Amazonia Without Myths

Author: Commission on Development and Environment for Amazonia

Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.

ISBN: 0894991191

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 120

View: 5674

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.

Amazonia Without Myths

Author: Inter-American Development Bank

Publisher: N.A


Category: Amazon River Region

Page: 99

View: 3565

Entangled Edens

Visions of the Amazon

Author: Candace Slater

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520226410

Category: Social Science

Page: 332

View: 8582

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.

The Politics of South American Boundaries

Author: Carlos A. Parodi

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275971946

Category: History

Page: 156

View: 7628

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

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Economic assistance

Page: N.A

View: 7906

New Internationalist

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Developing countries

Page: N.A

View: 2766

Brasilien im Umbruch

Akten des Berliner Brasilien-Kolloquiums vom 20.-22. September 1995

Author: Dietrich Briesemeister,Sérgio Paulo Rouanet

Publisher: Tfm Publishing


Category: Brazil

Page: 413

View: 5364


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Latin America

Page: N.A

View: 4764

Brazil's extractive reserves

fundamental aspects of their implementation

Author: Environmental Law Institute

Publisher: Environmental Law Inst


Category: Law

Page: 104

View: 9976


Monthly News from the Inter-American Development Bank

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Economic assistance, American

Page: N.A

View: 5385

Interdisciplinary Research on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of the Amazonian Rain Forest and Its Information Requirements

Report on the Workshop Held in Brasília, Brazil, November 20-22, 1995

Author: Reinhard Lieberei,Christoph Reisdorff,Antônio Dantas Machado

Publisher: N.A


Category: Interdisciplinary research

Page: 323

View: 1798

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.

Latin American Research Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Electronic journals

Page: N.A

View: 5396

An interdisciplinary journal that publishes original research and surveys of current research on Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Amazon as a study object

building regional capacity for sustainable development

Author: Luis E. Aragón

Publisher: Stockholm University Institute of Latin American Studies


Category: Sustainable development

Page: 156

View: 2494

The Last Forest

The Amazon in the Age of Globalization

Author: Mark London,Brian Kelly

Publisher: Random House Incorporated


Category: Nature

Page: 312

View: 5074

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.

An Amazonian Myth and Its History

Author: Peter Gow

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199241965

Category: Social Science

Page: 338

View: 4290

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.