Well illustrated, holistic view of the conservation drama unfolding in the Amazon floodplain. These leading authorities on the Amazon offer an insight into the flora and fauna, people and culture, ecological and economic problems, and future prospects for this vital region.
Michael Goulding is a senior scientist at the Rainforest Alliance, based in New York City. Nigel J.H. Smith is professor of geography at the University of Florida. Dennis J. Mahar is the World Bank's Resident Representative in Brazil.
"This is a beautiful book... The photographs of nature and [the] informative discussion of how the river system works will capture the imagination of most readers." -- Robert Mendelsohn, "Ecoscience"