Developing Amazonia

Vargas had in fact alluded to such principles in his famous speech in Manaus in 1940 when he called for an international conference of countries such as the USA with an interest in " collaborating with us in the development of Amazonia ...

Developing Amazonia

Developing Amazonia

This study of the Grande Carajas programme, the largest project in the Amazon rainforest, is central to the debate on its future and fate. The social and environmental costs of the programme are examined here.

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Developing Amazonia
Language: en
Pages: 303
Authors: Anthony L. Hall
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991 - Publisher: Manchester University Press

This study of the Grande Carajas programme, the largest project in the Amazon rainforest, is central to the debate on its future and fate. The social and environmental costs of the programme are examined here.
Histories and Historicities in Amazonia
Language: en
Pages: 236
Authors: Neil L. Whitehead
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-01-01 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Anthropologist Neil L. Whitehead presents a collection of recent fieldwork and the latest theoretical perspectives that illuminate how a range of Native communities in the Amazon River basin, and those they encounter, use the past to make sense of their world and themselves. In recent decades, scholars have become increasingly
Ergativity in Amazonia
Language: en
Pages: 319
Authors: Spike Gildea, Francisco Queixalós
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

This volume presents a typological/theoretical introduction plus eight papers about ergative alignment in 16 Amazonian languages. All are written by linguists with years of fieldwork and comparative experience in the region, all describe details of the synchronic systems, and several also provide diachronic insight into the evolution of these systems.
In Amazonia
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Hugh Raffles
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-15 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

The Amazon is not what it seems. As Hugh Raffles shows us in this captivating and innovative book, the world's last great wilderness has been transformed again and again by human activity. In Amazonia brings to life an Amazon whose allure and reality lie as much, or more, in what
Contested Frontiers in Amazonia
Language: en
Pages: 387
Authors: Marianne Schmink, Charles H. Wood
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992-06-24 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

An interdisciplinary analysis of the process of frontier change in one region of the Brazilian Amazon, the southern portion of the state of Pará.

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