Can big agriculture
and rare animals co-exist as nations become more industrialized?
This is only one question posed in an excerpt
from Eric Dinerstein's Kingdom
of Rarities published in Scientific American.
As nations in Southeast Asia and Brazil grow and expand economically, their
agricultural production further encroaches into rain forests and other
untouched lands. This in turn destroys
the natural environment of already endangered animals.
Dinerstein examines the effects of
industrialized agriculture on biodiversity and the fact that land converted to
agriculture will likely never return to its native vegetation. Dinerstein's book is available through Amazon.