Out of the Amazon

Photographs of the Brazilian Rainforest

Author: Susan M. Cunningham,Sue Cunningham,Ghillean T. Prance

Publisher: Stationery Office/Tso


Category: Amazon River Region

Page: 121

View: 4249


This study explores the extraordinary biodiversity of the forest and the indigenous cultures of the Brazilian tropical rainforest. The pictures give a wide-ranging insight into the beauty and value of the country's landscape, focusing on both the plants and the people.

The Great Kapok Tree

A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest

Author: Lynne Cherry

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152026141

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 4805


The many different animals that live in a great kapok tree in the Brazilian rainforest try to convince a man with an ax of the importance of not cutting down their home.


Indigenous Tales from Brazil

Author: Daniel Munduruku,Jane Springer,Nikolai Popov

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781554981854

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 95

View: 8166


A collection of indigenous folktales from Brazil include stories of talking jaguars, mermaids, humans with bat-like wings, and witches.

In Search of the Rain Forest

Author: Candace Slater,Arturo Escobar,Dianne Rocheleau

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822332183

Category: Nature

Page: 318

View: 2158


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Author: James Rollins

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409136426

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 7779


From the author of ALTAR OF EDEN and MAP OF BONES comes another fantastic mystery adventure, this time set deep in the Amazon jungle. Out of the inhospitable Amazon rainforest a man stumbles into a missionary village. Soon the CIA operative and former Special Forces soldier, his eyes wide with terror, is dead. The photograph of Agent Clark's corpse in the Brazilian morgue shows two intact upper limbs, yet Agent Clark had only one arm, the other lost to a sniper's bullet. Nathan Rand's father led a scientific mission into the rainforest and never returned - the same expedition that took Clark into the jungle. Now Nate is to follow the elder Rand's trail, along with a team of scientists and experienced US Rangers. For somewhere in the dark, impenetrable depths of Earth's most dangerous region lie mysteries that must be solved...whatever the cost. As Nate Rand and his party push on into the jungle, they are haunted by a truth: that they are not alone. But each step brings the team closer to an ancient, unspoken terror that even the native people dread. As madness, fear and horrific death descend upon the second cursed expedition, those still living must confront a power beyond human imagining - one that can for ever alter the world beyond the dark, lethal confines of the Amazon rainforest for better...and for worse.

Key Geography Extensions

Author: David Waugh,David Gardner

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748740666

Category: Geography

Page: 128

View: 1589


Written as a resource for more able pupils, this book offers challenging material that develops the existing series. It is an extension that develops a higher level of skill in both range and depth; links exercises and case studies to Internet sites and ICT activities; encourages the study of themes and places to more depth; has an increased amount of text and uses a higher level geographical vocabulary; offers greater opportunities for individual research, oral work and discussion and increases the opportunities for the development of values and attitudes.

Human Impacts on Amazonia

The Role of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Conservation and Development

Author: Darrell A. Posey,Michael J. Balick

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231517351

Category: Science

Page: 392

View: 5302


From the pre-Columbian era to the present, native Amazonians have shaped the land around them, emphasizing utilization, conservation, and sustainability. These priorities stand in stark contrast to colonial and contemporary exploitation of Amazonia by outside interests. With essays from environmental scientists, botanists, and anthropologists, this volume explores the various effects of human development on Amazonia. The contributors argue that by protecting and drawing on local knowledge and values, further environmental ruin can be avoided.

Remembered Self

Emotion and Memory in Personality

Author: Jefferson A. Singer,Peter Salovey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451602251

Category: Psychology

Page: 257

View: 679


A theory for psychologists on the role of memory in personality psychology. In The Remembered Self, Jefferson A. Singer and Peter Salovey persuasively argue that memories are an important window into one's life story, revealing characteristic moods, motives, and thinking patterns. Through experimental evidence, clinical case material, and examples from literature, the authors offer a fresh perspective on the role of memory in personality and clinical psychology. Unlike the conventional psychoanalytic approach to memory, which concentrates on what is forgotten, Singer and Salovey treat memory in a new and different way with an emphasis on what is remembered. Theirs is a bold new theory of memory and self that is both comprehensive and accessible.

Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth

Author: William Bryant Logan

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393351602

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 1467


"A gleeful, poetic book…Like the best natural histories, Dirt is a kind of prayer." —Los Angeles Times Book Review "You are about to read a lot about dirt, which no one knows very much about." So begins the cult classic that brings mystery and magic to "that stuff that won't come off your collar." John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Saint Phocas, Darwin, and Virgil parade through this thought-provoking work, taking their place next to the dung beetle, the compost heap, dowsing, historical farming, and the microscopic biota that till the soil. Whether William Bryant Logan is traversing the far reaches of the cosmos or plowing through our planet’s crust, his delightful, elegant, and surprisingly soulful meditations greatly enrich our concept of "dirt," that substance from which we all arise and to which we all must return.