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Contested Frontiers in Amazonia : Biology and Resource Management - Marianne Schmink

Contested Frontiers in Amazonia

Biology and Resource Management

Hardcover Published: 24th June 1992
ISBN: 9780231076609
Number Of Pages: 387
For Ages: 22+ years old

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An interdisciplinary analysis of the process of frontier change in one region of the Brazilian Amazon, the southern portion of the state of Para. The authors show how deforestation, settlement patterns, and the intensity of rural violence were outcomes of the competition for resources among social groups such as ranchers, peasants, loggers, Indians, goldminers, rubber farmers, bureaucrats, and investors, all of whom were capable of mobilizing varying degrees of power.

ISBN: 9780231076609
ISBN-10: 0231076606
Series: Biology and Resource Management
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 387
Published: 24th June 1992
Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.88  x 2.92
Weight (kg): 0.73