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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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1. Amazonia under siege -- 2. Environmental threats: The myth of virginity ; Climatic change ; The environmental impact of smoke ; Soil erosion and floods ; Hydroelectric dams ; The environmental impacts of mining ; Petroleum extraction ; A blizzard of cocaine ; Habitat destruction and the loss of biodiversity -- 3. Forces of change and societal responses: Population change ; Technological change ; Socio-economic and institutional change ; Beliefs and attitudes towards development ; Inocme and wealth issues ; Societal responses -- 4. Forest conservation and management -- 5. Silviculture and plantation crops -- 6. Agro-forestry and perennial cropping systems -- 7. Ranching problems and potential on the uplands -- 8. Land-use dynamics on the Amazon flood plain -- 9. Trends and opportunities.

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