1300 36 33 32

Environmental degradation in Latin America has become one of the most pressing issues on the international agenda. The volume began to crescendo when space shuttle astronauts photographed five thousand fires on a single night in the Brazilian Amazon state of Rondonia in 1985, and grew shrill when rubbertapper Chico Mendes was shot in 1988 trying to stop ranchers from clearing rainforests near his home in Acre. Since the early 80s, we've heard pleas from rock star, environmental groups, and scientists, asking us to focus our attention on environmental destruction in Latin America-oil spills, lax NAFTA driven ecological standards, endangered indigenous cultures, and the destruction of the rainforests. This volume presents an overview of the pressing nature of these issues and the scope of the problems and seeks to focus our attention on environmental destruction in Latin America by examining several types of environmental crises in Latin American countries. With discussions of the World Bank, urban pollution, NAFTA, toxic pollution in maquiladoras, headline grabbing environmental disasters, drug trafficking, and the 1992 Rio Earth Conference, this book will be a must read for anyone interested in the future of Latin America or world ecology.

Buy Trouble in Paradise book by J. Timmons Roberts from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780415929790
ISBN-10: 0415929792
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Trouble in Paradise book by J. Timmons Roberts and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review


Author Biography - J. Timmons Roberts

J. Timmons Roberts is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Mellon Program in Environmental Science and Policy at the College of William and Mary. He is author of Chronicles from the Environmental Justice Frontline, and From Modernization to Globalization. Nikki Demetria Thanos works in MDexico as a Popular Educator and Political Analyst for Witness For Peace, a US-based non-profit organization. She studied environmental policy and Latin American studies at Tulane University, and has conducted research in Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala, MDexico and the Andes.

Books By Author J. Timmons Roberts

Globalization and Environment Reader by J. Timmons Roberts

The Globalization and Environment Reader

Hardback, June 2016
$121.46
Fragmented Continent by J. Timmons Roberts

A Fragmented Continent

Hardback, January 2016
$83.88
Power in a Warming World by J. Timmons Roberts

Power in a Warming World

Paperback, October 2015
$49.19
Globalization and Development Reader by J. Timmons Roberts

The Globalization and Development Reader

Paperback, December 2014
$56.66