Human Impacts on Amazonia: The Role of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Conservation and Development by Darrell A. Posey

Human Impacts on Amazonia: The Role of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Conservation and…

byDarrell A. Posey, Michael J. Balick

Kobo ebook | June 1, 2010

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From the pre-Columbian era to the present, native Amazonians have shaped the land around them, emphasizing utilization, conservation, and sustainability. These priorities stand in stark contrast to colonial and contemporary exploitation of Amazonia by outside interests. With essays from environmental scientists, botanists, and anthropologists, this volume explores the various effects of human development on Amazonia. The contributors argue that by protecting and drawing on local knowledge and values, further environmental ruin can be avoided.

Darrell Addison Posey (1947-2001) was director of the Traditional Resource Rights Programme, Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society, and of the University of Oxford Centre for Brazilian Studies. He is the author of several books, including Beyond Intellectual Property: Toward Traditional Resource Rights for Indigenous...
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Title:Human Impacts on Amazonia: The Role of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Conservation and…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:June 1, 2010Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231517351

ISBN - 13:9780231517355

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An outstanding collection on the cultural and political ecology of native Amazonians and other traditional inhabitants of the region.