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Forest Frontier: Settlement and Change in Brazilian Roraima [NOOK Book]

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Destructive patterns of Amazonian evolution are now infecting relatively untouched Northern Brazil - driven by the gold rush and demographic and economic forces from the South.
The Forest Frontier assesses whether the Northern Amazonian States can avoid the same pressures and problems that affect the peoples and environments of the South. It examines the social and environmental nature of land development in Roraima, the most northerly of the Brazilian Amazonian states. ...
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Forest Frontier: Settlement and Change in Brazilian Roraima

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Overview

Destructive patterns of Amazonian evolution are now infecting relatively untouched Northern Brazil - driven by the gold rush and demographic and economic forces from the South.
The Forest Frontier assesses whether the Northern Amazonian States can avoid the same pressures and problems that affect the peoples and environments of the South. It examines the social and environmental nature of land development in Roraima, the most northerly of the Brazilian Amazonian states. Possessing most of the classic problems facing other States as well as containing a combination of political, cultural and environmental features, Roraima's development is at a frontier.
Offering a critical assessment of the nature and pace of agricultural advance into Roraima, The Forest Frontier will provide a better understanding to plan for the inevitable development to come.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134950423
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/11/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 260
  • File size: 9 MB

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of tables
List of contributors
Preface
List of acronyms
1 Perspectives 1
2 Indians, Cattle and Settlers: The Growth of Roraima 39
3 Monitoring Change in Land Use and the Environment 68
4 Deforestation and the Environment 86
5 Forest Clearance and Agricultural Strategies in Northern Roraima 111
6 Agricultural Diversification: The Contribution of Rice and Horticultural Producers 153
7 Land-Use Pressures and Resource Exploitation in the 1990s 185
Glossary 210
Bibliography 212
Name Index 226
Subject Index 230
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