: An Economic Perspective on Tropical Forests
Chapter 6 Global Governance: An International Relations Perspective on Tropical Forests
Chapter 7 Concluding Thoughts
This anthology introduces readers to the essential concepts for understanding the environmental challenges and consequences of deforestation. The contributors, who are scientists and academics in the fields of ecology, political science, economics, geography, and environmental studies, provide readers with a tool kit for understanding the central concepts in each disciplinary perspective as well as the multidimensional aspects of deforestation.
— Scitech Book News