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The Amazon River Forest: A Natural History of Plants, Animals, and People Nigel J.H. Smith

The Amazon River Forest: A Natural History of Plants, Animals, and People

Nigel J.H. Smith

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ISBN : 9780585352091
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208 pages
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The floodplain forests of the Amazon, the worlds largest river, are among the most threatened habitats in South America. Yet little is known about how these unique, seasonally flooded forests were used in the past, or their current importance toMoreThe floodplain forests of the Amazon, the worlds largest river, are among the most threatened habitats in South America. Yet little is known about how these unique, seasonally flooded forests were used in the past, or their current importance to farmers, livestock owners, and fisherfolk. This book explores the natural history knowledge of the floodplain inhabitants and how we might better use their knowledge to promote sound conservation and development policies.