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Title Human impacts on Amazonia : the role of traditional ecological knowledge in conservation and development / edited by Darrell Addison Posey and Michael J. Balick.
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, ©2006.

Series Biology and resource management series
Biology and resource management in the tropics series.
Subject Ethnoecology -- Amazon River Region.
Traditional ecological knowledge -- Amazon River Region.
Indians of South America -- Ethnobotany -- Amazon River Region.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Amazon River Region.
Soil degradation -- Amazon River Region.
Environmental degradation -- Amazon River Region.
Amazon River Region -- Environmental conditions.
Alt Name Posey, Darrell Addison, 1947-
Balick, Michael J., 1952-
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 366 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Thoughts on the future of Amazonia : the region, residents, researchers, and realities / Michael J. Balick -- Romance and reality : the first European vision of Brazilian Indians / John Hemming -- Constructing tropical nature / Nancy Leys Stepan -- Demand for two classes of traditional agroecological knowledge in modern Amazonia / Charles R. Clement -- Fire in Romania, 1998 -- politics and human impact : what role for indigenous people in Brazilian Amazonia? / Elizabeth Allen -- The Cerrado of Brazilian Amazonia : a much-endangered vegetation / James A. Ratter, J. Felipe Ribeiro, and Samuel Bridgewater -- A review of Amazonian wetlands and rivers : valuable environments under threat / Christopher Barrow -- Fragility and resilience of Amazonian soils : models from indigenous management / Peter A. Furley -- Is successful development of Brazilian Amazonia possible without knowledge of the soil and soil response to development? / Stephen Nortcliff -- Fragile soils and deforestation impacts : the rationale for environmental services of standing forest as a development paradigm in Amazonia / Philip M. Fearnside -- Concurrent activities and invisible technologies : an example of timber management in Amazonia / Christine Padoch and Miguel Pinedo-Vásquez -- Institutional and economic issues in the promotion of commercial forest management in Amerinidian societies / Michael Richards -- Collect or cultivate -- a conundrum : comparative population ecology of ipecac (Carapichea ipecacuanha (Brot.) L. Andersson), a neotropical understory herb / Jan Salick -- Extractivism, domestication, and privatization of a native plant resource : the case of jaborandi (Pilocarpus microphyllus Stapf ex Holmes) in Maranhão, Brazil / Claudio Urbano B. Pinheiro -- Peasant riverine economies and their impact in the lower Amazon / Mark Harris -- Conservation, economics, traditional knowledge, and the Yanomami : implications and benefits for whom? / William Milliken -- The commodification of the Indian / Alcida Rita Ramos -- Euphemism in the forest : ahistoricism and the valorization of indigenous knowledge / Stephen Nugent -- What's the difference between a Peace Corps worker and an anthropologist? A millennium rethink of anthropological fieldwork / Joanna Overing -- Traditional resource use and ethnoeconomics : sustainable characteristics of the Amerindian lifestyles / Clóvis Cavalcanti -- Enhancing social captial : productive conservation and traditional knowledge in the Brazilian rain forest / Anthony Hall.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Summary From the pre-Columbian era to the present, native Amazonians have shaped the land around them, emphasizing utilization, conservation, and sustainability. These priorities stand in stark contrast to colonial and contemporary exploitation of Amazonia by outside interests. With essays from environmental scientists, botanists, and anthropologists, this volume explores the various effects of human development on Amazonia. The contributors argue that by protecting and drawing on local knowledge and values, further environmental ruin can be avoided.
Note In English.
ISBN 9780231517355 (electronic bk.)
0231517351 (electronic bk.)
0231105886 (alk. paper)
0231105894 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780231105880 (alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 10.7312/pose10588
Publisher # EB00662516 Recorded Books
OCLC # 787847797
Additional Format Print version: Human impacts on Amazonia. New York : Columbia University Press, ©2006 (DLC) 2005053931

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