The Amazon Várzea: The Decade Past and the Decade Ahead
Miguel Pinedo-Vasquez, Mauro L. Ruffino, Christine Padoch, Eduardo S. Brondízio
Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 30, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 362 pages
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.
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