The Amazon Várzea

The Decade Past and the Decade Ahead

Editors: Pinedo-Vasquez, M., Ruffino, M.L., Padoch, C., Brondízio, E.S. (Eds.)

  • - Encompasses the work of a distinguished, international group of experts on the várzea or Amazon floodplain; - Assesses the successes and failures of conservation and development policies in the Amazon floodplain; - Interprets the latest trends in the Amazon floodplain using the tools of a number of disciplines.

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About this book

This book takes a multi-disciplinary and critical look at what has changed over the last ten years in one of the world's most important and dynamic ecosystems, the Amazon floodplain or várzea. It also looks forward, assessing the trends that will determine the fate of environments and people of the várzea over the next ten years and providing crucial information that is needed to formulate strategies for confronting these looming realities.    The volume includes the latest research and analysis from a broad range of scientists who know the várzea best. It is dedicated to the memory of José Márcio Ayres, one of Brazil's greatest natural scientists and a pioneer in várzea research and conservation.

Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • Introduction: Human Society in the Várzea: A History of Change and Adaptation to Contextual Uncertainties

    Smith, Richard Chase

    Pages 3-10

  • Life is Hard, Life is Beautiful: Some Perspectives on Health and Aging in Amazonian Rural Populations

    Silva, Hilton P.

    Pages 11-36

  • The Floodplain of the Lower Amazon as a Historical Place

    Harris, Mark

    Pages 37-51

  • Socioeconomic Dynamics, Public Policies, and Migration in the Várzea of the Upper Solimões

    Alencar, Edna

    Pages 53-65

  • Proposals, Experiences, and Advances in the Legalization of Land Tenure in the Várzea

    Benatti, José Heder

    Pages 67-82

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eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-0146-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $239.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-0145-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $239.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9021-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Amazon Várzea
Book Subtitle
The Decade Past and the Decade Ahead
Editors
  • Miguel Pinedo-Vasquez
  • Mauro L. Ruffino
  • Christine Padoch
  • Eduardo S. Brondízio
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0146-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0146-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0145-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9021-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIX, 362
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