Table of contents for Rainforests of the world : a reference handbook / Kathlyn Gay.


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1 Introduction, 1
Rainforest Locations, 1
Tropical Rainforests, 1
Temperate Rainforests, 2
Vital Support Systems, 3
Rainforest Habitats, 5
Tropical Habitats, 5
Temperate Habitats, 6
Products from Tropical Forests, 7
Indigenous People, 10
Works Cited, 11
2 Problems, Controversies, and Solutions, 13
Disappearing Forest Cover, 13
Government Policies Contributing to Deforestation, 15
Amazonia Rainforest Destruction, 15
North American Policies, 17
Logging in the Tropics, 21
Other Causes of Tropical Deforestation, 23
Cattle Ranching, 23
Oil Extraction, 24
Dam Building, 25
The Impacts of Deforestation, 27
Indigenous People in Jeopardy, 27
Effects on Natural Resources, 29
Forest Fires and Global Warming, 32
Record Forest Fires, 32
Climate Change, 33



Efforts to Preserve Rainforests, 36
International Efforts, 36
Government Actions, 37
Grassroots Efforts, 39
Visions for the Future, 40
Works Cited, 41
Further Reading, 43
3 Chronology, 45
4 People and Events, 59
Abbey, Edward, 59
Alasa Native Claims Settlement Act, 60
Blythe, Stephen, 60
Brown, Lester R., 61
Earth Day, 62
Ehrlich, Paul R. and Anne H., 64
Goldman Environmental Prize, 65
Kyoto Protocol, 66
Lovejoy, Thomas Eugene, 68
Marsh, George Perkins, 69
Mendes, Chico, 70
Montiel Flores, Rodolfo, 71
Myers, Norman, 73
Nugkuag Iklanan, Evaristo, 74
Paiakan, Paulo, 75
Pinchot Gifford, 76
Red Li:st of Threatened Species, 78
Roddick, Anita, 79
WVilson, Edward 0., 80
Weyerhaeuser, Frederick, 81
"Wise Use" Movement, 82
5 Data and Documents, 85
Forest Cover, 86
Temperate Rainforests, 87
Harvesting in U.S. Forests, 87
Reducing Wood and Paper Use, 88
Tropical Rainforest Products, 91



World Bank Lending and the World Commission on
Dams, 98
Documents on Rainforests, 100
World Scientists' Warning to Humanity, 100
Manifesto on Predatory Logging in Amazonia, 104
Declaration of Curitiba, 109
Indigenous Peoples' Declaration, 112
North American Free Trade Agreement and the
Commission for Environmental Cooperation, 117
United Nations Documents, 121
6 Directory of Organizations, 133
7 Selected Print and Nonprint Resources, 167
Selected Print Resources, 167
Atlases, Directories, and Guides, 168
Biodiversity and Species Extinction, 171
General Environmental Subjects, 175
Global Warming and Climate Change, 179
Indigenous Peoples, 181
Sustainable Society, 183
Temperate Rainforests, 186
Tropical Rainforests, 192
Selected Nonprint Resources, 207
Audio Books, 208
Bibliographies and Databases on the World Wide
Web, 208
Computer Programs and CD-ROMs, 209
Films and Videos, 210
Addresses and URLs of Publishers and Distributors, 221
Glossary, 231
Index, 237
About the Author, 257








Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Rain forest ecology, Rain forests, Rain forest conservation, Deforestation Environmental aspects Tropics