Amazon Sweet Sea: Land, Life, and Water at the River's Mouth - download pdf or read online

By Nigel J. H. Smith

Far into the Atlantic Ocean, the outflow from the Amazon River creates a "sweet sea" of unpolluted water. on the river's mouth, an enormous delta of river channels and marshes, floodplain and upland forests, open and scrub savannas, floating meadows, and mangrove swamps hosts an astonishingly diversified assemblage of plant and animal lifestyles. So wealthy is that this organic treasure condominium that early ecu explorers deemed it inexhaustible.

In this hugely readable publication, Nigel Smith explores how human use of the Amazon estuary's ordinary assets has been stricken by technological swap, fast city development, and speeded up marketplace integration. heading off alarmist rhetoric, he indicates how human intervention within the estuary has truly diverse agriculture and helped shop floodplain forests from wanton destruction. His findings underscore the significance of figuring out the heritage of land use and the ecological wisdom of local community whilst formulating improvement and conservation guidelines. The booklet could be of curiosity to everybody keen on the destiny of tropical forests, holding biodiversity, and constructing normal assets in a sustainable manner.

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