This book introduces readers to the important concepts for understanding the environmental challenges and consequences of deforestation. Contributions from scientists and academics in the social sciences and humanities provide readers with an initial 'tool kit' for understanding the concepts central to their disciplinary perspective and the multi-dimensional aspects of deforestation.
Sharon L. Spray is assistant professor of political science and environmental studies at Elon University. Matt Moran is assistant professor of biology at Hendrix College.
Chapter 1 Threats to Biological Diversity: A Biological Perspective on Tropical Forests Chapter 2 A Changing Landscape: A Geographical Perspective on Tropical Deforestation Chapter 3 The Sweet Earth: A Biogeochemistry Perspective of Tropical Forest Soils Chapter 4 From Farmers to Satellites: A Human Geography Perspective Chapter 5 Tropical Trade-offs: An Economic Perspective on Tropical Forests Chapter 6 Global Governance: An International Relations Perspective on Tropical Forests Chapter 7 Concluding Thoughts