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Environmental Record & Natural Resources
Williams, Michael. Deforesting the Earth: From Prehistory to Global Crisis. University of Chicago Press, 2003.
Chew, Sing C. World Ecological Degradation: Accumulation, Urbanization, and Deforestation, 3000 B.C.-A.D. 2000. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press, 2001.
Tucker Richard P. and J.F. Richards, editors. Global Deforestation and the Nineteenth-Century World Economy. Duke University Press, 1983.
Brown, K. and D.W. Pearce, editors. The Causes of Tropical Deforestation. Univ. Coll. London Press, 1994.
Lawrance, William F. and Richard O. Bierregaard, Jr. Tropical Forest Remnants: Ecology, Management, and Conservation of Fragmented Communities. University of Chicago Press, 1997.
UN FAO. State of the World's Forests 1997.
Major sources for tracking company- and industry-specific pollution problems in the United States include:
BNA Environment Reporter. Bureau of National Affairs. (Legal decisions).
Council on Economic Priorities, 30 Irving Place, New York NY 10003. (Its profiles rank timber corporations within the industry for pollution and health and safety).
Emergency Response Notification System (ERNS database). U.S. EPA.
National and state compliance profile reports. (Inquire at U.S. EPA and state environmental agency offices).
Right-To-Know Net http://rtk.net/. The best on-line resource for environmental and health and safety information; use RTK's versions of the EPA databases.
Site Enforcement Tracking System (SETS). U.S. EPA. (Lists parties responsible for hazardous waste sites).
Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). (Shows specific levels of pollution released from most manufacturing sites in the U.S. There are Internet, CD-ROM, and annual print publication. RTK Net's Internet version is easier to than the EPA's).