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On the Web: Articles

Disappearance of Amazon Rainforest Brings Pledge of Emergency Action. John Vidal, Guardian (6/28/03).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Rainforest Action Network

Resources for the Future

In the Library: Articles

Barboza, Luiz C. "The world-system & the destruction of the Brazilian Amazon rain forest," Review 16,2 (spr 93):215-40.

Bennett, Charles F. "Deforestation in the neotropics: causes, consequences, prospects," Proceedings of the Pacific Coast Conference on Latin American Studies 8 (1981-82):55-61.

Corry, Stephen. "The rainforest harvest: who reaps the benefit?" Ecologist 23 (7-8/93):148-53.

Iltis, Hugh H. "What will be their fate? Tropical rainforests," Environment 25 (12/83).

Kernan, Henry S. "The tropical rain-forest: selection or clearcut?" American Forests 80 (3/74):12-14, 58.

Ledec, Geroge. "The political economy of tropical deforestation," in H. Jeffrey Leonard (ed.) Divesting Nature's Capital: The Political Economy of Environmental Destruction in the Third World (NY: Holmes & Meier, 1985).

Stanley, Denise. "Demystifying the tragedy of the commons: the resin tappers of Honduras," Grassroots Development (3/15/91):27-35.

Williams, Michael. "The history of deforestation," History Today (5/01): 30-37.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Banuri, Tariq & Frederique Apffel Marglin (eds.) Living with the Forests: Knowledge, Power & Environmental Destruction (London: Verso, 1993).

Barbier, Edward B. The Economics of Tropical Deforestation (London, 1992).

Gillis, Malcolm & Robert Repetto. Deforestation & Government Policy (San Francisco: International Center for Economic Growth, 1988).

Jensen, Derrick. & George Draffan. Strangely Like War: The Global Assault on Forests (White River Junction VT: Chelsea Green, 2003).

Menotti, Victor. Ten Threats from the WTO on the World's Forests: The Globalization of Industrial Forestry (San Francisco, 1999).

Repetto, Robert & Malcolm Gillis (eds.) Public Policies & the Misuse of Forest Resources (NY: Cambridge, 1988).

Richards, John F. & Richard P. Tucker (eds.) World Deforestation in the 20th Century (Durham: Duke, 1988).

Vandermeer, John & Ivette Perfecto. Breakfast of Biodiversity: The Truth About Rain Forest Destruction (Oakland, CA: Food First Books, 1995).

World Rainforest Movement. Rainforest Destruction: Causes, Effects, & False Solutions (Kuala Lumpur: WRM, 1990).

In the Library: Fiction

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Can Tropical Rainforests Be Saved?" [1992], dir. Robert Richter, 120m. From Pacific Arts.

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