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By James Fahn

ISBN-10: 0813340535

ISBN-13: 9780813340531

ISBN-10: 0813342678

ISBN-13: 9780813342672

The way forward for Earth's atmosphere can be determined in Asia, domestic to 60 percentage of the world's inhabitants and a few of the world's fastest-growing economies. As an award-winning investigative journalist dependent in Bankok, James Fahn spent a decade grappling with the demanding situations dealing with the region's mega-cities, tropical forests, coastlines, and societies speeding towards modernity. In A Land on Fire, he stocks his findings - the profound implications for international concerns comparable to weather swap, the lack of biodiversity, and the greening of worldwide exchange. He explores Southeast Asia's environmental battles throughout the eyes of the folk battling them, and recounts his many adventures whereas protecting them. even if chasing down log smugglers alongside the Thai-Burmese border, exposing the dumping of poisonous mercury into the Gulf of Thailand by way of multinational oil agencies, or protecting the debate surrounding the filming of the motion picture The Beach, Fahn offers particular perception into the connection among sustainable improvement and democracy, the crippling influence of corruption, and the environmental demanding situations dealing with us all.

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