The Amazon River forest : a natural history of plants, animals, and people / Nigel J.H. Smith

Author(s): Smith, Nigel J. H., 1949-
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Subjects: Land use--Amazon River Region
Human ecology--Amazon River Region
Natural history--Amazon River Region
Land use--Brazil, North
Human ecology--Brazil, North
Natural history--Brazil, North
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
LC Classification: H, HD
Physical Description: ix, 208 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm
Table of Contents: 1. Biodiversity as a Cornerstone for Agricultural Intensification 3
2. The Ebb and Flow of Cultures 15
3. A Forest Cornucopia 47
4. The Emergence and Impact of Livestock Raising 83
5. Islands in the Sun 111
6. A Harvest for All Seasons 139
7. Restoring a Threatened Paradise 155
App. A. Common and Scientific Names of Plants 167
App. B. Common and Scientific Names of Animals 171
App. C. Seventy-nine Varieties of Bitter Manioc Cultivated in the Brazilian Amazon 173
App. D. Twenty-two Varieties of Sweet Manioc Cultivated in the Brazilian Amazon 177
App. E. Ninety-three Plant Species Growing in Twenty-two Home Gardens on the Amazon Floodplain 179
Notes 181
Further Reading 185
Index 201
Notes: LCCN: 98004759
ISBN: 0195122070 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0195126831 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-199) and index
OCLC Number: 38353754
ISBN/ISSN: 0195122070
0195126831