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Amazonia

Author : Mary Loretta (Sister.)
ISBN : UCAL:B3952733
Genre : Business & Economics
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Amazonia

Author : James Rollins
ISBN : 9781409136422
Genre : Fiction
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In Amazonia

Author : Hugh Raffles
ISBN : 9781400865277
Genre : Social Science
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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.

Amazonia

Author : James ROLLINS
ISBN : 9782265092914
Genre : Fiction
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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...

Contested Frontiers In Amazonia

Author : Marianne Schmink
ISBN : 0231513887
Genre : Nature
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Representative works are interpreted in light of the two great political movements of the nineteenth century: the abolition of slavery and the women's rights movement. By reexamining Emerson, Poe, Melville, Douglass, Walt Whitman, Chopin, and Faulkner and others, Rowe assesses the degree to which major writers' attitudes toward race, class, and gender contribute to specific political reforms in nineteenth and twentieth-century American culture.

Amazonia

Author : James M. Cooper
ISBN : 1845195000
Genre : History
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There are few topics so large yet so uncovered in the academic literature as the Amazon Basin. Much of the area that connects nine South American states, hundreds of indigenous peoples, dozens of multinational corporations, and the world’s lungs, remains unexplored and demographic density is still low. ... This important book sets out how the Amazon Basin’s indigenous self-determination movements meet corporate profiteering and where extreme poverty, natural resource stewardship, and the vagaries of the international commodities markets meet. The environment and the law are disciplines at the heart of the debate concerning sustainable development, economic justice, and unfair trading practices. It is the intersection of these disciplines that provides us with an opportunity to explore how activist public policy, increasing transnational litigation, enlightened global governance, and the equitable international distribution of public goods will play out on the world stage.

Amazonia

Author : James Marcus
ISBN : 9781595587220
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 82. 55 MB
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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] back a decade later 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, creating what Jonathan Raban calls “an utterly beguiling book.” For this first paperback edition, Marcus has added a new afterword with further reflections on his Amazon experience. In the tradition of the most noteworthy and entertaining memoirs of recent years, Marcus offers us a modern-day fable, “a clear-eyed, first-person account, rife with digressions on the larger cultural meaning throughout” (Henry Alford, Newsday).

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