Through Amazonian Eyes: The Human Ecology of Amazonian Populations [NOOK Book]

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In this well-written, comprehensive, reasonable yet passionate volume, Emilio Moran introduces us to the range of human and ecological diversity in the Amazon Basin. By describing the complex heterogeneity on the Amazon's ecological mosaic and its indigenous populations' conscious adaptations to this diversity, he leads us to realize that there are strategies of resource use which do not destroy the structure and function of ecosystems. Finally, and most important, he examines ways in which we might benefit from ...

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Through Amazonian Eyes: The Human Ecology of Amazonian Populations

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Overview

In this well-written, comprehensive, reasonable yet passionate volume, Emilio Moran introduces us to the range of human and ecological diversity in the Amazon Basin. By describing the complex heterogeneity on the Amazon's ecological mosaic and its indigenous populations' conscious adaptations to this diversity, he leads us to realize that there are strategies of resource use which do not destroy the structure and function of ecosystems. Finally, and most important, he examines ways in which we might benefit from the study of human ecology to design and implement a balance between conservation and use.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587291579
  • Publisher: University of Iowa Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/1993
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 252
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

 Emilio Moran is professor of anthropology and professor of environmental studies in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University and director of the Anthropological Center for Training and Research on Global Environmental Change. He has worked in Amazonia since 1972 and has written two previous books on the region.
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Table of Contents





Preface


Acknowledgments



Amazonia: People and Environment



Blackwater Ecosystems



Upland Forests



Floodplains



Savannas



Human Ecology as a Critique of Development


Notes


Bibliography


Index

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