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Amazonia

Amazonia ebook ISBN: 2021247554
Publisher: Média Diffusion
Author: Patrick Deville
Number of Pages: 306 
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Avec Amazonia, Patrick Deville propose un somptueux carnaval littéraire dont le principe est une remontée de l'Amazone et la traversée du sous-continent latino-américain, partant de Belém sur l'Atlantique pour aboutir à Santa Elena sur le Pacifique, en ayant franchi la cordillère des Andes. On découvre Santarém, le rio Negro, Manaus, Iquitos, Guayaquil, on finit même aux Galápagos, plausible havre de paix dans un monde devenu à nouveau fou, et qui pousse les feux de son extinction. Le roman remonte jusqu'aux premières intrusions européennes, dans la quête d'or et de richesses, selon une géographie encore vierge, pleine de légendes et de surprises. Plus tard, les explorateurs établiront des cartes, mettront un peu d'ordre dans le labyrinthe de fleuves et affluents. Des industriels viendront exploiter le caoutchouc, faisant fortune et faillite, le monde va vite. Dans ce paysage luxuriant qui porte à la démesure, certains se forgent un destin : Aguirre, Fitzgerald devenu Fitzcarrald, Darwin, Humboldt, Bolívar. Ce voyage entrepris par un père avec son fils de vingt-neuf ans dans l'histoire et le territoire de l'Amazonie est aussi l'occasion d'éprouver le dérèglement du climat et ses conséquences catastrophiques.

Amazonia

Amazonia ebook ISBN: 2265092916
Publisher: 12-21
Author: James ROLLINS
Number of Pages: 397 
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Dans la forêt amazonienne, un Américain est retrouvé mourant aux abords d'un village. C'est l'un des membres d'une expédition scientifique partie étudier le savoir des chamans et disparue quatre ans plus tôt. Seul Nathan Rand, le fils du savant qui la dirigeait, n'a jamais perdu espoir de les retrouver vivants. Et c'est ce fol espoir que le Dr Kelly O'Brien et son frère ravivent en lui proposant de rejoindre l'équipe de secours organisée par le gouvernement des États-Unis. Seulement, la jungle et ses enjeux pharmaceutiques attisent bien des convoitises. Des mercenaires se lancent à leur poursuite... À mesure que le groupe progresse, l'aventure tourne au cauchemar : attaques de fourmis géantes, assaut de piranhas hypertrophiés, prolifération de sauterelles carnivores. La malédiction des Ban-ali rôderait-elle ? Mais est-elle vraiment la seule explication à ces terrifiantes mutations génétiques ? Amazonia : quand la nature reprend ses droits...

Amazonia.com

Amazonia.com ebook ISBN: 274834555X
Publisher: Editions Publibook
Author: N.A
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Developing Amazonia

Developing Amazonia ebook ISBN: 9780719035500
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Author: Anthony L. Hall
Number of Pages: 303 
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This study of the Grande Carajas programme, the largest project in the Amazon rainforest, is central to the debate on its future and fate. The social and environmental costs of the programme are examined here.

Amazônia E Defesa Nacional

Amazônia E Defesa Nacional ebook ISBN: 9788522505548
Publisher: FGV Editora
Author: Celso Castro
Number of Pages: 169 
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Amazonia

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Publisher: Independently Published
Author: Paul Dourret
Number of Pages: 418 
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Paumée, Alona erre dans la vie. Elle reste traumatisée par cet acte irréfléchi et la naissance de sa fille Lucilla. Malgré les sentiments profonds que Lésia éprouve pour elle, Alona multiplie les aventures amoureuses. Au travers de ces rencontres, elle reprend peu à peu confiance en elle. L'arrivée d'une femme fantasque, Hélène, va bouleverser un peu plus son existence. Alona saisit toutes les opportunités et se hisse ainsi à la tête d'un mouvement féministe et écologiste. Le décès soudain de son père la place à la tête d'un puissant portefeuille. Vengeresse, elle récupère les idées avant-gardistes d'une militante et décide de les appliquer à sa manière. Elle rêve d'implanter en pleine jungle amazonienne un groupe constituer exclusivement de filles. La sixième extinction se précise. Il faut agir vite. Amazonia voit enfin le jour; la vie en communauté démarre. Alona sollicite l'aide de Muna, une spécialiste de la génétique moléculaire. Elle tient à la conception d'amazones androgynes afin de supplanter les hommes et les remplacer à la tête du monde. Tout paraît se dérouler pour le mieux, mais c'est sans compter sur les démons intérieurs et les terribles excès d'Alona; sur la jalousie d'Hélène; sur les surprenants résultats des foetus modifiés, et le rejet de sa fille à qui elle a dû révéler l'identité de son géniteur...

Histories and Historicities in Amazonia

Histories and Historicities in Amazonia ebook ISBN: 9780803248052
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Author: Neil L. Whitehead
Number of Pages: 236 
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Anthropologist Neil L. Whitehead presents a collection of recent fieldwork and the latest theoretical perspectives that illuminate how a range of Native communities in the Amazon River basin, and those they encounter, use the past to make sense of their world and themselves. In recent decades, scholars have become increasingly aware of the role the past plays in the construction of culture and identity. Not only can the past be represented and codified overtly in various ways and media as a history, it also operates more fundamentally and pervasively in cultures as a mode of consciousness or way of thinking about the world, a historicity. ø In addition to examining the particular foundations and significance of history and historicity in such communities as the Guaj¾, Wapishana, Dekuana, and Patamuna, the contributors to this volume consider more broadly how different natural and cultural features can help shape historical consciousness: landscape and territory; rituals such as feasting; genealogy and kinship; and even the practice of archaeology. Also of interest are activist uses of historicity to promote and legitimize the cultural integrity and political agendas of Native communities, especially in contact situations past and present where multiple and often competing forms of history and historicity play important political roles in articulating relations between colonizers and the colonized. ø As this volume makes clear, understanding the powerful cultural role of the past helps scholars better appreciate the inherent dynamic quality of all cultures and recognize a rich resource of agency that can be used both to comprehend and to transform the present

In Amazonia

In Amazonia ebook ISBN: 1400865271
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Author: Hugh Raffles
Number of Pages: 320 
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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.

Another Boom for Amazonia?

Another Boom for Amazonia? ebook ISBN: 1599427184
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
Author: Jr. Penn
Number of Pages: 302 
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This study examines the socioeconomic and environmental implications of the new camu camu industry in Peru. Camu camu (Myrciaria dubia) is a small tree native to wetlands of the Amazon basin. It is especially abundant in Peruvian Amazonia. The high vitamin-C content of the fruit has generated interest in exporting camu camu products from Amazonia to more-developed countries. The government of Peru has been actively promoting this new extractive industry, as well as the planting of camu camu in rural areas. Non-governmental development organizations and private industry are now actively involved with camu camu projects and enterprises. In Peru, enthusiasm for this native species is high, because camu camu is expected to provide a much-needed and sustainable economic boost for the region. However, many questions about the environmental implications and socioeconomic impacts of the camu camu export industry need to be answered in order to understand its ecological and economic viability, and its effects on business and in rural communities. Winner of 2010 "Dissertation Excellence Award" Findings indicate that camu camu has provided significantly more income to rural residents than is provided by the traditional boom and bust economies of Amazonia. Households who adopted camu camu as a new crop in their floodplain agroforestry systems farmed significantly more floodplain land than non-adopters, and were especially adept at experimenting with new innovations. Lack of agricultural credit is a major constraint to adopting camu camu as a new crop in Peru. Geographic isolation and the location of processing facilities in relation to fruit harvests present major obstacles to the economic viability of the new industry. Camu camu was found to be cultivated with a higher diversity of annual crops than is typical in floodplain fields of the region. Extraction of camu camu fruits from the wild does not appear to have a negative environmental impact, at least in the initial years of the industry. This non-timber forest product in the process of domestication can support a viable industry in the Peruvian Amazon, if agricultural extension methods and marketing channels are improved.

Lessons from Amazonia

Lessons from Amazonia ebook ISBN: 9780300127492
Publisher: Yale University Press
Author: N.A
Number of Pages: N.A 
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A Walk to the River in Amazonia

A Walk to the River in Amazonia ebook ISBN: 9781845455552
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Author: Carla Stang
Number of Pages: 221 
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Our lives are mostly composed of ordinary reality—the flow of moment-to-moment existence. In this anthropological study of the Amazon’s Mehinaku Indians, the author achieves an understanding of this part of reality by both observing various aspects of their experience and 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.

Amazonia

Amazonia ebook ISBN: 9789280809060
Publisher: United Nations University Press
Author: Nigel J. H. Smith,Emanuel Adilson Souza Serrão,Paulo de Tarso Alvim,Italo C Falesi
Number of Pages: 253 
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"Balanced, worthwhile book includes chapters on threats to the environment, change and societal response, conservation and management, plantation crops, agroforestry, ranching, floodplain dynamics, and trends and opportunities"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.

Amazonia Without Myths

Amazonia Without Myths ebook ISBN: 0894991191
Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.
Author: Commission on Development and Environment for Amazonia
Number of Pages: 120 
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This report, prepared by the Commission on Development and Environment for Amazonia at the initiative of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty and supported by the Inter-American Development Bank and the United Nations Development Programme, is based on the concept of an Amazonia that exists above and beyond the world of fantasy and myth: an Amazonia of flesh and blood, of human toil, of human history, of human faces and hopes, and future human beings. It is an analysis based not only on the experiences and technologies of today"s world but also, and with greater emphasis, on the wisdom accumulated for centuries by Amazonia itself: standing Amazonia. The Amazon region has the largest area of tropical forest on the planet, and concern for its environmental deterioration extends well beyond the borders of the eight countries that form a part of it. With support from the IDB and UNDP, the Commission on Development and Environment for Amazonia prepared this report that provides data on the region's natural resources, population, health and infrastructure.

Sustaining Amazonia

Sustaining Amazonia ebook ISBN: 9780719046988
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Author: Anthony L. Hall
Number of Pages: 269 
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In the wealth of literature on Brazilian Amazonian, little has been written to show how communities affected by hostile commercial forces have reacted.

Amazonia

Amazonia ebook ISBN: 1466994185
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Author: Ernie Palamarek
Number of Pages: 322 
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Oi Amigo! Experience the amazing mighty Amazon! It's the steamy setting for this colourful South American tale of an old family company dealing in jungle medicinal plants. The venerable firm is corrupted by lust, corporate greed, gratuitous affluence, shady characters, and duplicitous transactions. Genetic tinkering and environmental destruction run amuck amidst the grinding subsistence life of the Amazon natives. Rune Erikson is cast as the altruistic hero as he comes to the rescue of a statuesque Brazilian heiress brutally targeted during a medical conference in Victoria. Hiding her aboard the Valhalla, Rune is love-struck. Hitching a ride with her on Dredmann Industries corporate jet, it delivers them unto the evil Dr. Manglar. Bianca Penthesilia Monteiro fights back against Gunther Dredmann, known by his victims as Dr. Death, when her family's business is ruthlessly subjected to a hostile takeover. Fast Eddie, an old buddy of Rune's who has fallen into the bottle, teams up to help with his Grumman Goose flying boat. An ancient family enigma is revealed when a five-hundred-year-old Portuguese leather trunk is opened. A wizened soothsayer casts his cryptic prophecies as a centuries-old Portuguese sword comes scything down in an old Brazilian prison, sparking primeval powers in its possessor. This intriguing fourth novel in a series features the somewhat jaded but dashing Rune Erikson who slogs through the piranha-infested Amazon with his Grumman Goose flying buddy, Fast Eddie, in a torturous survival trek. Rune and his Brazilian heiress babe are caught up in a sinister plot of unimaginable consequences. Coloured by romance and spiced with eroticism, this adventure lures Rune off his sailing ketch, Valhalla, in Victoria's Fisherman's Wharf into the enticing arms of a young, hot-blooded Latin American woman whose powerful matriarchal lineage is unknowingly steeped in the ancient myths and secret sagas of the steamy Amazon.

Human Impacts on Amazonia

Human Impacts on Amazonia ebook ISBN: 0231517351
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Author: Darrell A. Posey,Michael J. Balick
Number of Pages: 392 
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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.

Amazonia

Amazonia ebook ISBN: 1595587225
Publisher: The New Press
Author: James Marcus
Number of Pages: 322 
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A “funny, contemplative” memoir of working at Amazon in the early years, when it was a struggling online bookstore (San Francisco Chronicle). In a book that Ian Frazier has called “a fascinating and sometimes hair-raising morality tale from deep inside the Internet boom,” James Marcus, hired by Amazon.com in 1996—when the company was so small his e-mail address could be [email protected]—looks back at the ecstatic rise, dramatic fall, and remarkable comeback of the consummate symbol of late 1990s America. Observing “how it was to be in the right place (Seattle) at the right time (the ’90s)” (Chicago Reader), Marcus offers a ringside seat on everything from his first interview with Jeff Bezos to the company’s bizarre Nordic-style retreats, in “a clear-eyed, first-person account, rife with digressions on the larger cultural meaning throughout” (Henry Alford, Newsday). “Marcus tells his story with wit and candor.” —Booklist, starred review

Amazonia: Landscape and Species Evolution

Amazonia: Landscape and Species Evolution ebook ISBN: 1444360256
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Author: Carina Hoorn,Frank Wesselingh
Number of Pages: 464 
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The book focuses on geological history as the critical factor in determining the present biodiversity and landscapes of Amazonia. The different driving mechanisms for landscape evolution are explored by reviewing the history of the Amazonian Craton, the associated sedimentary basins, and the role of mountain uplift and climate change. This book provdes an insight into the Meso- and Cenozoic record of Amazonia that was characterized by fluvial and long-lived lake systems and a highly diverse flora and fauna. This fauna includes giants such as the ca. 12 m long caiman Purussaurus, but also a varied fish fauna and fragile molluscs, whilst fossil pollen and spores form relics of ancestral swamps and rainforests. Finally, a review the molecular datasets of the modern Amazonian rainforest and aquatic ecosystem, discussing the possible relations between the origin of Amazonian species diversity and the palaeogeographic, palaeoclimatic and palaeoenvironmental evolution of northern South America. The multidisciplinary approach in evaluating the history of Amazonia has resulted in a comprehensive volume that provides novel insights into the evolution of this region.

Gender in Amazonia and Melanesia

Gender in Amazonia and Melanesia ebook ISBN: 9780520228528
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Author: Thomas Gregor,Donald Tuzin
Number of Pages: 392 
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Amazonia and Melanesia are half a world in distance, yet their cultures bear similarities in the areas of sex and gender. This work looks at ways in which sex and gender are elaborated, obsessed over, and internalized.