Life in the Amazon Rain Forest

Author: Stuart A. Kallen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781560063872

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Describes the history, life, and culture of the Yanomami, an indigenous tribe still living a primitive existence in the Amazon rain forest.

Life on the Amazon

The Anthropology of a Brazilian Peasant Village

Author: Mark Harris

Publisher: British Academy and the Museums


Category: Social Science

Page: 236

View: 3254


This is an innovative contribution to anthropology's interest in how identity is created and defined. Dr Harris uses two forms of ethnographic writing to explore the historical and social identity of a village of caboclo fisherpeople who live on the banks on the River Amazon. He intersperses his analytical chapters with narrative sections that describe more freely what the people do and how they do it. He thus moves beyond notions of identity that define themselves in collective, ethnic or class terms, by focusing on people's practical engagement with their environment. As the first full-length study of a modern Amazonian floodplain peasantry, this volume also contributes to debates in ecological and economic anthropology and to studies of the peasantry in Latin America.

Life in the Amazon Rainforest

Author: Ginjer L. Clarke

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524784893

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 365


Journey through the jungle in this fact-packed leveled reader! Welcome to the largest rainforest in the world, a vast wonder just waiting for you to explore. Follow along as pink dolphins dart through the flooded river, vampire bats swoop down from the trees, and giant green anacondas slowly slither across the forest floor. This humongous habitat is home to millions of plants, animals, and people. But large as it may be, the Amazon Rainforest is in danger--and shrinking fast. Learn more about this amazing place and discover what you can do to help save the rainforest!

Life in the Amazon Jungle

Author: Alan Trussell-Cullen

Publisher: Nelson Australia

ISBN: 9780170126779

Category: Amazon River Region

Page: 24

View: 3468


The Amazon Jungle is home to more different species of plants and animals than any other place on earth.

The Burning Season

The Murder of Chico Mendes and the Fight for the Amazon Rain Forest

Author: Andrew Revkin

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781610913485

Category: Nature

Page: 344

View: 4157


In this reissue of the environmental classic The Burning Season, with a new introduction by the author, Andrew Revkin artfully interweaves the moving story of Chico Mendes's struggle with the broader natural and human history of the world's largest tropical rain forest. "It became clear," writes Revkin, acclaimed science reporter for The New York Times, "that the murder was a microcosm of the larger crime: the unbridled destruction of the last great reservoir of biological diversity on Earth." In his life and untimely death, Mendes forever altered the course of development in the Amazon, and he has since become a model for environmental campaigners everywhere.