Through Amazonian Eyes: The Human Ecology of Amazonian Populations by Emilio F. Moran
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.
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.
Table of Contents
Table of contents: 1. Amazonia: People and Environment 2. Blackwater Ecosystems 3. Upland Forests 4. Floodplains 5. Savannas 6. Human Ecology as a Critique of Development