Out of the Amazon


Author: Sue Cunningham,Susan M. Cunningham,Ghillean T. Prance,Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Publisher: The Stationery Office/Tso


Category: Nature

Page: 121

View: 9626

Embark upon a voyage of discovery into the spectacular world of the Brazilian tropical rainforest, brought vividly to life in this selection of stunning photographs. The photos give a wide-ranging insight into the beauty and value of the landscape, focusing on the extraordinary biodiversity of the forest and the indigenous cultures of the region.

In Search of the Rain Forest


Author: Candace Slater

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822332183

Category: Nature

Page: 318

View: 9868

DIVCollection of essays offers a multi-layered understanding of the social complexities of rainforest practice and representation,./div

New Extensions


Author: David Waugh,David Gardner

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748777181

Category: Geography

Page: 153

View: 7846

Extension materials stretch and challenge higher ability pupils whilst encouraging a more in-depth study of themes and places. New Extensions fits easily into existing schemes of work and enables pupils to achieve the Higher National Curriculum levels of attainment.

The Great Kapok Tree

A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest


Author: Lynne Cherry

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152026141

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 3192

The many different animals that live in a great kapok tree in the Brazilian rainforest try to convince a man with an ax of the importance of not cutting down their home.

Key Geography Extensions


Author: David Waugh,David Gardner

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748740666

Category: Geography

Page: 128

View: 9501

Written as a resource for more able pupils, this book offers challenging material that develops the existing series. It is an extension that develops a higher level of skill in both range and depth; links exercises and case studies to Internet sites and ICT activities; encourages the study of themes and places to more depth; has an increased amount of text and uses a higher level geographical vocabulary; offers greater opportunities for individual research, oral work and discussion and increases the opportunities for the development of values and attitudes.

Overexploitation Or Sustainable Management

Action Patterns of the Tropical Timber Industry : the Case of Pará (Brazil), 1960-1997


Author: Imme Scholz

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714651545

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 459

View: 634

The part played by the Brazilian tropical timber industry in deforesting the Amazon region has not been studied very much. This book describes the expansion of the timber industry in the Brazilian federal state of Para since the 1960s, when Amazon development became an important item on the government's agenda.

Getting Out Alive

13 Deadly Scenarios and How Others Survived


Author: Scott B. Williams

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1569759189

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 296

View: 594

Remembered Self

Emotion and Memory in Personality


Author: Jefferson A. Singer,Peter Salovey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451602251

Category: Psychology

Page: 257

View: 3162

A theory for psychologists on the role of memory in personality psychology. In The Remembered Self, Jefferson A. Singer and Peter Salovey persuasively argue that memories are an important window into one's life story, revealing characteristic moods, motives, and thinking patterns. Through experimental evidence, clinical case material, and examples from literature, the authors offer a fresh perspective on the role of memory in personality and clinical psychology. Unlike the conventional psychoanalytic approach to memory, which concentrates on what is forgotten, Singer and Salovey treat memory in a new and different way with an emphasis on what is remembered. Theirs is a bold new theory of memory and self that is both comprehensive and accessible.

Human Impacts on Amazonia

The Role of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Conservation and Development


Author: Darrell A. Posey,Michael J. Balick

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231517351

Category: Science

Page: 392

View: 5799

From the pre-Columbian era to the present, native Amazonians have shaped the land around them, emphasizing utilization, conservation, and sustainability. These priorities stand in stark contrast to colonial and contemporary exploitation of Amazonia by outside interests. With essays from environmental scientists, botanists, and anthropologists, this volume explores the various effects of human development on Amazonia. The contributors argue that by protecting and drawing on local knowledge and values, further environmental ruin can be avoided.

Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth


Author: William Bryant Logan

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393351602

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 9759

"A gleeful, poetic book…Like the best natural histories, Dirt is a kind of prayer." —Los Angeles Times Book Review "You are about to read a lot about dirt, which no one knows very much about." So begins the cult classic that brings mystery and magic to "that stuff that won't come off your collar." John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Saint Phocas, Darwin, and Virgil parade through this thought-provoking work, taking their place next to the dung beetle, the compost heap, dowsing, historical farming, and the microscopic biota that till the soil. Whether William Bryant Logan is traversing the far reaches of the cosmos or plowing through our planet’s crust, his delightful, elegant, and surprisingly soulful meditations greatly enrich our concept of "dirt," that substance from which we all arise and to which we all must return.

The Amazon Rain Forest


Author: Ann Heinrichs

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761446477

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 7033

Our world abounds with the wonders of natural beauty. Readers of the books in this series will discover mysterious, exciting, and exotic natural landforms. Through the study of science and social studies, the authors show the diversity of our planet and provide information on the geological history, plants, animals, and people who populate each landform, as well as the environmental issues by which each landform is threatened. Each title in the series also establishes the importance of the history, culture, and environment of the landform in relation to the region in which it is located. with stunning photography, maps, and informative sidebars, Nature's Wonders offers a multidisciplinary approach to the study of the natural wonders of the world.

Rainforest Cowboys

The Rise of Ranching and Cattle Culture in Western Amazonia


Author: Jeffrey Hoelle

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292768168

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

View: 9864

The opening of the Amazon to colonization in the 1970s brought cattle, land conflict, and widespread deforestation. In the remote state of Acre, Brazil, rubber tappers fought against migrant ranchers to preserve the forest they relied on, and in the process, these "forest guardians" showed the world that it was possible to unite forest livelihoods and environmental preservation. Nowadays, many rubber tappers and their children are turning away from the forest-based lifestyle they once sought to protect and are becoming cattle-raisers or even caubois (cowboys). Rainforest Cowboys is the first book to examine the social and cultural forces driving the expansion of Amazonian cattle raising in all of their complexity. Drawing on eighteen months of fieldwork, Jeffrey Hoelle shows how cattle raising is about much more than beef production or deforestation in Acre, even among "carnivorous" environmentalists, vilified ranchers, and urbanites with no land or cattle. He contextualizes the rise of ranching in relation to political economic structures and broader meanings to understand the spread of "cattle culture." This cattle-centered vision of rural life builds on local experiences and influences from across the Americas and even resembles East African cultural practices. Written in a broadly accessible and interdisciplinary style, Rainforest Cowboys is essential reading for a global audience interested in understanding the economic and cultural features of cattle raising, deforestation, and the continuing tensions between conservation and development in the Amazon.

Teaching Green -- The Elementary Years

Hands-on Learning in Grades K-5


Author: Tim Grant,Gail Littlejohn

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9780865715349

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 6424

A complete resource for teaching green to young people from kindergarten through grade five.



Author: Derek Hall

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745663532

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

View: 8721

Land is one of the world's most emotionally resonant resources, and control over it is fundamental to almost all human activity. From the local level to the global, we are often in conflict over the ground beneath our feet. But because human relationships to land are so complex, it can be difficult to think them through in a unified way. This path-breaking book aims to change that by combining insights from multiple disciplines to develop a framework for understanding the geopolitics of land today. Struggles over land, argues Derek Hall, relate to three basic principles: its role as territory, its status as property, and the ways in which its use is regulated. This timely introduction explores key dimensions of these themes, including inter-state wars over territory, the efforts of non-governmental organizations to protect property rights and environments in the global South, and the ‘land grabs’ attempted by contemporary corporations and governments. Drawing on a wide range of cases and examples - from the Afghanistan-Pakistan border to the Canadian Arctic, China’s urban fringe to rural Honduras - the book provides new ways of thinking about the political dynamics of land in the 21st century. This richly detailed and authoritative guide will be of interest to students across the social sciences, as well as anyone interested in current affairs and contemporary geopolitics.

The Shape of the world


Author: Simon Berthon,Andrew Robinson

Publisher: Rand McNally & Company


Category: Science

Page: 192

View: 1414

Describes the development of maps and map-making, and how it influenced, and was influenced by, the geographical knowledge of the times

The Unconquered

In Search of the Amazon's Last Uncontacted Tribes


Author: Scott Wallace

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307462986

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 3941

THE UNCONQUERED TELLS THE EXTRAORDINARY TRUE STORY OF A JOURNEY INTO THE DEEPEST RECESSES OF THE AMAZON TO TRACK ONE OF THE PLANET’S LAST UNCONTACTED IN DIGENOUS TRIBES. Even today there remain tribes in the far reaches of the Amazon rainforest that have avoided contact with modern civilization. Deliberately hiding from the outside world, they are the unconquered, the last survivors of an ancient culture that predates the arrival of Columbus in the New World. In this gripping first-person account of adventure and survival, author Scott Wallace chronicles an expedition into the Amazon’s uncharted depths, discovering the rainforest’s secrets while moving ever closer to a possible encounter with one such tribe—the mysterious flecheiros, or “People of the Arrow,” seldom-glimpsed warriors known to repulse all intruders with showers of deadly arrows. On assignment for National Geographic, Wallace joins Brazilian explorer Sydney Possuelo at the head of a thirty-four-man team that ventures deep into the unknown in search of the tribe. Possuelo’s mission is to protect the Arrow People. But the information he needs to do so can only be gleaned by entering a world of permanent twilight beneath the forest canopy. Danger lurks at every step as the expedition seeks out the Arrow People even while trying to avoid them. Along the way, Wallace uncovers clues as to who the Arrow People might be, how they have managed to endure as one of the last unconquered tribes, and why so much about them must remain shrouded in mystery if they are to survive. Laced with lessons from anthropology and the Amazon’s own convulsed history, and boasting a Conradian cast of unforgettable characters—all driven by a passion to preserve the wild, but also wracked by fear, suspicion, and the desperate need to make it home alive—The Unconquered reveals this critical battleground in the fight to save the planet as it has rarely been seen, wrapped in a page-turning tale of adventure. From the Hardcover edition.

Jungle Fishing Misadventures 1974-2012


Author: Stephen Orndorf

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479734241

Category: Travel

Page: 212

View: 9597

For close to 40 years, Steve Orndorf and his brother, Dave, have traveled to the jungles of South America in the pursuit of adventure and trophy fish. While the fishing hasn't always been productive, there's been no shortage of adventures. Journeying through seven countries, they've encountered logistical nightmares, hostile Indians, and a host of intimidating creatures piranhas, electric eels, poison dart frogs, vampire bats, caimans, freshwater rays, snakes, bullet ants, and more. The richly biodiverse Amazon and Orinoco River basins have served as backdrops for most of these trips. Here, a brief walk in the jungle can expose one to an astonishing array of different species, more perhaps than would be revealed in a month of walking in most parts of North America. For the Orndorf brothers, sportsfishing has opened the door to exploring this magnificent region, truly one of our planet's last remaining frontiers

Ecology and Development in the Third World


Author: Avijit Gupta,A. Gupta

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134745117

Category: Science

Page: 144

View: 2531

This comprehensive second edition provides an up-to-date introduction to the nature of ecological degradation in a world of dramatic environmental change.