The Green Cathedral : Sustainable Development of Amazonia
Amazonia is one of the world's most important tropical rain forests, yet powerful economic, social, and political forces view it as a prime site for development. Somehow a balance must be struck that allows for both progress and preservation. Juan de Onis spent two years and travelled over 36,000 kilometres to meet with settlers, ranchers, missionaries, politicians, academics, Indian chiefs, and environmentalists for this human portrait of the history, ecology, and prospects of the Amazon basin. Showing how controlled development can benefit the region, he argues that the successful conservation of the Amazon will depend as much on the fate of the local people as on that of the trees.
- Hardback | 298 pages
- 149.86 x 228.6 x 17.78mm | 272.15g
- 01 Jun 1992
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
- halftones, 2 maps
About Juan De Onis
About the Author: Juan de Onis was a foreign correspondent and bureau chief for the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times for 26 years. The co-author of The Alliance That Lost Its Way, he now lives in Chile, where he has a fruit farm. He continues to work in Amazonia with IPHAE, an ecological institute in Rondonia.