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A Land On Fire: The Environmental Consequences of the Southeast Asian Boom
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Basic Books
Publication date November 9, 2004
Pages 365
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780813342672
ISBN-10 0813342678
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.75 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Original list price $18.95
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The future of Earth's environment will be decided in Asia, home to 60 percent of the world's population and some of the world's fastest-growing economies. As an award-winning investigative journalist based in Bankok, James Fahn spent a decade grappling with the challenges facing the region's mega-cities, tropical forests, coastlines, and societies dashing toward modernity. In A Land on Fire, he shares his findings - the profound implications for global issues such as climate change, the loss of biodiversity, and the greening of world trade. He explores Southeast Asia's environmental battles through the eyes of the people fighting them, and recounts his many adventures while covering them. Whether chasing down log smugglers along the Thai-Burmese border, exposing the dumping of toxic mercury into the Gulf of Thailand by multinational oil corporations, or covering the controversy surrounding the filming of the movie The Beach, Fahn provides unique insight into the relationship between sustainable development and democracy, the crippling impact of corruption, and the environmental challenges facing us all.


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Hardcover
from Perseus Books Group (March 1, 2003)
9780813340531 | details & prices | 352 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $27.50
About: The conflict between modernization and environmentalism is illuminated in this insightful exposT by a former environmental editor of the Nation, who describes the dumping of toxic mercury into the Gulf of Thailand, the devastation caused by log smugglers, the loss of biodiversity and habitats, and their consequences.
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from Basic Books (November 9, 2004)
9780813342672 | details & prices | 365 pages | 5.50 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.04 lbs | List price $18.95
About: The future of Earth's environment will be decided in Asia, home to 60 percent of the world's population and some of the world's fastest-growing economies.

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