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New book ‘Tropical Forests in Prehistory, History, and Modernity’

In popular discourse, tropical forests are synonymous with 'nature' and 'wilderness', battlegrounds between apparently pristine floral, faunal, and human communities, and the unrelenting industrial and urban powers of the modern world. Most people are not aware of the extent of human adaptation to, and alteration of, tropical forest environments, and that these interactions have been ongoing across archaeological, historical, and anthropological timescales. The new book publi