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close this bookThe Fragile Tropics of Latin America: Sustainable Management of Changing Environments (UNU, 1995)
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close this folderEcological prospective for tropical Latin America
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View the document2 The current condition of the tropical Latin American ecosystems
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close this folderRich and poor ecosystems of Amazonia: an approach to management
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close this folderArchaeological perspectives on the potential of Amazonia for intensive exploitation
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close this folderDistribution and interannual variability of rainfall in Brazil
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close this folderPart 2 : The Brazilian Amazon
close this folderWaters and wetlands of Brazilian Amazonia: an uncertain future
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close this folderA fragile capitalism in a fragile environment: entrepreneurs and state bureaucracies in the free zone of Manaus
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close this folderPart 3 : The Peruvian Amazon
close this folderAquatic and land fauna management among the floodplain ribereños of the Peruvian Amazon
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close this folderSubsistence- and market-oriented agroforestry in the Peruvian Amazon
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close this folderLocal management of forest resources in a rural community in north-east Peru
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close this folderPart 4 : The semi-arid north-east
close this folderWhite sand soils in north-east Brazil
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close this folderChanging aspects of drought-deciduous vegetation in the semiarid region of north-east Brazil
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close this folderCharacteristics and utilization of tree species in the semi-arid woodland of north-east Brazil
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close this folderDrought, irrigation, and changes in the sertão of north-east Brazil
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