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Brazilian Perspectives on Sustainable Development of the Amazon Region

Series: Man and the Biosphere Volume: 15

Edited By: M Clüsener-Godt and I Sachs

320 pages, Illus

Parthenon Publishing

Hardback | Dec 1995 | #37326 | ISBN: 1850705763
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NHBS Price: £63.00 $80/€75 approx

About this book

The book has its origins in papers presented to a conference on Environmentally Sound Socio-Economic Development in the Humid Tropics, held in June 1992 in Manaus. All the contributions, which were prepared by Brazilian scientists, or by scientists a long time resident there, deal with topics related to Amazonia and its tropical forests and watersheds, and the human impact that they support.


Contents

Introduction. Climatic and Hydrological Conditions as Key Factors for Ecodevelopment Strategies. Development and Management Plans for the Amazon Region. The Amazon - An Urbanized Forest. Sociodiversity and Biodiversity. Agroforestry in Brazil'sAmazonian Development Policy: The Role and Limits of a Potential Use for Degraded Lands. Rehabilitation of Capoeiras, Degraded Pastures, and Mining Sites. The Amazon and Extracting Activities. Development of Commercial Fisheries in the Amazon Basin andConsequences for Fish Stocks and Subsistence Fishing. Mining Without Destruction. Organizing Research for the Development of the Amazon Region. Possibilities for Sustainable Agriculture Development in the Brazilian Amazon. Elements for a Strategy forTerritorial Settlement and Ecodevelopment in the Amazon. Index.

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