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The Future of Amazonia: Destruction or Sustainable Development?

The Future of Amazonia: Destruction or Sustainable Development? (Hardback)

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The future of Brazilian Amazonia, the world's largest remaining tropical rainforest, hangs in the balance. Two decades of destructive development have provoked violent struggles for control over the region's resources, with disastrous social and environmental consequences. This multi-disciplinary collection reviews past experience but focusses on the latest phase of Amazonian settlement. Chapters by leading authorities examine such issues as colonisation in the most recent frontier areas, multinational mining projects, hydro-electric schemes, and the military occupation of Brazil's borders. After demonstrating how new government and business activities have exacerbated social tensions and ecological destruction, the volume considers alternative, more sustainable strategies.

Natural World & The EnvironmentThe environmentManagement of land & natural resources Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Publication Date: 26/10/1990 ISBN-13: 9780333464908  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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