Insatiable Appetite: The United States and the Ecological Degradation of the Tropical World, Concise, Revised Edition (Exploring World History)

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Praise for the first edition: A comprehensive history of American roles in tropical agriculture and forestry ... ranging from business and environmental history to anthropology, political science, and ecology... -- Charles Coate Journal of American History Praise for the first edition: This well-written book presents a critical and much-need new insight into an important problem... -- Otto T. Solbrig, Bussey Professor of Biology, Harvard University Praise for the first edition: I, and many other environmental scientists, will find it an invaluable source... Too few [Americans] realize the enormous impacts citizens of the USA have because of their consumption of mundane items ranging from bananas and coffee to hamburgers, magazines and trophy homes. Richard Tucker's monumental book could help cure that ignorance... -- Paul Ehrlich Environmental Conservation Praise for the first edition: [A] well-researched, thorough exploration of the US's role in resource exploitation in the tropics... The book is important as more than a historical work because the driving forces behind large-scale corporate agricultural production and timber exploitation remain at work today. Highly recommended ... CHOICE Praise for the first edition: This is a fascinating book. Tucker draws together an amazing amount of material to demonstrate how the United States, through exploitation, consumption, and demand over the past several centuries, has had a major impact on the ecology of tropical landscapes. It is a sobering, much-needed, wake-up call to those who view the tropics as an endless cornucopia of resources... -- Charles M. Peters, The New York Botanical Garden Praise for the first edition: This is a fascinating book. Tucker draws together an amazing amount of material to demonstrate how the United States, through exploitation, consumption, and demand over the past several centuries, has had a major impact on the ecology of tropical landscapes. It is a sobering, much-needed, wake-up call to those who view the tropics as an endless cornucopia of resources. -- Charles M. Peters, The New York Botanical Garden Praise for the first edition: This well-written book presents a critical and much-need new insight into an important problem. -- Otto T. Solbrig, Bussey Professor of Biology, Harvard University Praise for the first edition: I, and many other environmental scientists, will find it an invaluable source... Too few [Americans] realize the enormous impacts citizens of the USA have because of their consumption of mundane items ranging from bananas and coffee to hamburgers, magazines and trophy homes. Richard Tucker's monumental book could help cure that ignorance. -- Paul Ehrlich Environmental Conservation Praise for the first edition: [A] well-researched, thorough exploration of the US's role in resource exploitation in the tropics... The book is important as more than a historical work because the driving forces behind large-scale corporate agricultural production and timber exploitation remain at work today. Highly recommended . CHOICE Praise for the first edition: A comprehensive history of American roles in tropical agriculture and forestry ... ranging from business and environmental history to anthropology, political science, and ecology. -- Charles Coate Journal of American History Praise for the first edition: [The] subject is one that diplomatic historians have not even considered, and [Tucker] is far more international than ... most environmental historians. -- Kurk Dorsey Journal Of Interdisciplinary History Richard Tucker has drawn on a lifetime of scholarship to produce a critical account of the ways American companies and consumers have contributed to the environmental degradation of tropical countries. Anyone interested in the American impact on the third world will benefit from the insights and information in this wide-ranging and remarkable study. The abridged paperback will find a place in a variety of classes, bringing this important story to a broader audience. -- David S. Painter, Georgetown University This investigation creates space for big history, using consumption to bring economy and environment together. -- Anthony Amato, Southwest Minnesota State University This insightful work condenses and updates the original 2000 edition. Tucker explores the ecological destruction of tropical environments by US capitalists and corporations... The author largely attributes tropical degradation to the insatiable appetite of the American consumer. Recommended. CHOICE

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This insightful work condenses and updates the original 2000 edition. Tucker explores the ecological destruction of tropical environments by US capitalists and corporations... The author largely attributes tropical degradation to the insatiable appetite of the American consumer. Recommended. CHOICE Richard Tucker has drawn on a lifetime of scholarship to produce a critical account of the ways American companies and consumers have contributed to the environmental degradation of tropical countries. Anyone interested in the American impact on the third world will benefit from the insights and information in this wide-ranging and remarkable study. The abridged paperback will find a place in a variety of classes, bringing this important story to a broader audience. -- David S. Painter, Georgetown University This investigation creates space for big history, using consumption to bring economy and environment together. -- Anthony Amato, Southwest Minnesota State University

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