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Tropical Forests and the Human Spirit: Journeys to the Brink of Hope

Roger Stone and Claudia D'Andrea


Tropical forests are vanishing at an alarming rate. This book, based on extensive international field research, highlights one solution for preserving this precious resource: empowering local people who depend on the forest for survival. Synthesizing a vast amount of information, it provides a tour of global efforts to empower community-based forest stewards. Along the way, the book shows the fundamental importance of tropical forest ecosystems and deepens our sense of urgency to save them for the benefit of billions of rural people in tropical and subtropical regions, as well as for countless ... More

Keywords: tropical forests, forest stewards, ecosystems, rural people, tropical regions, subtropical regions, plants, animals, destitute forests, forest resources

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780520217997
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520217997.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roger Stone, author

Claudia D'Andrea, author