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Tropical Forests and the Human Spirit

Journeys to the Brink of Hope

by Roger D. Stone

  • 343 Want to read
  • 15 Currently reading

Published by University of California Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Deforestation,
  • Forests, rainforests,
  • Management of land & natural resources,
  • Social impact of environmental issues,
  • Forest management,
  • Community forests,
  • Nature,
  • Tropics,
  • Business/Economics,
  • Nature/Ecology,
  • Trees & Forests - Rainforests,
  • Management,
  • Environmental Conservation & Protection - General,
  • Nature / General,
  • Citizen participation,
  • Ecology,
  • General,
  • Forest conservation

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages325
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7711276M
    ISBN 100520230892
    ISBN 109780520230897

    Tag: tropical forests The Science and Spirituality of Trees At the risk of sounding like a nineteenth century Romantic painter or poet, I feel that trees echo a part of the human spirit that otherwise remains silent in our day to day urban lives. Tropical rainforests can be characterized in two words: hot and wet. Mean monthly temperatures exceed 18 °C (64 °F) during all months of the year. Average annual rainfall is no less than 1, mm (66 in) and can exceed 10 m ( in) although it typically lies between 1, mm (69 in) and 3, mm ( in). This high level of precipitation often results in poor soils due to leaching of.

    Tropical forests have, in equal measure, fascinated and frustrated naturalists, explorers and scientists for centuries. one methodological and one theoretical – animate this book. The first is the establishment of large-scale, permanent forest-dynamics plots in most of the major tropical forest regions of the world. are concise, well Author: Patrick Baker.   This full-color illustrated textbook offers the first comprehensive introduction to all major aspects of tropical ecology. It explains why the world's tropical rain forests are so universally rich in species, what factors may contribute to high species richness, how nutrient cycles affect rain forest ecology, and how ecologists investigate the complex interrelationships 5/5(1).

    Threats to the continued existence of the forests represent threats to tens of thousands of species of organisms, both plants and animals. It is all the more surprising, therefore, that there have been no major scientific accounts published in recent years since the classic handbook by Paul W. Richards, The Tropical Rain Forest in This important book for scientists and nonscientists alike calls attention to a most urgent global problem: the rapidly accelerating loss of plant and animal species to increasing human population pressure and the demands of economic development. Based on a major conference sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences and the Smithsonian Institution, Biodiversity creates a .


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Tropical Forests and the Human Spirit by Roger D. Stone Download PDF EPUB FB2

"This book is a remarkably personal report of the authors' trans-tropical experiences with forest dwellers. The experience was extensive, sometimes spanning years, and the report is the work of professional reporters, experienced at reaching to the core of critical issues of life and by: 8.

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 that has never been brought together in one place, Roger D.

Stone and Claudia. Tropical Forests and the Human Spirit: Journeys to the Brink of Hope. In this Book. Additional Information. Tropical Forests and the Human Spirit: Journeys to the Brink of Hope why international institutions and national governments have been unable and unwilling to stem the accelerating loss of tropical forestland.

This book argues we are Cited by: 8. Tropical Forests and the Human Spirit. Book Description: 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 that has. 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 that has never been brought together in one place, Roger D. Stone and Claudia D'Andrea provide a. Tropical Forests and the Human Spirit Roger D.

Stone, Claudia D'Andrea Published by University of California Press Stone, Roger D. and Claudia D' by: 8. Request PDF | On Mar 1,Francis E Putz and others published [Book Review: Tropical Forests and the Human Spirit: Journeys to the Brink of Hope] |. Get this from a library. Tropical Forests and the Human Spirit: Journeys to the Brink of Hope.

[Roger D Stone; 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. Get this from a library. Tropical forests and the human spirit: journeys to the brink of hope.

[Roger D Stone] -- 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.

Tropical Nature: Life and Death in the Rain Forests of Central and South America [Adrian Forsyth, Ken Miyata, Dr. Thomas Lovejoy] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Tropical Nature: Life and Death in the Rain Forests of Central and South AmericaCited by: The astounding richness and biodiversity of tropical forests is rapidly dwindling.

This has severely altered the vital biogeochemical cycles of carbon, phosphorus, nitrogen etc. and has led to the change in global climate and pristine natural ecosystems. In this elegant book, we have defined "Tropical Forests" broadly, into five different themes: (1) tropical forest structure, synergy.

Title: Tropical Rainforests Author: Seymour Simon Genre: Photographic Essay Theme(s): Life in a Rainforest Opening line/sentence: Imagine being surrounded by thick walls of green plants. Brief Book Summary: This photographic essay by Seymour Simon elaborately describes the ins and outs of the tropical rainforests of the anied by vivid and detailed photos, this /5.

forest, a dense growth of trees, together with other plants, covering a large area of land. The science concerned with the study, preservation, and management of forests is forestry.A forest is an ecosystem—a community of plants and animals interacting with one another and with the physical environment (see ecology).The forests of the world are classified in three general.

Significant human impacts on tropical forests have been considered the preserve of recent societies, linked to large-scale deforestation, extensive and intensive agriculture, resource mining Cited by:   Spirit of the Rainforest: A Yanomamo Shaman’s Story.

By Mark Andrew Ritchie. Island Lake, IL: Island Lake Press, pp. Mark Andrew Ritchie group up in poverty in Afghanistan, South Texas, and Oregon. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity International University (). In addition to Spirit of the Rainforest he is [ ].

Forest Use and Misuse Forest Use and Misuse Chapter: (p) Chapter 1 Forest Use and Misuse Source: Tropical Forests and the Human Spirit Author(s): Roger D. Yes, Tropical Forests Tragically Burned This Summer, but Here’s What You Can Do Fires stoked worldwide anxiety, but Smithsonian forest ecologist Kristina Anderson-Teixeira offers a few practices Author: Kristina J.

Anderson-Teixeira. The sections on human impact have been extended to include a new global assessment of deforestation as well as details of new research on biodiversity and conservation. This new edition of Whitmore's classic introduction to tropical rain forests has been comprehensively revised and updated, reflecting the changes which have taken place since it /5.

Tropical Forests and the Genus Homo Article (PDF Available) in Evolutionary Anthropology Issues News and Reviews December with Reads How we measure 'reads'. Tropical Forests Sean C Thomas,University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Jennifer L Baltzer,University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Tropical forests, while occupying only one-tenth of the world’s land area, are disproportionately important in terms of global biogeochemical cycles and as home toFile Size: KB.

Tropical Forest Destruction for Children’s Books 3 Summary 4 1 The German Book Market – Production and Import 6 The German Children’s Book Market 10 Publishing Houses for Children’s Books 11 2 The Origin of Paper and Fibres 12 File Size: KB.This chapter discusses the state of forest conservation in Africa and presents several examples of biodiversity conservation efforts involving local communities.

The misguided intervention of colonial and postcolonial foresters and administrators in the continent, along with the growing population, were the main reasons for forest loss in the past century.

The actions and policies. If only forests were protected from human interference, we think, things would surely be better. Based on decades of botanical fieldwork, Charles M. Peters disagrees. His key claim is expressed in the book’s paradoxical title – “wild” tropical forests are virtually all the result of local people’s management.