Table of contents for Human impacts on Amazonia : the role of traditional ecological knowledge in conservation and development / edited by Darrell Addison Posey and Michael J. Balick.


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Thoughts on the Future of Amazonia: The Region,
Residents, Researchers, and Realities 1
Michael J. Balick
1. Romance and Reality: The First European Vision of
Brazilian Indians 5
John Hemming
2. Constructing Tropical Nature  17
Nancy Leys Stepan
3. Demand for Two Classes of Traditional Agroecological
Knowledge in Modern Amazonia 33
Charles R. Clement
4. Fire in Roraima, 1998-Politics and Human Impact:
What Role for Indigenous People in
Brazilian Amazonia? 51
Elizabeth Allen
5. The Cerrado of Brazilian Amazonia:
A Much-Endangered Vegetation 85
James A. Ratter, 1. Felipe Ribeiro, and Samuel Bridgewater
6. A Review of Amazonian Wetlands and Rivers:
Valuable Environments Under Threat 98
Christopher Barrow
7. Fragility and Resilience of Amazonian Soils:
Models from Indigenous Management 122
Peter A. Furley
8. Is Successful Development of Brazilian Amazonia Possible
Without Knowledge of the Soil and Soil Response to
Development? 146
Stephen Nortcliff
9. Fragile Soils and Deforestation Impacts: The Rationale
for Environmental Services of Standing Forest as a
Development Paradigm in Amazonia 158
Philip M. Fearnside
10. Concurrent Activities and Invisible Technologies:
An Example of Timber Management
in Amazonia 172
Christine Padoch and Miguel Pinedo-Vdsquez
11. Institutional and Economic Issues in the
Promotion of Commercial Forest Management in
Amerindian Societies 181
Michael Richards
12. Collect or Cultivate-A Conundrum:
Comparative Population Ecology of Ipecac
(Carapichea ipecacuanha (Brot.) L. Andersson),
a Neotropical Understory Herb 193
Jan Salick
13. Extractivism, Domestication, and Privatization of a
Native Plant Resource: The Case of Jaborandi (Pilocarpus
microphyllus Stapfex Holmes) in Maranhao, Brazil 210
Claudio Urbano B. Pinheiro
14. Peasant Riverine Economies and Their Impact in the
Lower Amazon 222
Mark Harris
15. Conservation, Economics, Traditional Knowledge, and the
Yanomami: Implications and Benefits for Whom? 238
William Milliken
16. The Commodification of the Indian  248
Alcida Rita Ramos
17. Euphemism in the Forest: Ahistoricism and the Valorization
of Indigenous Knowledge 273
Stephen Nugent
18. What's the Difference Between a Peace Corps Worker
and an Anthropologist? A Millennium Rethink of
Anthropological Fieldwork 286
Joanna Overing
19. Traditional Resource Use and Ethnoeconomics:
Sustainable Characteristics of the
Amerindian Lifestyles 307
Clovis Cavalcanti
20. Enhancing Social Capital: Productive Conservation and
Traditional Knowledge in the Brazilian Rain Forest 328
Anthony Hall



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Indigenous peoples Ecology Amazon River Region, Traditional ecological knowledge Amazon River Region, Indians of South America Ethnobotany Amazon River Region, Nature Effect of human beings on Amazon River Region, Soil degradation Amazon River Region, Environmental degradation Amazon River Region, Amazon River Region Environmental conditions