Introduction 1. The colonial landscape: timber, forests, and soils 2. Forest policy with Portuguese roots 3. Brazil's timber in the Atlantic basin 4. The tropical woodsman 5. Ax, ox, and sawmill: techniques and technology 6. Cabotage and transatlantic shipping 7. Shipbuilding and tropical timber Appendixes Notes Bibliography Index.
Shawn William Miller is Assistant Professor of History at Brigham Young University.
"Miller's fascinating and original comparative study of the colonial Brazilian timber industry ... is an important contribution to the almost virgin field of Brazilian environmental history in the colonial period." - Luso-Brazilian Review "[An] impressive collection of original documents and economic sources..." - Environmental History