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Life In The Amazon Rainforest

Author : Rigby
ISBN : 1419038168
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"The Amazon Rainforest is home to more species of plants and animals than any other place on Earth." --

Life In The Amazon Rainforest

Author : Ginjer L. Clarke
ISBN : 9781524784898
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Journey through the jungle in this fact-packed leveled reader! Welcome to the largest rainforest in the world, a vast wonder just waiting for you to explore. Follow along as pink dolphins dart through the flooded river, vampire bats swoop down from the trees, and giant green anacondas slowly slither across the forest floor. This humongous habitat is home to millions of plants, animals, and people. But large as it may be, the Amazon Rainforest is in danger--and shrinking fast. Learn more about this amazing place and discover what you can do to help save the rainforest!

Life In The Amazon Jungle

Author : Alan Trussell-Cullen
ISBN : 0170126773
Genre : Amazon River Region
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The Amazon Jungle is home to more different species of plants and animals than any other place on earth.

Life In The Amazon Rain Forest

Author : Stuart A. Kallen
ISBN : 1560063874
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the history, life, and culture of the Yanomami, an indigenous tribe still living a primitive existence in the Amazon rain forest.

The Spears Of Twilight

Author : Philippe Descola
ISBN : 1565844386
Genre : History
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An anthropologist describes his experiences living with the Jivaro Indians in the Amazon basin

Life In The Amazon

Author : Open University Course Team
ISBN : 0749220899
Genre : Biodiversity
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This block investigates the richest storehouse of the world's biological diversity. You will develop an understanding of the environmental science of tropical forests by exploring their role in global carbon and water cycles, and also as a genetic storehouse. While scientists only visit these forests, you will also make contact with indigenous communities who live there trying to secure the future of their forest home. Block 4 will discuss how your own daily choices as a consumer connect to the fate of what has been called'the Earth's lungs'.Unfortunately due to copyright restrictions the DVD material refered to in this book is not available for sale as a result study of some of the activities is limited.

The Xikrin

Author : Nina Wegner
ISBN : 0991489608
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Deep within the verdant tangles of the Brazilian Amazon near the mighty Xingu River live the Xikrin, a river-faring indigenous people who depend largely on the jungle and river system for their livelihood. Experts of their terrain, the Xikrin have adapted to the harsh realities of life in the Amazon, creating an oasis of human comfort in circular villages on the banks of the Bacaja River. Just a few miles away, however, rises the megalithic Belo Monte Dam, the third-largest dam in the world and Brazil's largest-ever infrastructure project. As the dam threatens to displace more than 20,000 people and to severely impact the river and surrounding forest, what will this mean for local people like the Xikrin, whose lives depend on the environment? The Vanishing Cultures Project went to the Amazon to document the Xikrin's lifestyle, deeply embedded in traditional hunting-and-gathering practices. Recording the legends and lore of how the Xikrin's ancestors came to live in harmony with the land around them, and capturing the first-hand accounts of Xikrin villagers, this book reflects the scenes, traditions, and stories of the Xikrin before the Belo Monte Dam alters the natural and cultural environment forever."

Life On The Amazon

Author : Mark Harris
ISBN : UVA:X004500724
Genre : Social Science
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This is an innovative contribution to anthropology's interest in how identity is created and defined. Dr Harris uses two forms of ethnographic writing to explore the historical and social identity of a village of caboclo fisherpeople who live on the banks on the River Amazon. He intersperses his analytical chapters with narrative sections that describe more freely what the people do and how they do it. He thus moves beyond notions of identity that define themselves in collective, ethnic or class terms, by focusing on people's practical engagement with their environment. As the first full-length study of a modern Amazonian floodplain peasantry, this volume also contributes to debates in ecological and economic anthropology and to studies of the peasantry in Latin America.

Living In The Amazon Rain Forest

Author : Anita Ganeri
ISBN : 1410928268
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes what life is like for the Yanomami Indians of Brazil and Venezuela, including how they find food, how they celebrate and what their traditions are, what their clothes look like, and what their children learn in school and at home.

Amazon Sweet Sea

Author : Nigel J. H. Smith
ISBN : 9780292785809
Genre : Nature
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Far into the Atlantic Ocean, the outflow from the Amazon River creates a "sweet sea" of fresh water. At the river's mouth, a vast delta of river channels and marshes, floodplain and upland forests, open and scrub savannas, floating meadows, and mangrove swamps hosts an astonishingly diverse assemblage of plant and animal life. So rich is this biological treasure house that early European explorers deemed it inexhaustible. In this highly readable book, Nigel Smith explores how human use of the Amazon estuary's natural resources has been affected by technological change, rapid urban growth, and accelerated market integration. Avoiding alarmist rhetoric, he shows how human intervention in the estuary has actually diversified agriculture and helped save floodplain forests from wanton destruction. His findings underscore the importance of understanding the history of land use and the ecological knowledge of local people when formulating development and conservation policies. The book will be of interest to everyone concerned with the fate of tropical forests, conserving biodiversity, and developing natural resources in a sustainable manner.

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