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close this bookAmazonia: Resiliency and Dynamism of the Land and Its People (UNU, 1995, 253 pages)
View the documentNote from the editors
View the documentPreface
View the documentAcknowledgements
close this folder1. Amazonia under siege
View the document(introduction...)
View the documentMajor objectives and regional coverage
View the documentThe substance of sustainability
View the documentThe question of criticality
View the documentThe urgency of improved resource management
close this folder2. Environmental threats
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View the documentThe myth of virginity
View the documentClimatic change
View the documentThe environmental impact of smoke
View the documentSoil erosion and floods
View the documentHydroelectric dams
View the documentThe environmental impacts of mining
View the documentPetroleum extraction
View the documentA blizzard of cocaine
View the documentHabitat destruction and the loss of biodiversity
close this folder3. Forces of change and societal responses
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View the documentPopulation change
View the documentTechnological change
View the documentSocio-economic and institutional change
View the documentBeliefs and attitudes towards development
View the documentIncome and wealth issues
View the documentSocietal responses
close this folder4. Forest conservation and management
View the documentParks and preserves
View the documentThe extraction of non-timber forest products by settlers
View the documentForest management for timber and charcoal
close this folder5. Silviculture and plantation crops
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View the documentSilviculture for pulp
View the documentRubber plantations
View the documentOil-palm Oil palm
View the documentCoconut
close this folder6. Agro-forestry and perennial cropping systems
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View the documentDiversity in space
View the documentDiversity in time
View the documentAgro-forestry integration with aquaculture and livestock
View the documentLaissez-faire biocontrol
View the documentInnovation at Tomé-Açu
View the documentRevival in the Bragantina zone
View the documentThe pioneer experience: Transamazon and Rondônia
View the documentThe emergence of nurseries for perennial crops
View the documentComparisons with the Old World tropics
View the documentCash crops on the horizon
View the documentConstraints on further intensification
close this folder7. Ranching problems and potential on the uplands
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View the documentDriving forces and the mythical hamburger connection
View the documentPasture development in the uplands
View the documentPasture restoration
View the documentSavannas
close this folder8. Land-use dynamics on the Amazon flood plain
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View the documentAn aquatic breadbasket
View the documentThe collapse of jute and the emergence of market gardening
View the documentFlood-plain orchards
View the documentLivestock in conflict with crops and fisheries
View the documentSetting the stage
close this folder9. Trends and opportunities
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View the documentEnvironmental degradation
View the documentWealth and well-being
View the documentVulnerability
View the documentFine-tuning the policy environment
View the documentA team approach
View the documentConservation and sustainable development
close this folderAppendices
View the document1. Scientific names of plants (exclusive of ornamentals, medicinal plants, and vegetables) growing in 31 home gardens and agro-forestry systems in 121 polycultural fields involving perennials in upland areas of the Brazilian Amazon, and their occurrence in second growth or forest
View the document2. Ninety-seven agro-forestry configurations observed in 121 polycultural fields involving perennials in upland areas of the Brazilian Amazon, 1988-1992
View the document3. Seventy-four plant species (exclusive of ornamentals, medicinal plants, and vegetables) found in 31 home gardens in upland areas of rural Pará, 1992
View the document4. Locations and composition of 31 home gardens (exclusive of ornamentals, medicinal plants, and vegetables) sampled in upland areas of rural Pará, 1992
View the document5. Sixty plant species observed in 97 agro- forestry configurations in 121 polycultural fields involving perennials in upland areas of the Brazilian Amazon, 1988-1992
View the documentReferences (A - K)
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