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  • Author:
    Susanna Hecht,Alexander Cockburn
  • ISBN:
    0860912612
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    978-0860912613
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    Verso; First Edition edition (October 17, 1989)
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and indigenous leaders who are standing up bravely to the multinational corporations destroying the forest.

Along the way, we meet a myriad of environmental activists, union organizers, and indigenous leaders who are standing up bravely to the multinational corporations destroying the forest.

The murder of rubber tapper Chico Mendes in December, 1988 drew the world's attention to the struggle for forest .

Susanna Hecht and Alexander Cockburn show in compelling detail the panorama of destruction as it unfolded, and also reveal the extraordinary turnaround that is now taking place, thanks to both the social movements, and the emergence of new environmental markets

Susanna Hecht and Alexander Cockburn show in compelling detail the panorama of destruction as it unfolded, and also reveal the extraordinary turnaround that is now taking place, thanks to both the social movements, and the emergence of new environmental markets. Exploring the role of human hands in destroying-and saving-this vast forested region, The Fate of the Forest pivots on the murder of Chico Mendes, the legendary labor and environmental organizer assassinated after successful confrontations with big ranchers.

It represents over half of the planet’s remaining rain forest. Susanna Hecht and Alexander Cockburn show in compelling detail the panorama of destruction as it unfolded, and also reveal the extraordinary turnaround that is now taking place, thanks to both the social movements, and the emergence of new environmental markets.

Hecht, Susanna B; Cockburn, Alexander.

In burning season, eight thousand fires rage daily, destroying the nut and rubber trees that provide the region's most economically and ecologically viable livelihood. School of Planning/UCLA) and Cockburn (Idle Passion, 1974; coauthor, Smoke, 1978) address here is the long history and complex of causes behind the present disastrous situation.

It represents over half of the planet's remaining rain forest. Is it truly in peril?

by Susanna B. Hecht and Alexander Cockburn. It represents over half of the planet's remaining rain forest.

Susanna Hecht, Alexander Cockburn. Place of Publication.

Penguin Books LTD. ISBN-10. Susanna Hecht, Alexander Cockburn. Natural History: General.

The first major book on the Amazon rain forest that discloses the chilling panorama of destruction, the power struggles of the defenders and destroyers, the work of Chico Mendes, and the clouded ecological future of this vast and precious area.