Table of Contents

The forest evolves.
Humans invade: the first wave.
Humans invade: the second wave.
Estrangement: depopulation and the regrown forest.
Gold and diamonds, ants and cattle.
Science discovers the forest.
The forest under Brazilian rule.
Coffee dispossesses the forest.
Instruments of devastation.
Speculation and conservation.
Industrial nomadism, predatory industrialism.
The development imperative.
Unsustainable developments.
Getting it off the paper.
The value of bare ground