The Brazilian Amazon Rainforest

The Brazilian Amazon Rainforest

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Barbosa (sociology, San Francisco State University) provides a global, world-systemic analysis of the problem of deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. He shows how changes in global ecopolitics demanding sustainable development, coupled with the onset of democracy in Brazil, substantially altered the battle over the future of Amazonia. He describes deforestation in the region in the context of an expanding frontier of global capitalism, and compares Amazon experiences with those of Costa Rica, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, ORThe Rio Declaration and Agenda 21 provided us with further steps towards a model of aquot;sustainable development;aquot; an ... It seeks to be comprehensive in its scope, and to make recommendations on the measures which would be taken to anbsp;...

Title:The Brazilian Amazon Rainforest
Author:Luiz C. Barbosa
Publisher:University Press of America - 2000


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