In Amazonia

Written By Hugh Raffles
In Amazonia
  • Publsiher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 15 September 2014
  • ISBN : 1400865271
  • Pages : 320 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled In Amazonia written by Hugh Raffles which was release on 15 September 2014, this book published by Princeton University Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 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.

In Amazonia

In Amazonia
  • Author : Hugh Raffles
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-09-15
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1400865271
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Summary : 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 ...

Developing Amazonia

Developing Amazonia
  • Author : Anthony L. Hall
  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Total pages : 303
  • ISBN : 1400865271
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Summary : 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....

Histories and Historicities in Amazonia

Histories and Historicities in Amazonia
  • Author : Neil L. Whitehead
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 2003-01-01
  • Total pages : 236
  • ISBN : 1400865271
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Summary : 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 ...

Ergativity in Amazonia

Ergativity in Amazonia
  • Author : Spike Gildea,Francisco Queixalós
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Total pages : 319
  • ISBN : 1400865271
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Summary : This volume presents a typological/theoretical introduction plus eight papers about ergative alignment in 16 Amazonian languages. All are written by linguists with years of fieldwork and comparative experience in the region, all describe details of the synchronic systems, and several also provide diachronic insight into the evolution of these systems. ...

Cultivated Landscapes of Native Amazonia and the Andes

Cultivated Landscapes of Native Amazonia and the Andes
  • Author : William M. Denevan
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Total pages : 396
  • ISBN : 1400865271
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Summary : Cultivated Landscapes of Native Amazonia and the Andes examines Indian agriculture in South America. The focus is on field types and field technologies, including agricultural landforms such as terraces, canals, and drained fields, which have persisted for hundreds of years. What emerges is a picture of mostly successful indigenous farming ...

Contested Frontiers in Amazonia

Contested Frontiers in Amazonia
  • Author : Marianne Schmink,Charles H. Wood
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 1992-06-24
  • Total pages : 387
  • ISBN : 1400865271
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Summary : An interdisciplinary analysis of the process of frontier change in one region of the Brazilian Amazon, the southern portion of the state of Pará....

Sebasti o Salgado Amaz nia

Sebasti  o Salgado  Amaz  nia
  • Author : Sebastião Salgado
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-06-16
  • Total pages : 528
  • ISBN : 1400865271
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Summary : For six years Sebastião Salgado traveled the Brazilian Amazon and photographed the unparalleled beauty of this extraordinary region: the rainforest, the rivers, the mountains, the people who live there--this irreplaceable treasure of humanity in which the immense power of nature is felt like nowhere else on earth....

Amazonia

Amazonia
  • Author : Colin Teevan
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-05-09
  • Total pages : 96
  • ISBN : 1400865271
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Summary : The village of Todos Os Santos is under threat from developers who want to clear the village and the forest for farmland. Meanwhile, the village bull won't dance the traditional bumba meu boi and the pregnant Catarina has developed a taste for impossible foods that her husband Francisco must get ...

Amazonia in the Anthropocene

Amazonia in the Anthropocene
  • Author : Nicholas C. Kawa
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2016-05-10
  • Total pages : 202
  • ISBN : 1400865271
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Summary : Widespread human alteration of the planet has led many scholars to claim that we have entered a new epoch in geological time: the Anthropocene, an age dominated by humanity. This ethnography is the first to directly engage the Anthropocene, tackling its problems and paradoxes from the vantage point of the ...

Beloved Amazonia

Beloved Amazonia
  • Author : Pope Francis
  • Publisher : Orbis Books
  • Release Date : 2020-03-03
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1400865271
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Summary : Download or read online Beloved Amazonia written by Pope Francis , published by Orbis Books which was released on 2020-03-03. Get Beloved Amazonia Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Amazonia

Amazonia
  • Author : Esther L. Crampton
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1974
  • Total pages : 196
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Summary : Download or read online Amazonia written by Esther L. Crampton, published by which was released on 1974. Get Amazonia Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Sustainable Development in Amazonia

Sustainable Development in Amazonia
  • Author : Kei Otsuki
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-03-12
  • Total pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1400865271
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Summary : This book argues against the assumption that sustainability and environmental conservation are naturally the common goal and norm for everyone in Amazonia. This is the first book focusing on agency, reflexivity and social development to address sustainable development in the region. It discusses the importance of looking into societal dynamics ...

Amazonia and Global Change

Amazonia and Global Change
  • Author : Michael Keller,Mercedes Bustamante,John Gash,Pedro Silva Dias
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-05-02
  • Total pages : 565
  • ISBN : 1400865271
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Summary : Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 186. Amazonia and Global Change synthesizes results of the Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA) for scientists and students of Earth system science and global environmental change. LBA, led by Brazil, asks how Amazonia currently functions in ...

Amazonia Without Myths

Amazonia Without Myths
  • Author : Commission on Development and Environment for Amazonia
  • Publisher : The Minerva Group, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2001-12-01
  • Total pages : 120
  • ISBN : 1400865271
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Summary : 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 ...

Human Impacts on Amazonia

Human Impacts on Amazonia
  • Author : Darrell A. Posey,Michael J. Balick
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-07-11
  • Total pages : 392
  • ISBN : 1400865271
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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 ...