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World deforestation in the twentieth century

World deforestation in the twentieth century

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Published by Duke University Press in Durham .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Deforestation -- History -- 20th century -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by John F. Richards and Richard P. Tucker.
    SeriesDuke Press policy studies
    ContributionsRichards, John F., Tucker, Richard P., 1938-, Duke University. Center for International Studies.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsSD418 .W67 1988
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 321 p. :
    Number of Pages321
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2401723M
    ISBN 100822307847
    LC Control Number87031953

      Adas, M. Colonization, commercial agriculture, and the destruction of the deltaic rainforests of British Burma in the late nineteenth century. In Tucker, R.P. and Richards, J.F., editors, Global deforestation and the nineteenth-century world economy, Durham, NC: Duke University Press, Google ScholarCited by:   The history of the twentieth century is most often told through its world wars, the rise and fall of communism, or its economic upheavals. In his startling new book, J. R. McNeill gives us our first general account of what may prove to be the most significant dimension of the twentieth century: its environmental history/5(3).

    Forest Recollections book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. I stayed [in the forest] for two nights. The first night, nothi 4/5. Cattle ranching is another cause of deforestation that is not new to the people of the region. The practice began during the beginning of Portuguese colonization in the 16 th century. Although cattle ranching has been around for centuries, it really saw its take off in the mid twentieth century.

    The global effects of deforestation cause major problems worldwide. Deforestation can be on a small scale the size of someone's backyard or of large mountain ranges. Humans have practiced accidental and controlled deforestation for centuries to . Insatiable Appetite: The United States and the Ecological Degradation of the Tropical World by Tucker, Richard P. available in Hardcover on , also read synopsis and reviews. In the late s American entrepreneurs became participants in the year history of European Author: Richard P. Tucker.


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World Deforestation in the Twentieth Century (Duke Press Policy Studies) Paperback – June 6, by John F. Richards (Editor), Richard P. Tucker (Editor) See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover Format: Paperback. Book: World deforestation in the twentieth century.

pp.x + pp. refpp. of notes and refpp. of notes and Abstract: An introduction is followed by a collection of 11 essays by historians, political scientists and forestry experts, examining the complex historical antecedents of the ever-increasing rate of deforestation.

World Deforestation in the Twentieth Century is a collection of essays, written mostly by his-torians but with contributions from two geog-raphers, that examines the history of defores-tation, forest management policies, and the timber trade within and between selected de-veloping and developed regions of the world.

The Neolithic period is said to have seen extensive deforestation for farming land. In his book The History of Deforestation, the author Michael Williams says that "It is a common misconception that deforestation is a recent occurrence, gaining momentum in the tropical regions of the world since about " According to Williams, deforestation.

About World deforestation in the twentieth century book Author. John F. Richards is Professor of History at Duke University. He is the author of The Mughal Empire () and Mughal Administration in Golconda () and the editor of Land, Property and the Environment ().He is coeditor of World Deforestation in the Twentieth Century () and Global Deforestation and the Nineteenth-Century World.

World Deforestation in the Twentieth Century by John F. Richards,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Deforestation and forest degradation represent a significant fraction of the annual worldwide human-induced emission of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, the main source of biodiversity losses and the destruction of millions of people's homes.

Despite local/regional causes, its consequences are global. This book provides a general view about deforestation dynamics Cited by: 5. About the Author. John Richards was Professor of History at Duke University and editor of Land, Property and the Environment ().

He was also coeditor of World Deforestation in the Twentieth Century () and Global Deforestation and the Nineteenth-Century World Economy ().

He died in John McNeill is professor of history at Georgetown. Washington Post Book World. The history of the twentieth century is most often told through its world wars, the rise and fall of communism, or its economic upheavals.

In his startling new book, J. McNeill gives us our first general account of what may prove to be the most significant dimension of the twentieth century: its environmental history.4/5(54).

The Paperback of the World Deforestation in the Twentieth Century by John F. Richards at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more. B&N Outlet Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events HelpAuthor: John F. Richards. As governments determine how best to commit national efforts to achieve transformational change, The State of the World’s Forests (SOFO ) analyses the role that forests and trees – and the people who use and manage them – can play in helping countries achieve their objectives and bring about a brighter future.

SOFO IT IS A COMMON misconception that deforestation is a recent occurrence, gaining momentum in the tropical regions of the world since about But its history is long, and stretches far back into the corridors of time when humans first occupied the earth and began to use fire deliberately, probably some half-a-million years ago.

He was also coeditor of World Deforestation in the Twentieth Century () and Global Deforestation and the Nineteenth-Century World Economy ().

He died in He died in John McNeill is professor of history at Georgetown University and author of several books on world and environmental history, most recently Mosquito Empires.

The 20th (twentieth) century was a century that began on January 1, and ended on Decem It was the tenth and final century of the 2nd millennium. The 20th century was dominated by a chain of events that heralded significant changes in world history as to redefine the era: flu pandemic, World War I and World War II, nuclear power and space Centuries: 19th century, 20th century, 21st century.

Get this from a library. Tropical Forests: Regional Paths of Destruction and Regeneration in the Late Twentieth Century. [Thomas A Rudel] -- In Tropical Forests, Rudel analyzes hundreds of local studies from the past twenty years to develop a much-needed, global perspective on deforestation.

With separate chapters on individual regions. Ancient Deforestation Revisited Article (PDF Available) in Journal of the History of Biology 44(1) February with 2, Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: J. Donald Hughes. The Book That Incited a Worldwide Fear of Overpopulation ‘The Population Bomb’ made dire predictions—and triggered a wave of repression around the world.

Book Description: InTropical Forests, Rudel analyzes hundreds of local studies from the past twenty years to develop a much-needed, global perspective on separate chapters on individual regions, including South and Central America, the Caribbean, and Africa, Rudel's work offers an up-to-date assessment of the world's tropical forests.

Nevertheless, it is largely unknown that the demand for timber and fuel by the railways during the colonial period put tremendous pressure on these forests. According to one estimate, the railways consumed approximately one-third of the timber out-turn of the country in the early twentieth century.

Wooden sleepers were used to lay tracks. What's the challenge? How can we best conserve the world's rainforests in the face of pressures from the palm oil industry, timber trade, and biofuels? The Eliasch Review into deforestation Gordon Brown and Johan Eliasch launched the Eliasch Review into deforestation on 14 October It was an independent report to government, that focused.In contrast to nineteenth- and twentieth-century deforestation in the world's temperate zones, deforestation in the tropics did not begin in earnest until afterreaching rates of 12 million hectares per year in the s.

Rates have slowed in the twenty-first century, but not by much.In Tropical Forests, Rudel analyzes hundreds of local studies from the past twenty years to develop a much-needed, global perspective on deforestation. With separate chapters on individual regions, including South and Central America, the Caribbean, and Africa, Rudel's work offers an up-to-date assessment of the world's tropical forests.

In the concluding chapter.