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The Amazon River forest : a natural history of plants, animals, and people

Author: Nigel J H Smith
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The floodplain forests of the Amazon are among the most threatened habitats in South America. This habitat contains a marvellous variety of plant and animal resources that inhabitants have long  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, Nigel J.H., 1949-
Amazon River forest.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607074938
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel J H Smith
ISBN: 0195122070 9780195122077 0195126831 9780195126839
OCLC Number: 38353754
Description: ix, 208 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Biodiversity as a cornerstone for agricultural intensification --
The ebb and flow of cultures --
A forest cornucopia --
The emergence and impact of livestock raising --
Islands in the sun --
A harvest for all seasons --
Restoring a threatened paradise.
Responsibility: Nigel J.H. Smith.
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Author Smith is indeed a rainforest expert, but also writes in an engaging manner...This book is recommended very highly because of its unique coverage and slant. Biologists, political scientists, Read more...

 
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