Author: Commission on Development and Environment for Amazonia
Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.
Category: Business & Economics
This report, prepared by the Commission on Development and Environment for Amazonia at the initiative of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty and supported by the Inter-American Development Bank and the United Nations Development Programme, is based on the concept of an Amazonia that exists above and beyond the world of fantasy and myth: an Amazonia of flesh and blood, of human toil, of human history, of human faces and hopes, and future human beings. It is an analysis based not only on the experiences and technologies of today"s world but also, and with greater emphasis, on the wisdom accumulated for centuries by Amazonia itself: standing Amazonia. The Amazon region has the largest area of tropical forest on the planet, and concern for its environmental deterioration extends well beyond the borders of the eight countries that form a part of it. With support from the IDB and UNDP, the Commission on Development and Environment for Amazonia prepared this report that provides data on the region's natural resources, population, health and infrastructure.
Author: Inter-American Development Bank
Category: Amazon River Region
Visions of the Amazon
Author: Candace Slater
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Social Science
A tour of the Amazon discusses the region through its stories and how it has been impacted by widely different groups, from the conquistadors to corporations, explaining why an understanding of its history is a vital part of the Amazon's conservation.
Author: Carlos A. Parodi
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Parodi shows that boundary disputes have and continue to play a major role in creating tensions in South America. He examines the boundary theory of South American states and its implementation. He also looks at the symbolic system of boundaries and how they are used to instill national identity, mobilize people to war, and control population and territory.
The Human Development Magazine
Category: Economic assistance
Category: Developing countries
Akten des Berliner Brasilien-Kolloquiums vom 20.-22. September 1995
Author: Dietrich Briesemeister,Sérgio Paulo Rouanet
Publisher: Tfm Publishing
Author: National Advisory Council on International Monetary and Financial Policies (U.S.)
Category: International finance
Category: Environmental policy
A Case Study of Brazil and Amazonia
Author: Joseph Jeffrey Domask
fundamental aspects of their implementation
Author: Environmental Law Institute
Publisher: Environmental Law Inst
Monthly News from the Inter-American Development Bank
Category: Economic assistance, American
Report on the Workshop Held in Brasília, Brazil, November 20-22, 1995
Author: Reinhard Lieberei,Christoph Reisdorff,Antônio Dantas Machado
Category: Interdisciplinary research
Organization of research for the development of the amazon region; How research can contribute to the sustainable use of the amazon; Technology transfer to the private sector; European research activities on sustainable management of the amazon region; State-of-the-art of information sources in brazilian amazon and amazonian information systems; Perspectives and trends in global information management; The transfer and application of research results: how to link the science-business with the development-business; Introductory statements of the working group I: socio-economic implication; Amazonia: conflict and violence a threat to sustainable development; Legal aspects concerning the conservation and sustainable use of amazonian forest; Social and economicimplications of recent strategies for amazonia: a critical assessment; Land tenure, forms of production and environment in the amazon region; Conservation and sustainable development in amazonia: the programme on south-south co-operation on environmentally sound socio-economic development in the humid tropics; Carbon balance and tropical ecosystems, problems of measurement and scaling up; LBA - the large-scale biosphere-atmosphere experiment in amazonia; Deforestation and use of soil as pasture: climatic impacts; Biodiversity and economic botany; Sustainable land use systems for the amazon region; Pastures on amazonian forestlands: a review of environmental and economic performance; Agroforestry.
Category: Electronic journals
An interdisciplinary journal that publishes original research and surveys of current research on Latin America and the Caribbean.
building regional capacity for sustainable development
Author: Luis E. Aragón
Publisher: Stockholm University Institute of Latin American Studies
Category: Sustainable development
The Amazon in the Age of Globalization
Author: Mark London,Brian Kelly
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
A study of the history and future of the Amazon rain forests argues that it is essential for economic development and environmental protection to progress together in order to ensure the survival of this vital region and its resources.
Author: Peter Gow
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Social Science
Peter Gow unites the ethnographic data collected by the fieldwork methods invented by Malinowski with Levi-Strauss's analyses of the relations between myth and time. His book is an analysis of a century of social transformation in an indigenous Amazonian society, the Piro people of Peruvian Amazonia, taking as its starting point a single myth told to the author by a Piro man. Gow explores Piro history and ethnography outwards into the domains of myth-telling in general, and following thelogic of certain important myths, further out into important domains of Piro experience such as visual art, shamanry and girls' initiation ritual. All of these domains, like the myths themselves, have been demonstrably changing over the period since the 1880s. The book then shows how these changes are in fact transformations of transformations, changes in social forms that are intrinsically about change. The logic of these changes are then followed through the historical circumstances of Piropeople from the 1880s to the 1980s, to show how the intrinsically transformational nature of Piro social forms led them to respond in the ways that they did to the coming of rubber bosses, missionaries, and film-makers. This book makes an important contribution to debates in anthropology on the nature of history and social change, as well as addressing neglected areas such as myth, visual art, and the methodological issues involved in addressing fieldwork and archival data.