Tropical forests regional paths of destruction and regeneration in the late twentieth century by Thomas K. Rudel

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Published by Columbia University Press in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Deforestation -- Tropics,
  • Rain forest conservation

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-220).

Book details

StatementThomas K. Rudel.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsSD418.3.T76 T763 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 231 p. :
Number of Pages231
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15599366M
ISBN 10023113195X, 0231131941
LC Control Number2005041419
OCLC/WorldCa58478605

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