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Strangely like war : the global assault on forests / Derrick Jensen, George Draffan
Bib ID 1099005
Format BookBook
Author
Jensen, Derrick, 1960-
 
Description White River Junction, VT : Chelsea Green Publishing Company, 2003 
ix, 185 p. ; 22 cm. 
ISBN 1931498458 (alkaline paper)
Series

Politics of the living.

Summary

"Ever since Gilgamesh cut down the ancient cedar forests of Mesopotamia, civilizations have foundered and collapsed in the wake of widespread deforestation. Today, with three quarters of the world's original forests gone and the pace of cutting, clearing, processing, and pulping ever accelerating, Jensen and Draffan lay bare the stark scenario we face - we being not only people, but the nonhuman fabric of life itself - unless deforestation is slowed and stopped. A must read for anyone who wants to understand the relationship between deforestation and our ecological crisis as well as an essential "handbook" for activists everywhere."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Foreword / Vandana Shiva
  • Deforestation
  • Forest Dwellers
  • Accountability
  • Killing Forests
  • Pulping the World
  • Bodyguard of Lies
  • A Rigged System
  • Corruption
  • Globalization in the Red World
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 168-179) and index.

Subjects Deforestation -- History.  |  Deforestation -- Environmental aspects.  |  Clearcutting -- Environmental aspects.  |  Forest ecology.
Other authors/contributors Draffan, George, 1954-

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