Title

Development of the Brazilian Rainforest

Document Type

Thesis

Publication Date

1993

Advisor

Gary Prevost

Abstract

There has recently been great attention paid to the destruction of the Brazilian rainforest. The destruction has been fueled by improper economic and development practices, suggesting that it is a soluble environmental problem. In the thesis, which has an optimistic tone, I discuss what has been destroyed so far, what policies led to the destruction of the rainforests, the forces on different sides, what is being lost through continued deforestation, and what alternatives should be pursued to halt deforestation and eliminate some of the economic conflicts in Brazil.

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