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The Amazon Várzea : the decade past and the decade ahead

Author: Miguel Pinedo-Vasquez; et al
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Heidelberg ; London : Springer, cop. 2011.
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This text covers what has changed over the last decade in the Amazon floodplain. It also looks forward, assessing trends that will determine the fate of its environment and people, offering  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Miguel Pinedo-Vasquez; et al
ISBN: 9789400701458 9400701454
OCLC Number: 912857967
Notes: Índice.
Description: XXXIX, 362 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface I: The Varzea: The Decade Past.- Preface II: The Varzea: The Decade Past and the Decade Ahead: An Introduction.- List of Contributors.- List of Figures.- List of Tables.- PART I.- 1. Introduction: Human Society in the Varzea: A History of Change and Adaptation to Contextual Uncertainties.- 2. Life is Hard, Life is Beautiful: Some Perspectives on Health and Ageing in Amazonian Rural Populations.- 3. The Floodplain of the Lower Amazon as a Historical Place.- 4. Socioeconomic Dynamics, Public Policies, and Migration in the Varzea of the Upper Solimoes.- 5. Proposals, Experiences and Advances in the Legalization of Land Tenure in the Varzea.- 6. Cities Along the Floodplain of the Brazilian Amazon: Characteristics and Trends.- PART II.- 7. Introduction: Amazon Fisheries.- 8. Impacts of the Co-management of Subsistence Fishing on Amazon Fisheries.- 9. Integrating Co-Management and Land Tenure Policies for the Sustainable Management of the Lower Amazon Floodplain.- 10. Management of Wildlife in the Floodplain: A Critical Look at Threats, Bottlenecks and the Future in Amazonia.- 11. Co-Management of the Application of Fisheries Resources in the Amazon: Present Status and Challenges for Management and Conservation.- PART III.- 12. Introduction: Management and Conservation of Terrestrial Resources.- 13. River and Human Legacies in Amazonian Floodplain Post-Agricultural Forests.- 14. Varzea Forests: Multifunctionality as a Resource for Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity.- 15. Forest Resources, Family Networks and the Municipal Disconnect: Examining Recurrent Underdevelopment in the Amazon Estuary.- PART IV.- 16. Introduction: Strategies for Social and Environmental Conservation in Conservation Units.- 17. Protected Areas of Sustainable Use, Involvement of Social Actors and Biodiversity Conservation in the Varzea: The Case of the Mamiraua Reserve - Sharing Conservation Benefits in Central Amazonia, Brazil.- 18. Participatory Conservation and Local Knowledge in the Pirarucu Fishery in Mamiraua, Amazon.- 19. The Political Economy of Resentment: A Result of Public Policies that Become Government Policies?- 20. Comments on Socio-Environmental Conservation Strategies in Protected Areas of the Amazon Varzea.- PART V.- 21. A Tribute to Jose Marcio Ayres.- 22. The Contribution of Marcio Ayres to Transdisciplinary Approach to Conservation.- 23. Marcio Ayres: New Approaches to the Conservation and Management of Protected Areas in Amazonia.- 24. The River-Refuge Hypothesis and Other Contributions of Marcio Ayres to Conservation Science.- PART VI.- 25. ProVarzea's Impact on Regional Development.- 26. Guidelines for Public Policies and Investment in Science and Technology in the Varzea.- 27. The Varzea: Old Challenges and New Demands for Integrated Research in the Coming Decade.- Index.
Responsibility: editors Miguel Pinedo-Vasquez ... [et al.].


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