Download e-book for iPad: Amazonia in the Anthropocene: People, Soils, Plants, Forests by Nicholas C. Kawa

By Nicholas C. Kawa

ISBN-10: 1477307990

ISBN-13: 9781477307991

ISBN-10: 147730844X

ISBN-13: 9781477308448

Widespread human alteration of the planet has led many students to assert that we've got entered a brand new epoch in geological time: the Anthropocene, an age ruled by way of humanity. This ethnography is the 1st to at once interact the Anthropocene, tackling its difficulties and paradoxes from the vantage aspect of the world's biggest tropical rainforest.

Drawing from wide ethnographic learn, Nicholas Kawa examines how pre-Columbian Amerindians and modern rural Amazonians have formed their setting, describing in vibrant element their use and administration of the region's soils, vegetation, and forests. whilst, he highlights the ways that the Amazonian setting resists human manipulation and control—a very important reminder during this time of perceived human dominance. Written in enticing, available prose, Amazonia within the Anthropocene bargains an leading edge contribution to debates approximately humanity's position in the world, encouraging deeper ecocentric pondering and a extra inclusive imaginative and prescient of ecology for the future.

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