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Author Pearce, Fred.
Title The land grabbers : the new fight over who owns the Earth / Fred Pearce.
Published Boston : Beacon Press, c2012.
Book Cover

 Floor3  HD111 .P36 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description x, 326 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Land wars -- Gambella, Ethiopia: tragedy in the commons -- Chicago, USA: the price of food -- Saudi Arabia: ploughing in the petrodollars -- South Sudan: up the Nile with the capitalists of chaos -- White men in Africa -- Yala Swamp, Kenya: one man's dominion -- Liberia: the resource curse -- Palm Bay, Liberia: return of the oil palm -- London, England: pinstripes and pitchforks -- Across the globe -- Ukraine: Lebensraum -- Western Bahia, Brazil: Soylandia -- Chaco, Paraguay: Chaco apocalyptico -- Latin America: the new conquistadors -- Patagonia: the last place on Earth -- Australia: under the shade of a coolibah tree -- China's back yard -- Sumatra, Indonesia: pulping the jungle -- Papua New Guinea: 'a truly wild island' -- Cambodia: sweet and sour -- Southeast Asia: rubber hits the road to China -- African dreams -- Maasailand, Tanzania: the white people's place -- South Africa: green grab -- Africa: the second great trek -- Mozambique: the biofuels bubble -- Zimbabwe: on the fast track -- The last enclosure -- Central Africa: laws of the jungle -- Inner Niger Delta, Mali: West African water grab -- Badia, Jordan: on the commons -- London, England: feeding the world.
Summary Reveals the land grab taking place around the world and how corporate and governmental promises about the benefits of development are masking environmental and social destruction and the transfer of wealth out of host countries.
Subject Land use, Rural.
Real property -- Foreign ownership.
Farm ownership.
Investments, Foreign.
ISBN 9780807003244 (alk. paper)
0807003247 (alk. paper)
OCLC number 754714356