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Author Dean, Warren.

Title With broadax and firebrand [electronic resource] : the destruction of the Brazilian Atlantic forest / Warren Dean.

Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, 1997, c1995.


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 Axe ACLS Humanities E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Edition 1st pbk. printing.
Description xx, 482 p. : maps ; 23 cm.
Series ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 365-440) and index.
Contents The forest evolves -- Humans invade: the first wave -- Humans invade: the second wave -- Estrangement: depopulation and the regrown forest -- Gold and diamonds, ants and cattle -- Science discovers the forest -- The forest under Brazilian rule -- Coffee dispossesses the forest -- Instruments of devastation -- Speculation and conservation -- Industrial nomadism, predatory industrialism -- The development imperative -- Unsustainable developments -- Getting it off the paper -- The value of bare ground.
Reproduction Electronic text and image data. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan, Michigan Publishing, 2004. Includes both TIFF files and keyword searchable text. ([ACLS Humanities E-Book]) Mode of access: Intranet. This volume is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Subject Deforestation -- Brazil -- Atlantic Coast -- History.
Rain forests -- Brazil -- Atlantic Coast -- History.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Brazil -- Atlantic Coast -- History.
Atlantic Coast (Brazil) -- Environmental conditions -- History.
Added Author American Council of Learned Societies.
In: ACLS Humanities E-Book. URL:
ISBN 0520208862

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