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The use of fuelwood in rural industries in Central America


, : The use of fuelwood in rural industries in Central America. El uso de la lena en industrias rurales de America Centrl: vi + 60 pp.

An account is given of the importance of fuelwood for domestic and industrial uses in Central America (Honduras, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala), and special studies are made of saltworks, lime-works, brick- and tile-works, sugar-mills, coffee processors, and other wood-burning industries such as potteries, tobacco-driers, sugar-processors, and bakeries.

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