The Burning Season: The Murder of Chico Mendes and the Fight for the Amazon Rain Forest
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Textbookrush cover44.94NewBuy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. cover86.00NewIsland Press . New. cover5.48UsedWashington, DC: Island Press, 2004-09-30. Reprint. Paperback. Very Good. edge wear; "In the rain forests of the western Amazon," writes author Andrew Revkin, "the threat of violent death hangs in the air like mist after a tropical rain. It is simply a part of the ecosystem, just like the scorpions and snakes living in the leafy canopy that floats over the forest floor like a seamless green circus tent." Violent death came to Chico Mendes in the Amazon rain forest on December 22, 1988. A labor and environmental activist, Mendes was targetted by powerful ranchers for organizing resistance to the wholesale burning of the forest. He was a target because he had convinced the government to take back land ranchers had stolen at gunpoint or through graft and then to transform it into "extractive reserves," set aside for the sustainable production of rubber, nuts, and other goods harvested from the living forest. This was not just a local land battle on a remote frontier. Mendes had invented a kind of reverse globalization, creating alliances between his grassroots campaign and the global environmental movement. Some 500 similar killings had gone unprosecuted, but this case would be different. cover5.97UsedA readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. cover6.94UsedMay have some shelf-wear due to normal use. Pages may include notes, underlining, and highlighting. cover8.32UsedMay have some shelf-wear due to normal use. Pages may include notes, underlining, and highlighting. cover16.67UsedUsed books may have some highlighting or wear. All items come with 100% satisfaction guarantee.
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