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Amazonia

By James Rollins
  • ISBN Code: : 006179290X
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 624
  • Category : Fiction
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“Gripping…a first-rate nail biter.” —Tampa Tribune James Rollins—the author of The Doomsday Key, The Last Oracle, The Judas Strain, Black Order, and other pulse-pounding, New York Times bestsellers—carries readers into the heart of darkness in his classic thriller, Amazonia. Lincoln Child, New York Times bestselling co-author (with Douglas Preston) of Cemetery Dance and other Agent Pendergast thrillers, raves, “Amazonia grabs you by the throat and refuses to let go until the very last page is turned.”

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Despite the importance of forests for global processes and the tradition of forest management by local Amazonian peoples, there is not much available literature on gender and forests in the Amazon region. Yet gender roles and relationships are important components of key emerging forest-related issues, such as climate change and the differential risks and opportunities faced by women and men in different contexts. This paper reviews recent literature (in English, Spanish and Portuguese) that addresses gender and forests in Amazonia, focusing on: property rights in Amazonian territories and communities; diverse and changing gender relations; forest management programs; and women’s participation in social movements and organizations. The review finds significant historical, sociocultural and material barriers to gender equity and to women’s full participation in sustainable management of Amazonian forests, and a relative lack of focus on gender in forest management programs, despite promising examples. The most important finding was that, over the past two decades, women from different Amazonian social groups have become increasingly organized, enhancing their rights, levels of participation and empowerment. More research is needed to understand the variability of gender relations and rights in different Amazonian contexts, and how they are changing. Research is also needed to understand and support efforts to improve gender equity in rights to resources and income and participation in key community and societal decisions on the future of Amazonian forests and their peoples.

Palms in Forest Ecosystems of Amazonia

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Palms are tropical miracles. Heinrich Heine, the German poet, stated "Unter den Palmen wandert man nicht ungestraft", i.e., one does not wander unpunished under the palms. It was Professor H.C.D. de Wit who taught me this in the late 1950s, and it is a pleasure to forward this message to the next generation in such an appropriate book. Both authors, as I know them, will bear the punishment of the palms. They will never be without palm nostalgia if and when living somewhere outside this world's tropical and subtropical palm belt. Palm nostalgia goes further than palms alone. It concerns the landscape, the short but splendid sunsets and last, but not least, the tropical people. Their elegance of living, structured in subtler ways than managers will ever understand, their laughter which may be a more decisive weapon against the troubles besetting the tropics than mere economics, and their unique life force erupting on festive as well as sad occasions under the palms will always remain with those who w3)ldered beneath these trees. I know. I was there.

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South America was populated relatively recently, probably around 15,000 years ago. Yet, instead of finding a relatively small number of language families, we find some 118 genealogical units. So far, the historical processes that underlie the current picture are not yet fully understood. This book represents a preliminary attempt at understanding the socio-historical dynamics behind language diversification in the region, focusing on the Kawapanan languages, particularly on Shawi. The book provides an introduction to the ideas behind the flux approach of Dynamic linguistics and later concentrates on prehistorical language contact, specifically in the northern Peruvian Andean sphere. The number of studies presented shed light on a layered picture in which a number of Kawapanan lects were used in non-polyglosic multilingual settings. The book explores the potential contact relationships between Kawapanan languages, Quechuan, Aymaran, Chachapuya, Cholón-Hibito, Arawak, Carib and Puelche. The analysis draws on data collected in the field over a period of eight years (2012-2020) with both Shawi and Shiwilu speakers and includes the first comprehensive grammar sketch of Shawi.

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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1786822075
  • Total of Pages : 96
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The village of Todos Os Santos is under threat from developers who want to clear the village and the forest for farmland. Meanwhile, the village bull won't dance the traditional bumba meu boi and the pregnant Catarina has developed a taste for impossible foods that her husband Francisco must get for her. Can the spirits of the forest help our heroes save their environment, their way of life, and themselves? Fantasy and reality dance through this spectacular Amazonian adventure, inspired by the life and politics of Brazilian folk hero Chico Mendes. Amazonia ran at the Young Vic Theatre, London in the Winter 2008-2009.

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136179623
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Business & Economics
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This book argues against the assumption that sustainability and environmental conservation are naturally the common goal and norm for everyone in Amazonia. This is the first book focusing on agency, reflexivity and social development to address sustainable development in the region. It discusses the importance of looking into societal dynamics in order to deal with deforestation and sustainable development policies through the ethnography of an Amazonian settlement named New Paradise. This book demystifies utopian and overtly conservationist views that depict the Amazon rainforest as a troubled paradise. Engaging with social theory of practice with particular focus on emergentist perspectives and Foucault’s analysis of ‘heterotopia’, the author shows that Amazonia is a set of settlement heterotopias in which various local and external initiatives interact to make up real, lived-in places. The settlers’ placemaking continually rearranges power and material relations while the process usually emphasises utopian developmentalist and conservationist policy intervention. This book explores in detail how, as power relations are arranged and governance reshaped, sustainable development and construction of a green society also need to become a goal for the settlers themselves. The book’s insights on the relationship between the sustainable development frameworks used in environmental policy, and ongoing societal development on the ground inform debate both within Amazonia, and in comparable communities worldwide. It also offers institutional pathways to realise new, more engaging, policy intervention for development professionals and policy makers.

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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 1400865271
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Social Science
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The Amazon is not what it seems. As Hugh Raffles shows us in this captivating and innovative book, the world's last great wilderness has been transformed again and again by human activity. In Amazonia brings to life an Amazon whose allure and reality lie as much, or more, in what people have made of it as in what nature has wrought. It casts new light on centuries of encounter while describing the dramatic remaking of a sweeping landscape by residents of one small community in the Brazilian Amazon. Combining richly textured ethnographic research and lively historical analysis, Raffles weaves a fascinating story that changes our understanding of this region and challenges us to rethink what we mean by "nature." Raffles draws from a wide range of material to demonstrate--in contrast to the tendency to downplay human agency in the Amazon--that the region is an outcome of the intimately intertwined histories of humans and nonhumans. He moves between a detailed narrative that analyzes the production of scientific knowledge about Amazonia over the centuries and an absorbing account of the extraordinary transformations to the fluvial landscape carried out over the past forty years by the inhabitants of Igarapé Guariba, four hours downstream from the nearest city. Engagingly written, theoretically inventive, and vividly illustrated, the book introduces a diverse range of characters--from sixteenth-century explorers and their native rivals to nineteenth-century naturalists and contemporary ecologists, logging company executives, and river-traders. A natural history of a different kind, In Amazonia shows how humans, animals, rivers, and forests all participate in the making of a region that remains today at the center of debates in environmental politics.

Sacred Geographies of Ancient Amazonia

By Denise P Schaan
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1315420511
  • Total of Pages : 233
  • Category : Social Science
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The legendary El Dorado—the city of gold—remains a mere legend, but astonishing new discoveries are revealing a major civilization in ancient Amazonia that was more complex than anyone previously dreamed. Scholars have long insisted that the Amazonian ecosystem placed severe limits on the size and complexity of its ancient cultures, but leading researcher Denise Schaan reverses that view, synthesizing exciting new evidence of large-scale land and resource management to tell a new history of indigenous Amazonia. Schaan also engages fundamental debates about the development of social complexity and the importance of ancient Amazonia from a global perspective. This innovative, interdisciplinary book is a major contribution to the study of human-environment relations, social complexity, and past and present indigenous societies.

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Art Effects

By Carlos Fausto
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  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Book Code : 1496221559
  • Total of Pages : 450
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In Art Effects Carlos Fausto explores the interplay between indigenous material culture and ontology in ritual contexts, interpreting the agency of artifacts and indigenous presences and addressing major themes in anthropological theory and art history to study ritual images in the widest sense. Fausto delves into analyses of the body, aerophones, ritual masks, and anthropomorphic effigies while making a broad comparison between Amerindian visual regimes and the Christian imagistic tradition. Drawing on his extensive fieldwork in Amazonia, Fausto offers a rich tapestry of inductive theorizing in understanding anthropology’s most complex subjects of analysis, such as praxis and materiality, ontology and belief, the power of images and mimesis, anthropomorphism and zoomorphism, and animism and posthumanism. Art Effects also brims with suggestive, hemispheric comparisons of South American and North American indigenous masks. In this tantalizing interdisciplinary work with echoes of Franz Boas, Pierre Clastres, and Claude Lévi-Strauss, among others, Fausto asks: how do objects and ritual images acquire their efficacy and affect human beings?

Extractive Reserves in Brazilian Amazonia

By Catarina A.S. Cardoso
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351733281
  • Total of Pages : 274
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This title was first published in 2003: Despite their growing political significance, the linkages between local resource management and the global political economy are often poorly understood. This book addresses these linkages in a grounded analysis of extractive reserves : areas in Brazil set aside for local populations who depend on natural resources for their livelihood. Extractive reserves are the result of the struggle of the rubber tappers for control over their natural resources and worldwide concern with the conservation of the Amazon Rainforest. The author examines their significance for Brazil as a pioneering legislative and policy initiative to combine conservation with productive use of natural resources, to recognize common property rights to natural resources, and to support traditional populations’ modes of production. Extractive Reserves in Brazilian Amazonia examines the formation and institutional sustainability of the reserves, and in so doing provides a valuable insight into the relationship between local institutions and the wider socio-political and economic context with regard to forest management.

The Future of Amazonia

By A. Hall,D. Goodman
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  • Total of Pages : 419
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The future of Brazilian Amazonia, the world's largest remaining tropical rainforest, hangs in the balance. Two decades of destructive development have provoked violent struggles for control over the region's resources, with disastrous social and environmental consequences. This multi-disciplinary collection reviews past experience but focusses on the latest phase of Amazonian settlement. Chapters by leading authorities examine such issues as colonisation in the most recent frontier areas, multinational mining projects, hydro-electric schemes, and the military occupation of Brazil's borders. After demonstrating how new government and business activities have exacerbated social tensions and ecological destruction, the volume considers alternative, more sustainable strategies.

Forest Structure, Function and Dynamics in Western Amazonia

By Randall W. Myster
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1119090695
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Science
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The Amazon Basin contains the largest and most diverse tropical rainforest in the world. Besides the Andes and the Atlantic Ocean, the rainforest is bounded to the north by the Guiana crystalline shield and to the south by the Brazilian crystalline shield, marked at their edges by cataracts in the rivers and often dominated by grasslands. This book is motivated not just by the Amazon's scientific interest but also by its role in many ecosystem functions critical to life on Earth. These ecosystems are characterized both by their complexity and their interactive, higher-order linkages among both abiotic and biotic components.Within Amazonia, the Western Amazon (west of 65° latitude) is the most pristine and, perhaps, the most complex within the Amazon Basin. This Western Amazon may be broadly divided into non-flooded forests (e.g. terra firme, white sand, palm) and forests flooded with white water (generally referred to as várzea) and with black water (generally referred to as igapó). Here, for the first time, is a book devoted entirely to Western Amazonia, containing chapters by scientists at the forefront of their own areas of expertise. It should be a valuable resource for all future researchers and scholars who venture into Western Amazonia, as it continues to be one of the most beautiful, mysterious, remote and important ecosystems on Earth.

Amerindian Socio-Cosmologies between the Andes, Amazonia and Mesoamerica

By Ernst Halbmayer
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000023095
  • Total of Pages : 354
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This book offers a new anthropological understanding of the socio-cosmological and ontological characteristics of the Isthmo–Colombian Area, beyond established theories for Amazonia, the Andes and Mesoamerica. It focuses on a core region that has been largely neglected by comparative anthropology in recent decades. Centering on relations between Chibchan groups and their neighbors, the contributions consider prevailing socio-cosmological principles and their relationship to Amazonian animism and Mesoamerican and Andean analogism. Classical notions of area homogeneity are reconsidered and the book formulates an overarching proposal for how to make sense of the heterogeneity of the region’s indigenous groups. Drawing on original fieldwork and comparative analysis, the volume provides a valuable anthropological addition to archaeological and linguistic knowledge of the Isthmo・Colombian Area.

A Future for Amazonia

By Michael Cepek
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  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Book Code : 0292745729
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Social Science
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Blending ethnography with a fascinating personal story, A Future for Amazonia is an account of a political movement that arose in the early 1990s in response to decades of attacks on the lands and peoples of eastern Ecuador, one of the world's most culturally and biologically diverse places. After generations of ruin at the hands of colonizing farmers, transnational oil companies, and Colombian armed factions, the indigenous Cofán people and their rain forest territory faced imminent jeopardy. In a surprising turn of events, the Cofán chose Randy Borman, a man of Euro-American descent, to lead their efforts to overcome the crisis that confronted them. Drawing on three years of ethnographic research, A Future for Amazonia begins by tracing the contours of Cofán society and Borman's place within it. Borman, a blue-eyed, white-skinned child of North American missionary-linguists, was raised in a Cofán community and gradually came to share the identity of his adoptive nation. He became a global media phenomenon and forged creative partnerships between Cofán communities, conservationist organizations, Western scientists, and the Ecuadorian state. The result was a collective mobilization that transformed the Cofán nation in unprecedented ways, providing them with political power, scientific expertise, and a new role as ambitious caretakers of more than one million acres of forest. Challenging simplistic notions of identity, indigeneity, and inevitable ecological destruction, A Future for Amazonia charts an inspiring course for environmental politics in the twenty-first century.

Din Amazonia în Pampas

By Florentin Smarandache
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“Să iau pulsul vieţii. Să intru în vorbă cu omul obişnuit. Să bat trotuarele ori să stau la o terasă privind trecătorii. Turismul ca un modus vivendi. Ca o adaptare continuă. Ca o aventură culturală. - Cum a fost vacanţa? M-a întrebat un prieten. - Prea scurtă!” [fragment din jurnal]

Indigenous Youth in Brazilian Amazonia

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How do Amazonian native young people perceive, question, and negotiate the new kinds of social and cultural situations in which they find themselves? Virtanen looks at how current power relations constituted by ethnic recognition, new social contacts, and cooperation with different institutions have shaped the current native youth in Amazonia.

A Walk to the River in Amazonia

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  • Total of Pages : 248
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Our lives are mostly composed of ordinary reality — the flow of moment-to-moment existence — and yet it has been largely overlooked as a subject in itself for anthropological study. In this work, the author achieves an understanding of this part of reality for the Mehinaku Indians, an Amazonian people, in two stages: first by observing various aspects of their experience and second by relating how these different facets come to play in a stream of ordinary consciousness, a walk to the river. In this way, abstract schemata such as ‘cosmology,’ ‘sociality,’ ‘gender,’ and the ‘everyday’ are understood as they are actually lived. This book contributes to the ethnography of the Amazon, specifically the Upper Xingu, with an approach that crosses disciplinary boundaries between anthropology, philosophy, and psychology. In doing so it attempts to comprehend what Malinowski called the ‘imponderabilia of actual life.’

Soil Biodiversity in Amazonian and Other Brazilian Ecosystems

By F. M. S. Moreira,J. O. Siqueira,L. Brussaard
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  • Total of Pages : 280
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The loss of biological diversity has become an increased concern over recent years and is now enshrined in international conventions. Most biodiversity in fact occurs in the soil. Soil organisms (especially bacteria, fungi and soil invertebrates) play a major role in the formation of soil structure and are primary agents of decomposition and are drivers of nutrient cycling, and hence agricultural production.This book reviews soil biodiversity in one of the key biodiversity hotspots of the world, i.e. the Amazon and nearby regions of Brazil. It covers both the tropical savannah and rain forests . The work reported is based on a project "Conservation and Sustainable Management of Below-Ground Biodiversity", executed by TSBF-CIAT with co-financing from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and implementation support from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The book represents a major contribution to the literature and will interest those in biodiversity conservation, soil scienceand ecology and biodiversity conservation.

Amazonian Linguistics

By Doris L. Payne
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  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Book Code : 0292786115
  • Total of Pages : 584
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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  • Pdf File: amazonian-linguistics.pdf

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Lowland South American languages have been among the least studied ln the world. Consequently, their previous contribution to linguistic theory and language universals has been small. However, as this volume demonstrates, tremendous diversity and significance are found in the languages of this region. These nineteen essays, originally presented at a conference on Amazonian languages held at the University of Oregon, offer new information on the Tupian, Cariban, Jivaroan, Nambiquaran, Arawakan, Tucanoan, and Makuan languages and new analyses of previously recalcitrant Tupí-Guaraní verb agreement systems. The studies are descriptive, but typological and theoretical implications are consistently considered. Authors invariably indicate where previous claims must be adjusted based on the new information presented. This is true in the areas of nonlinear phonological theory, verb agreement systems and ergativity, grammatical relations and incorporation, and the uniqueness of Amazonian noun classification systems. The studies also contribute to the now extensive interest in grammatical change.

Migrants To Amazonia

By Judith Lisansky
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 0429713126
  • Total of Pages : 198
  • Category : Social Science
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This book is the story of one Amazonian community located along the middle Araguaia River in the northeastern comer of the state of Mato Grosso. It is based on fourteen months of fieldwork in 1976, 1978, and 1979.

Amazonian Caboclo Society

By Stephen Nugent
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000189481
  • Total of Pages : 278
  • Category : Social Science
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Amazonian Caboclo Society is concerned with peasant society in Brazilian Amazonia. Most anthropological work in Amazonia has focused on Indian groups, and caboclos (peasants of mixed ancestry) have generally been regarded as relics of the haphazard development of Amazonia and have received little serious attention. This volume aims to analyze the reasons for the relative 'invisibility' of caboclo society. It traces the development of caboclo societies and argues that much of the current discussion of 'sustainable development' fails to recognize the important legacy of historical caboclo society.

Amazonian Dark Earths: Wim Sombroek's Vision

By William I. Woods,Wenceslau G. Teixeira,Johannes Lehmann,Christoph Steiner,Antoinette M. G. A. WinklerPrins,Lilian Rebellato
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 1402090315
  • Total of Pages : 502
  • Category : Nature
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Amazonian soils are almost universally thought of as extremely forbidding. However, it is now clear that complex societies with large, sedentary populations were present for over a millennium before European contact. Associated with these are tracts of anomalously fertile, dark soils termed ‘terra preta’ or dark earths. These soils are presently an important agricultural resource within Amazonia and provide a model for developing long-term future sustainability of food production in tropical environments. The late Dutch soil scientist Wim Sombroek (1934-2003) was instrumental in bringing the significance of these soils to the attention of the world over four decades ago. Wim saw not only the possibilities of improving the lives of small holders throughout the world with simple carbon based soil technologies, but was an early proponent of the positive synergies also achieved in regards to carbon sequestration and global climatic change abatement. Wim’s vision was to form a multidisciplinary group whose members maintained the ideal of open collaboration toward the attainment of shared goals. Always encouraged and often shaped by Wim, this free association of international scholars termed the “Terra Preta Nova” Group came together in 2001 and has flourished. This effort has been defined by enormous productivity. Wim who is never far from any of our minds and hearts, would have loved to share the great experience of seeing the fruits of his vision as demonstrated in this volume.

The Sea and the Jungle

By H. M. Tomlinson
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  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Book Code : 048680397X
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Travel
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"Suppose you were a quiet, respectable, sedentary business or professional man, and the captain of a tramp steamer bound to South America and up the Amazon suddenly dropped into your peaceful office, invited you to go along with him, got your acceptance by a clever trick, and had you at sea before you could stop to think — wouldn't you expect to find 'something doing'?" Thus begins this classic of travel literature, in which a London journalist sets sail for Brazil and traverses 2,000 miles of wilderness. Part diary and part adventure story, H. M. Tomlinson's eloquent and hauntingly poetic account of his first ocean voyage also constitutes a report on the first successful ascent of the Amazon River and its tributary, the Madeira, by an English steamer. Originally published in 1912, Tomlinson's travelogue was hailed decades later as "one of the few level-headed works in the literature of this region" by naturalist Peter Matthiessen, who pronounced it "accurate and difficult to improve upon."

The Dilemma Of Amazonian Development

By Emilio F Moran
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000315932
  • Total of Pages : 348
  • Category : Political Science
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This book--the first to apply the combined approaches of anthropology, geography, ecology, economics, and sociology to the analysis of the Amazon River region and its imminent development--explores the impact of development on Amazonian populations and the results of rural and urban growth strategies. The authors use the methodologies of environmen

Through Amazonian Eyes

By Emilio F. Moran
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  • Publisher : University of Iowa Press
  • Book Code : 1587291576
  • Total of Pages : 252
  • Category : Nature
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In this well-written, comprehensive, reasonable yet passionate volume, Emilio Moran introduces us to the range of human and ecological diversity in the Amazon Basin. By describing the complex heterogeneity on the Amazon's ecological mosaic and its indigenous populations' conscious adaptations to this diversity, he leads us to realize that there are strategies of resource use which do not destroy the structure and function of ecosystems. Finally, and most important, he examines ways in which we might benefit from the study of human ecology to design and implement a balance between conservation and use.

Amazônia

By Fernando Henrique Cardoso,Geraldo Müller
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  • Publisher : SciELO - Centro Edelstein
  • Book Code : 8599662732
  • Total of Pages : 168
  • Category : History
  • Members : 359
  • Pdf File: amazônia.pdf

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[Neste trabalho] Tenta-se mostrar as formas particulares que o desenvolvimento capitalista assume no devassamento da Amazônia. Analisa-se como o Estado intervém para assegurar as condições para a ocupação e expansão econômica por meio das empresas e como se dá a exploração do trabalho na área [...] [trecho retirado da introdução do livro]

A Amazônia dos viajantes do séc.18

By Hugo Moura Tavares
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  • Publisher : Máquina de Escrever
  • Book Code : 6587517218
  • Total of Pages : 329
  • Category : History
  • Members : 894
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O espaço é a Amazônia do século dezoito e início do dezenove. Um lugar continuamente descoberto, destino de inúmeras expedições desde o século XVI, repositório de discursos que formam um palimpsesto, "palimpsesto amazônico". Ainda hoje, espaço do futuro, mas que parece, indefinidamente, prometer algo e nunca se render totalmente ao nosso conhecimento. Um espaço, ou melhor, um lugar construído de várias maneiras, entre elas, a discursiva. São muitos os discursos que, ao longo do tempo, vêm sendo construídos sobre a Amazônia. Discursos que alimentam o imaginário sobre uma região e foram formulados em condições e lugares determinados. Mas há um traço comum, ainda predominante, o de que este discurso, ao longo da história, sempre tem sido construído a partir de um pensamento externo à Amazônia. Esta tese é mais uma contribuição de análise desta construção discursiva, mais uma contribuição de elaboração do seu passado. Para tanto, foram escolhidos sete viajantes que percorreram a região no decorrer do século XVIII até o início do XIX. Entre 1743 e 1820, sete viajantes percorreram os rios da Amazônia em busca de conhecimentos mais aprofundados sobre a região e seus habitantes: Cientista e Matemático Charles Marie de La Condamine, Padre João Daniel, Vigário Dr. José Monteiro de Noronha, Ouvidor Francisco Xavier Ribeiro de Sampaio, Naturalista Alexandre Rodrigues Ferreira e os Cientistas Johann Baptiste von Spix e Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius. Num arco temporal de 77 anos, sete viajantes, de origens e formações diferentes, percorreram um amplo território, de rica variedade mineral, hídrica, biológica e humana. A tese está dividida em duas grandes partes. Na primeira, inicialmente teço algumas considerações sobre o gênero Literatura de viagem. O segundo capítulo trata da construção da paisagem pelos sete viajantes. Dentro desta geografia imaginativa vários são os temas, várias são as paisagens descritas e escritas pelos viajantes. Escolhi seis temas gerais que no decorrer da leitura, ao "deixar as fontes falarem", considerei relevantes. E, neste sentido, as vozes narrativas dos relatos tiveram certa homogeneidade, repetiram alguns temas comuns. Desta seleção, duas têm um caráter de ensaio bem marcante: as que eu denominei "paisagem em movimento" e "autorretrato".

Amazonian Kichwa of the Curaray River

By Mary-Elizabeth Reeve
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  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Book Code : 1496229592
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Read and download full book Amazonian Kichwa of the Curaray River

Formação humana em contextos formais e não formais na Amazônia coleção educação na Amazônia - volume 1

By Tania Suely Azevedo Brasileiro,Guillermo Arias Beaton
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  • Publisher : Editora CRV
  • Book Code : 6525105110
  • Total of Pages : 212
  • Category : Education
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Dada a variedade de temas abordados nesta obra, cujos estudos se voltam para a formação humana integral em contextos formais e não formais na Amazônia, torna-se imprescindível atentar para a diversidade e complexidade de estes territórios, respeitando-se os sujeitos e suas culturas, como insistem os autores.

El Garimpeiro En La Amazonia

By Emanuel Marcos Cruz E Prado
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  • Publisher : Clube de Autores
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : History
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GARIMPEIRO ES UN ROMANCE LLENO DE AVENTURAS SITUADO EN EL RÍO MADEIRA EN RONDÔNIA, CON MOTIVO DE LA ENORME MIGRACIÓN INTERNA OCURRIDA EN LOS 90. EL LIBRO PRESENTA LA REGIÓN, LA INVASIÓN DE MILES DE GARIMPEIROS PROVENIENTES DE VARIAS PARTES DEL PAÍS Y EN PARTICULAR DE LA SERRA PELADA GARIMPO. JUNTO CON ELLOS, EL LECTOR TOMA CONOCIMIENTO DE LO QUE FUE ESTE FENÓMENO MIGRATORIO Y EL IMPACTO QUE PROPORCIONÓ A ESA REGIÓN. EMPAREJANDO LA HISTORIA QUE ES EMOCIONANTE, SE DESVELA TODA LA REGIÓN Y LOS TRAJES SE CONSERVAN A TRAVÉS DE NUESTRO PROPIO Y ÚNICO LENGUAJE.

Inclusão na educação de jovens e adultos na amazônia paraense

By Monica Dias de Araújo
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  • Publisher : Editora CRV
  • Book Code : 6525113970
  • Total of Pages : 204
  • Category : Education
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Por meio deste livro, compartilho temáticas voltadas à Educação de Jovens e Adultos, Educação Especial e Inclusiva, bem como vivências no âmbito pessoal, social e profissional que deram origem à temática em questão. A obra é resultado da pesquisa de Mestrado em Educação na linha de Saberes Culturais e Educação na Amazônia da Universidade do Estado do Pará-UEPA. O objetivo é analisar como a escola de ensino fundamental denominada pelo nome fictício de "Roda de Sisos", da cidade de Altamira, no Estado do Pará, considerada referência na Educação Inclusiva, vem incluindo estudantes com necessidades educacionais especiais na Educação de Jovens e Adultos. As reflexões perpassam pelas condições de acessibilidade da escola; as necessidades educacionais pedagógicas e de formação dos professores que atuam na Educação de Jovens e Adultos e na Sala de Recurso Multifuncional; as principais experiências vivenciadas pela escola com ênfase nas práticas educativas; projeto Político Pedagógico e relação escola-família e comunidade, entre outras. É com satisfação que coloco esta obra a sua disposição, convicta da importância de instigar novos olhares e contribuições.