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Fruitless Trees

Portuguese Conservation and Brazil's Colonial Timber

Fruitless Trees( )
Author: Miller, Shawn William
Publication Date:Apr 2000
Publisher:Stanford University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $75.00
Book Description:

By and large, Brazil's forests were not simply harvested by the Portugese colonists, but rather annihilated, and relatively little was extracted for the benefit of Brazilians, a tragedy perhaps worse than deforestation alone. Fruitless Trees aims to make sense of what at first glance appears to be the senseless destruction of Brazil's incomparable timber as a result of Portuguese colonial policies.

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