A Perfect Storm in the Amazon Wilderness

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Killeen, Timothy J. A Perfect Storm in the Amazon Wilderness: Success and Failure in the Fight to Save an Ecosystem of Critical Importance to the Planet. Cambridgeshire: The White Horse Press, 2021.

The book is essential reading for all those interested in the conservation of the world’s most important ecosystem, and that should include every one of us. In a lucid style backed by encyclopaedic knowledge, Killeen unpicks the extremely complex ecological and socio-political threads that comprise the recent history and the vital future of the Pan Amazon region. The fight to save the Amazon is a fight for sustainability that is emblematic of the entire future of human co-existence with Nature on Earth. Killeen is an authoritative and impassioned guide, eschewing soundbites in favour of a clear-sighted and highly nuanced picture of the realities on the ground. Only in understanding present realities and how they came to pass, he argues, can we proceed hopefully into the future. (Source: White Horse Press)

For maximum impact and immediacy, as well as convenience for readers who are interested in specific topics, the chapters of A Perfect Storm in The Amazon Wilderness are being released serially. The 13 chapters of the first of three complete e-volumes will be as follows:

  1. The State of the Amazon
  2. Infrastructure Defines the Future
  3. Agriculture: Profitability Determines Land Use
  4. Land: The Ultimate Commodity
  5. Mineral Commodities: A Small Footprint, a Large Impact and a Great Deal of Money
  6. Culture and Demographics Define the Present
  7. Governance: Much Improved but Far from Adequate
  8. Biocommerce: The Quest for Sustainability
  9. Advances in Biodiversity Science
  10. Knowledge is Power: Deforestation, Water Cycles and Climate Change
  11. An Indigenous Awakening
  12. Conservation Report Card
  13. What Next?

2021 Timothy J. Killeen and The White Horse Press. ISBN: 9781912186228

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Forthcoming chapters will be accessible here as soon as they are ready: