the new environmental investigation

Author: George Monbiot

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 276

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Politics, Science and International Relations in the History of the Forest

Author: Joana Bezerra

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319230301

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 204

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The aim of this book is to analyse the current development scenario in the Amazon, using Terra Preta de Índio as a case study. To do so it is necessary to go back in time, both in the national and international sphere, through the second half of the last century to analyse its trajectory. It will be equally important analyse the current issues regarding the Amazon – sustainable development and climate change – and how they still reproduce some of the problems that marked the history of the forest, such as the absence of Amazonian dark earths as a relevant theme to the Amazon. ​In a world in which the environment gains each time more space in the national and international political agenda, the Amazon stands out. Known around the world for its richness, the South-American forest is the target of different visions, often contradictory ones, and it plays with everyone’s imagination. This is where the terra preta de índio – Amazonian Dark Earths - are found, a fertile soil horizon with high concentrations of carbon with anthropic origins, which has generated great interest from the scientific community. Studies on these soils and their so singular characteristics have triggered crucial discussions on the past, present and the future of the entire Amazon region. Despite its singular characteristics, the importance of Amazonian Dark Earths – and a history of a more productive and populated Amazon – was hidden since its discovery around 1880 until 1980, when it is possible to identify the beginning of an increase in the number of research on these soil horizons. These hundred years between the first records and the beginning of the increase in the interest around these soils witnessed structural changes both in the national arena, with the military dictatorship and a change in the place of the Amazon within internal affairs, and in the international arena with changes that reshaped the role of the environment in the political and scientific agendas and the role of Brazil in the global context.
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Author: Roger Harris,Peter Hutchison

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841621739

Category: Travel

Page: 406

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This new edition has been completely revised with updated information on hotels, lodges and tour operators. It contains a detailed and illustrated natural history section on native species and habitats. The Amazon is an ideal location for eco-travellers, naturalists, sports enthusiasts and explorers. Travellers are given sound advice on responsible travel and planning their own expedition.
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Great Systems and Global Environments

Author: William M. Marsh,Martin M. Kaufman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107376645

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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The physical geography of Earth is explained through the systems that shape the planet's lands, waters, and atmosphere. Written in an easy narrative style, each chapter combines text with more than 40 single-concept illustrations. The result is a distinctive design that weaves words and illustrations together into an integrated whole. The presentation is uncluttered to keep students focused on the main themes. An entire chapter is dedicated to climate change, its geographic origins, likely outcomes, and influence on other Earth systems. A distinctive illustration program includes summary diagrams at the end of chapters that recap concepts and reinforce the systems approach. Section summaries within chapters, along with end-of-chapter review points and questions, are provided to highlight key concepts and encourage thoughtful review of the material. The instructor's guidebook highlights the core concepts in each chapter and suggests strategies to advance a systems approach in teaching physical geography.
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Top Tactics for Top Locations

Author: Larry Larsen

Publisher: Larsen's Outdoor Publishing

ISBN: 9780936513539

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 9439

The Amazon Watershed is massive. If you think you know everything there is to know about fishing in the Amazon, then this book will prove you wrong! Over the cours of 52 trips to South America, Larry Larsen has released 1,650 peacock weighing over 10 pounds. In this book, Larsen shares the best methods for the top locations in the Amazon. Here s what you ll learn: .The Amazon s best destinations, outfitters and operations .Newly developed techniques .Top patterns from over 20 instructive figures .Tricks for making lures more productive .Strategies and tactics of the most successful anglers"
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Author: Eric J. Roose,Rattan Lal,Christian Feller,Bernard Barthes

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203491939

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 378

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The most complete, nonpartisan source of information on this hot agronomic topic available today, this book brings together a diverse group of papers and data to resolve the debate between sedimentologists and soil scientists and agronomists over whether the effects of soil erosion on carbon and atmospheric CO2 is beneficial or destructive. Divided
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Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial Progress & Resources

Author: James Dunwoody Brownson De Bow

Publisher: N.A


Category: Industries

Page: N.A

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Southern States

Page: N.A

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The Life of Alfred Russel Wallace

Author: Ross A. Slotten

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231130110

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 602

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During their lifetimes, Wallace and Darwin shared credit and fame for the independent and near-simultaneous discovery of natural selection. Their rivalry, usually amicable but occasionally acrimonious, forged modern evolutionary theory. Yet today, few people today know much about Wallace. This book explores the controversial life and scientific contributions of the Victorian traveler, scientist and spiritualist. His twelve years of often harrowing travels in the western and eastern tropics place him in the pantheon of the greatest explorer-naturalists of the nineteenth century. Tracing his discovery of natural selection, the book then follows the remaining fifty years of Wallace's eccentric and entertaining life. In addition to his divergence from Darwin on two fundamental issues--sexual selection and the origin of the human mind--he pursued topics that most scientific figures of his day conspicuously avoided, including spiritualism, phrenology, mesmerism, environmentalism, and life on Mars.--From publisher description.
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Slave and Free Labor, Slavery Institutions, Products, Etc., of the South, Together with Historical and Statistical Sketches of the Different States and Cities of the Union; Statistics of the United States Commerce and Manufactures, from the Earliest Periods, Compared with Other Leading Powers; the Result of the Different Census Returns Since 1790, and Returns of the Census of 1850, on Population, Agriculture and General Industry, Etc., with an Appendix ...

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Industries

Page: N.A

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Author: Nick Amato

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595879571

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 2106

Have aliens been influencing human development for millennia? An intrepid group of friends think so, and they'll face any danger to prove it. Archeologists Bones and Miller believe that aliens from another world known as the Sirius Star System created the Earth's religions. UFO enthusiasts Dusty, Bill, and Roxie join them on their quest, along with former alien abductee Johnny Two Eagles. Then there's millionaire playboy, Rex Rand, and his movie-star girlfriend, Tracy Trout, who are simply looking for a good time. The world's sacred monuments hold the clue to this ancient puzzle. The monoliths appear to have a purpose-transmitting radio signals. To prove this, the group faces danger exploring the Great Pyramid in Egypt. In Teotihuacan, Mexico, they discover a hidden chamber that holds important secrets beneath the Temple of the Sun. But when they travel to the Amazon rain forest, they find a lost city that may help uncover the truth about alien visitation. This exciting tale blends nonstop action, evocative settings, intriguing scientific lore, and the supernatural. Travel along with Bones, Miller, and their cohorts as they try to answer the question, "Are we alone in the universe?"
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My Quest for the Ice-age Equator

Author: Paul A. Colinvaux

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300115444

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

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A gripping tale of exploration, the pursuit of ice-age records, scientific invention and controversy, and revelations about the great Amazon forest
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Essays, Portraits, Travels

Author: Adam Hochschild

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815605942

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 8889

A collection of magazine articles and literary essays by Hochschild, previously published in 1997.
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The Autobiography

Author: David Suzuki

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 192668513X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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David Suzuki’s autobiography limns a life dedicated to making the world a better place. The book expands on the early years covered in Metamorphosis and continues to the present, when, at age 70, Suzuki reflects on his entire life — and his hopes for the future. The book begins with his life-changing experience of racism interned in a World War II concentration camp, and goes on to discuss his teenage years, his college and postgraduate experiences in the U.S., and his career as a geneticist and then as the host of The Nature of Things. With characteristic candor and passion, he describes how he became a leading environmentalist, writer, and thinker; the establishment of the David Suzuki Foundation; his world travels and meetings with luminaries like Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama; and the abiding role of nature and family in his life. David Suzuki is an intimate and inspiring look at a modern-day visionary.
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Biota and Ecology in the Northern Section of the World’s Largest Pristine Wetland

Author: Charles W. Heckman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792348634

Category: Science

Page: 624

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There are many famous wetlands in the world that have been deemed important for the homeostasis ofthe biosphere and accorded some form ofprotected status in view of the richness of their flora and fauna. T}1e Pantanal, located almost directly in the center ofthe South American continent, is among the largest such wetlands in the world. It is, in fact, the largest wetland that is still in a nearly natural state and has not been extensively modified by man for agriculture. The extent of the region covered by flood waters at the end of each rainy season varies from year to year, sometimes considerably, so estimates of the exact area it occupies have varied enormously. The size of the 2 2 Pantanal has been reported to be between 80,000 km (Bonetto, 1975) and 250,000 km (Tundisi and Matsumura-Tundisi, 1985). The most co~on1y accepted estimates at the present time are approximately 130,000 to 140,000 km , supported by estimates made from Nimbus-7 satellite observations (Hamilton et al. , 1996). However, Por (1995) suggested that the area extending into Bolivia and Paraguay has not been satisfactorily 2 surveyed, leading him to accept the figure of 200,000 km as the area of the entire Pantanal, ineluding all of its extensions. The main reason for the year to year variation in the extent of the flooding is the considerable difference in timing of the rainfall on the watershed.
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