Human Impacts on Amazonia: The Role of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Conservation and Development / Edition 1

Human Impacts on Amazonia: The Role of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Conservation and Development / Edition 1

by Darrell A. Posey
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0231105894

ISBN-13: 9780231105897

Pub. Date: 07/04/2006

Publisher: Columbia University Press

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

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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 of human development on Amazonia. The contributors argue that by protecting and drawing on local knowledge and values, further environmental ruin can be avoided.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231105897
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
07/04/2006
Series:
Biology and Resource Management Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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