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Amazonia : resiliency and dynamism of the land and its people /

Nigel J.H. Smith [and others].

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Names: Smith, Nigel J. H.,
Published: Tokyo ; United Nations University Press, ©1995.
Series: UNU studies on critical environmental regions.
Topics: Environmental protection - Amazon River Valley. | Natural resources - Amazon River Valley. | Land use - Amazon River Valley. | Agriculture - Amazon River Valley. | Environnement - Protection - Amazonie. | Conservation des ressources naturelles - Amazonie. | Sol, Utilisation du - Aspect de l'environnement - Amazonie. | Agroforesterie - Amazonie. | Forêts - Conservation - Amazonie. | Développement rural - Aspect de l'environnement - Amazonie. | Développement économique - Aspect de l'environnement - Amazonie. | NATURE - Natural Resources. | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS - Environmental Economics. | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS - Green Business. | Écologie humaine - Amazonie. | Écologie des forêts pluviales - Amazonie. | Umweltveränderung. | Landwirtschaft. | ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION. | CLIMATE CHANGE. | BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY. | FOREST CONSERVATION. | FOREST MANAGEMENT. | SILVICULTURE. | AGROFORESTRY. | RANGE MANAGEMENT. | LAND USE. | SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. | AMAZON REGION.
Regions: Amazon River Valley. | Amazonie. | Amazonastiefland.
Genres: Electronic books.
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Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 253 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Includes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-253).
ISBN: 0585287848 (electronic bk.)
9780585287843 (electronic bk.)

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.
Summary: "This book is the third in a series from the United Nations University (UNU) research project, Critical Zones in Global Environmental Change, itself part of the UNU programme on the Human and Policy Dimensions of Global Change. Both endeavours explore the complex linkages between human activities and the environment. The project views the human causes of and responses to major changes in biogeochemical systems--global environmental change broadly defined--as consequences of cumulative and synergistic actions (or inactions) of individuals, groups, and states, occurring in their local and regional settings. The study examines and compares nine regional cases in which large-scale, human-induced environmental changes portend to threaten the sustainability of an existing system."--Publisher description.
Review: "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.
Notes: Electronic reproduction.
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Other Names: Smith, Nigel J. H., 1949-

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