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Author Vandermeer, John H.

Title Breakfast of biodiversity : the truth about rain forest destruction / John Vandermeer and Ivette Perfecto ; foreword by Vandana Shiva
Published Oakland, Calif. : Institute for Food and Development Policy, [1995]


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 MELB  333.751370913 Van/Bob  AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 185 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents Slicing up the rain forest on your breakfast cereal -- The rain forest is neither fragile nor stable -- Farming on rain forest soils -- The political economy of agriculture in rain forest areas -- The multiple faces of agriculture in the modern world system -- The political ecology of logging and related activities -- Rain forest conservation: the direct or indirect approach? -- Biodiversity, agriculture, and rain forests -- Who constructs the rain forest? -- Past causes, future models, present action
Notes "A Food first book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-174) and index
Subject Agricultural ecology -- Tropics.
Banana trade -- Environmental aspects -- Costa Rica.
Biodiversity conservation -- Tropics.
Deforestation -- Environmental aspects -- Tropics.
Forest biodiversity conservation -- Tropics.
Rain forest conservation.
Rain forest ecology.
Author Perfecto, Ivette.
LC no. 95006598
ISBN 0935028668 (paperback)