Tropical rain forest does not exist as an object it is a human construct and is thus subject to myth making on a grand scale according to the worry index issued at the end of 1998 by the infratest institute the biggest anxiety in germany is the perceived destruction of tropical rain forest a fear shared by 86 per cent of. The tropical rain forest a political ecology of hegemonic myth making iea studies on the environment 15 p stott on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers our attachment to the tropical rain forest has grown over the past hundred years from a minority colonial pursuit to mainstream environmental obsession the tropical rain forest has variously been assumed to be the worlds . The tropical rain forest has variously been assumed to be the worlds most important repository of biological diversity and the lungs of the planet as philip stott shows in this magnificent monograph continue reading tropical rain forest a political ecology of hegemonic mythmaking. Get this from a library tropical rain forest a political ecology of hegemonic mythmaking philip anthony stott institute of economic affairs great britain environment unit. The myth of the tropical rain forest suits the purposes of northern environmentalists who are able to justify demands for restrictions on the conversion of virgin forest to other uses yet the history of the world has been one of evolutionary change a political ecology of hegemonic myth making de p stott isbn
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