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Rainforest Cities Urbanization, Development, and Globalization of the Brazilian Amazon

By: John O Browder and Brian J Godfrey
429 pages, 28 b/w photos, figs, tabs, maps
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  • Rainforest Cities ISBN: 9780231106559 Paperback Dec 1997 Usually dispatched within 4 days
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Despite its popular image as a vast and forbidding wilderness at the periphery of civilization, Amazonia has undergone a significant urban transformation since the late 1970s. This book explores these recent events, challenging conventional notions of urbanization and regional development to propose a theory of `disarticulated urbanization.' ' A scholarly book, perhaps too scholarly, since it is primarily concerned with wrestling with theories of urbanization, rather than with its social and environmental realities facing people.' Herbert Girardet, The Ecologist.

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JOHN O. BROWDER is associate professor of urban and regional planning at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. BRIAN J. GODFREY is associate professor of geography at Vassar College.
By: John O Browder and Brian J Godfrey
429 pages, 28 b/w photos, figs, tabs, maps
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Rainforest Cities provides the first comprehensive analysis of the varied and volatile settlement patterns that characterise the urbanisation process in the Amazon... a valuable contribution to regional development and environmental studies. -- David Hyndman, University of Queensland Anthropological Forum
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