People and the Trees

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Science  09 May 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5621, pp. 907-908
DOI: 10.1126/science.1084092

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Deforesting the Earth From Prehistory to Global Crisis. Michael Williams. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2003. 715 pp. $70, £49. ISBN 0-226-89926-8.

Williams provides an abundantly documented, scholarly account of the impact of humans on forests over the past 6000 years.

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