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Unsustainable Yield: American Foresters and Tropical Timber Resources

Richard P. Tucker

in Insatiable Appetite: The United States and the Ecological Degradation of the Tropical World

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220874
eISBN:
9780520923812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220874.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the timber industry and the various timber resources. It starts with the exploitation of tropical timber during the twentieth century, which was mainly due to the expansion of ... More


Reconstructing Society and the Economy in the Ozarks

Brooks Blevins

in A History of the Ozarks, Volume 2: The Conflicted Ozarks

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042737
eISBN:
9780252051593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042737.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 5 charts the other part of the Reconstruction experience--the activities of social and economic reconstruction. Extending the story into the late 1880s, it follows the rapid construction of ... More


Brazil: Disentangling Green Industry from Brown Consequences

Benjamin S. Allen

in Can Green Sustain Growth?: From the Religion to the Reality of Sustainable Prosperity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804785259
eISBN:
9780804788571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785259.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Brazil’s energy matrix is among the most renewable in the world: 46% stems from hydroelectric dams, sugar cane-based ethanol, and wood and vegetable carbon. However, by some estimates Brazil is also ... More


Economics of the Cracker Landscape: Poverty as an Environmental Issue in Larry Brown’s Joe

Jay Watson

in Larry Brown and the Blue-Collar South

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110751
eISBN:
9781604736366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110751.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter offers a reading of Larry Brown’s 1991 novel Joe, which focuses on the lives of poor whites in Mississippi struggling to survive amid a landscape increasingly despoiled by an extractive ... More


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