Ecology and Development in the Third World

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Contents
List of platesviii
List of figuresix
List of tablesx
Preface to the first editionxi
Preface to the second editionxiii
1Introduction1
2Development and natural vegetation4
The natural vegetation of the tropics and subtropics 4
The concept of biodiversity 6
The demand for the resources of the forest 8
The effects of the deforestation 11
Managing the ecodisaster 13
Case study A: Social forestry in India 16
Case study B: Changes in the Amazon rainforest 17
Key ideas 19
3The environmental impact of land development21
The background 21
Case study C: Land degradation in El Salvador 23
Agricultural development: the general case 23
Agricultural development: the marginal lands 26
Other types of land degradation 30
Case study D: The Yallahs Valley, eastern Jamaica: an example of the utilization of marginal lands 31
Key ideas 34

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Plates viii
  • Figures ix
  • Tables x
  • Preface to the First Edition xi
  • Preface to the Second Edition xiii
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • 2 - Development and Natural Vegetation 4
  • 3 - The Environmental Impact of Land Development 21
  • 4 - Development of Water Resources 35
  • 5 - Development and Changing Air Quality 54
  • 6 - Urban Development and Environmental Change 66
  • 7 - The Global Concern 80
  • 8 - Concepts and Mechanisms for Environmental Management 95
  • 9 - Environmental Problems and the Third World Development 108
  • Review Questions, References and Further Reading 115
  • Index 121
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