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State of the World's Forests 1997, U.N. Food & Agric. Org., 200 pp., 1997, Ј23.95 (available through NHBS).

Part of a biennial series.

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Forest Politics: The Evolution of International Cooperation, D. Humphreys, 224 pp., 1996, Ј35 hbk./Ј15.95 (Earthscan).

The first full-length study of the evolution of international cooperation on forest conservation. Traces the emergence of deforestation as an issue on the international political agenda. Includes an assessment of deforestation, environmental and social effects, international policy responses over the last 15 years, and assessments of post-Rio conservation initiatives and the prospects for future international agreements.

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Bad Harvest: The Timber Trade and the Degradation of Global Forests, N. Dudley, J.-P. Jeanrenaud, F. Sullivan, 224 pp., 1996, $23 (Island).

Based on 15 years of research, particularly by the World Wide Fund for Nature. Gives an account of the role the timber trade has played in the worldwide forest loss and degradation, and examines the environmental consequences on boreal, temporal and tropical regions, and the impacts on local people. Suggests improvements for the future through a new strategy for sustainable forest management.

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Tropical Deforestation: A Socio-Economic Approach, C.J. Jepma, 320 pp., 1995, $33.50 pbk. (Island).

Investigates the underlying socio-economic causes of deforestation using a specially developed model, and assesses the consequences of different policy alternatives. Only measures (policies relating to land use and population) that address the interests of those immediately affected will have any success.

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