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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