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Caufield, Catherine. In the Rainforest: Report from a Strange, Beautiful, Imperiled World. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991.

Clay, Jason W. “Indigenous Peoples: The Miner’s Canary for the twentieth Century.” In Head and Heinzman, Lessons of the Rainforest, 106-17.

Conrad, Joseph. The Heart of Darkness. In Three Tales by Joseph Conrad,  with a general introduction by Albert J. Guerard.  New York: Dell, 1960, 69.

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Denton, Julie Sloan, and Christine Padoch, eds. People of the Tropical Rain Forest. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1988.

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Dwyer, Augusta. Into the Amazon: The Struggle for the Rain Forest. San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1990.

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Moore Lappé, Frances, and Rachel Schnerman. “Taking Population seriously: Power and Fertility.” In Head and Heinzman, Lessons of the Rainforest, 131-44.

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Several websites provide current statistics on the tropical rain forests, including the Rainforest Alliance: http:/; and the Rainforest Action Network:  http:/


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