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Biogeography and Ecology in South America

Author : E.J. Fittkau
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With 'Biogeography and Ecology in South America' as the general theme, a total of twenty-nine contributions by thirty authors is offered here in two volumes, being volumes 18 and 19 of the Monographiae Biologicae. Most of these discussions deal with decidedly specialist themes and the editors have been particularly concerned to ensure that the authors enjoyed the greatest possible freedom in the preparation of their work in order that different points of view and interpretations, together with some questions of controversy, may be clarified. This also applies, of course, to the several chapters in which general themes (geographical substance, climate, geology, vegetation, amongst others) are discussed. Since the amount of material available is too great to enable one to aspire to a presentation of the complete biogeographical and ecological picture, this procedure seems expedient. However, these two volumes could well be regarded as being a preparatory work for just such a complete description. Each of the separate technical contributions refers to the continent as a whole, in order to characterise it as such from the viewpoint of the specialist. For this reason it was necessary to forgo special discussions of particular regions or types of landscape, although South America of all places is remarkably rich in unique regional phenom- ena, the altiplano of Peru and Bolivia, the relict forests of Fray Jorge, the shrub formations of Tierra del Fuego, the lakes of the High Andes, for example.

South America Pilot

Author : United States. Hydrographic Office
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The South American Pilot

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A Description of Patagonia and the Adjoining Parts of South America

Author : Thomas Falkner
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Originally published in 1774, this is a first-hand account of the geography, customs and language of Patagonia and its peoples.

South America Pilot

Author : Great Britain. Hydrographic Office
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The Boy Travellers in South America

Author : Thomas Wallace Knox
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A Description of Patagonia And The Adjoining Parts of South America Containing An Account of the Soil Produce Animals Vales Mountains Rivers Lakes Etc of Those Countries The Religion Government Policiy Customs Dress Arms and Language of the Indian Inhabitants And Some Particulars Relating to Falkland s Islands By Thomas Falkner Who Resided Near Forty Years in Those Parts

Author : Thomas Falkner
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Latin America

Author : Robert B. Kent
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This text introduces key geographical concepts while providing a highly informative primer on Latin America. Coverage includes cultural history, geography, agriculture, urbanization, social and economic processes, and diaspora.

South America Pilot

Author : Great Britain. Hydrographic Department
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Around and about South America

Author : Frank Vincent
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A factual account of the author's 55,000 mile trip of nearly two years, as he leaves from Panama, travels up the Amazon and visits Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Tierra del Fuego among other highlights of the journey.

A Journey Across South America

Author : Paul Marcoy
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Development of the American Merchant Marine and American Commerce

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries
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Considers legislation on merchant marine subsidies, PO authority over ocean mail contracts, special shipping subsidies for US-Philippine trade, and Naval Reserve establishment. Includes H. Doc. 59-564, Feb. 24, 1906, "Development of the American Merchant Marine and American Commerce, " (p. 465-563).

The Earth and Its Inhabitants South America

Author : Elisée Reclus
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The Cambridge History of Latin America

Author : Leslie Bethell
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Enth.: Bd. 1-2: Colonial Latin America ; Bd. 3: From Independence to c. 1870 ; Bd. 4-5: c. 1870 to 1930 ; Bd. 6-10: Latin America since 1930 ; Bd. 11: Bibliographical essays.

Latin America and Global Capitalism

Author : William I. Robinson
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This ambitious volume chronicles and analyzes from a critical globalization perspective the social, economic, and political changes sweeping across Latin America from the 1970s through the present day. Sociologist William I. Robinson summarizes his theory of globalization and discusses how Latin America’s political economy has changed as the states integrate into the new global production and financial system, focusing specifically on the rise of nontraditional agricultural exports, the explosion of maquiladoras, transnational tourism, and the export of labor and the import of remittances. He follows with an overview of the clash among global capitalist forces, neoliberalism, and the new left in Latin America, looking closely at the challenges and dilemmas resistance movements face and their prospects for success. Through three case studies—the struggles of the region's indigenous peoples, the immigrants rights movement in the United States, and the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela—Robinson documents and explains the causes of regional socio-political tensions, provides a theoretical framework for understanding the present turbulence, and suggests possible outcomes to the conflicts. Based on years of fieldwork and empirical research, this study elucidates the tensions that globalization has created and shows why Latin America is a battleground for those seeking to shape the twenty-first century’s world order.

The South America Pilot

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The Cyclopaedia Or Universal Dictionary of Arts Sciences and Literature

Author : Abraham Rees
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The Cyclop dia Or Universal Dictionary of Arts Sciences and Literature

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Introduction to Latin America

Author : Peadar Kirby
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`This excellent textbook provides students of Latin America with a rich and deep analysis of the processes and outcomes of globalization, past and present. Diversity and difference are explored using vivid and detailed country profiles. A strength of this textbook is its ability to explain complex issues in a way that is engaging and informative. It provides conceptual frameworks for students to engage in independent analysis of the complexities of global forces as they impact on, and interact with, the "local" in different contexts. It also, however, engages with the issues of crucial importance for the lived realities of Latin American people- poverty, development, the state and resistance under changing political, economic and ideological conditions. An essential buy for serious students of Latin America' - Anne Boran, Chester College, University of Liverpool `This is an outstanding textbook which will appeal to a wide audience but especially those wishing to understand contemporary Latin America.... I have been studying Latin America for over 40 years and wish I could have written such a lucid and engaging book' - Dr Crist[ac]obal Kay, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague Introduction to Latin America provides a completely new introduction to the political, social and economic forces shaping this essential region of undergraduate study today. It is the first textbook to place Latin America within a genuinely global context and introduce the debates and impact of globalization, neoliberalism, democratization, and the environment. It fully reviews the traditional literature in the postwar period (such as modernization or dependency theory) to demonstrate the way in which Latin America has often been misunderstood and introduces more recent theorizing to consider the longer-term prospects for equitable and sustainable development. Encorporating maps, case study boxes, summary exhibits, and guides to further reading, Introduction to Latin America will be an essential text for all students of Latin America across politics, international studies, geography, sociology and development studies.

South America

Author : D. C. Money
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