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Author Dean, Warren.

Title With broadax and firebrand : the destruction of the Brazilian Atlantic forest / Warren Dean
Edition First paperback print
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, 1997
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 482 pages) : maps
Contents The forest evolves -- Humans invade: the first wave -- Humans invade: the second wave -- Estrangement: depopulation and the regrown forest -- Gold and diamonds, ants and cattle -- Science discovers the forest -- The forest under Brazilian rule -- Coffee dispossesses the forest -- Instruments of devastation -- Speculation and conservation -- Industrial nomadism, predatory industrialism -- The development imperative -- Unsustainable developments -- Getting it off the paper -- The value of bare ground
Analysis Brazil
Forests Exploitation History
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-440) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Deforestation -- Brazil -- Atlantic Coast -- History.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Brazil -- Atlantic Coast -- History.
Rain forests -- Brazil -- Atlantic Coast -- History.
Atlantic Coast (Brazil) -- Environmental conditions -- History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520208862
0520919084 (electronic bk.)
0585130485 (electronic bk.)
9780520919082 (electronic bk.)
9780585130484 (electronic bk.)