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Floods of Fortune: Ecology and Economy Along the Amazon [Paperback]

Michael Goulding
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22 Sep 2000
As the depredation of the planet's greatest storehouse of biodiversity-the Amazon region-continues apace, it is vitally important to understand the implications of the immense devastation the area has undergone. Describing the stunning diversity of plant an animal life found in and along the rivers, and showing how this wealth is being plundered, Floods of Fortune offers the first holistic view of the conservation drama unfolding in the Amazonian floodplain. Enriched with nearly 100 beautiful and arrested color photographs as well as an investigation of the cultural history of the region's human habitation, the book helps readers comprehend the complex environmental and social problems associated with Amazonian development and offers solutions that reconcile development with conservation.

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  • Paperback: 206 pages
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press; New Ed edition (22 Sep 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0231104219
  • ISBN-13: 978-0231104210
  • Product Dimensions: 26 x 21 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,555,290 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This is a beautiful book... The photographs of nature and [the] informative discussion of how the river system works will capture the imagination of most readers." -- Robert Mendelsohn, "Ecoscience"

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Michael Goulding is a senior scientist at the Rainforest Alliance, based in New York City. Nigel J.H. Smith is professor of geography at the University of Florida. Dennis J. Mahar is the World Bank's Resident Representative in Brazil.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 20 Jun 2013
By Si B
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
We bought this after we got back from a trip to the Amazon. It's an essential read for anyone planning a trip on this amazing river or interested in the region.
Absolutely invaluable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best books on Amazonia 14 July 1997
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
This book is required reading for anyone interested in the Amazon, especially for those planning "eco-travel" in and around Manaus.
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4.0 out of 5 stars STRANGE MIX OF AMAZON RELATED THEMES, GOOD OUTCOME 1 Mar 2009
By Denis Benchimol Minev - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is written by some of the most knowledgeable and experienced Amazon scientists and explorers; having said that, it is unclear who the target audience is, since the book mixes part history of the region, part biology, especially as it relates to the floodplain, and part policy recommendations (with a strong environmental focus).

Though the book is very interesting and has especially good photography on the underwater floodplain, it is difficult to recommend it to a specific audience, since, for example, there are better books for tourists; there are also better books for history buffs; same for biologists. I guess it is for you if you find yourself at the intersection of these and need imagery to get a sense of what you read.
3 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best books on Amazonia 14 July 1997
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This book is required reading for anyone interested in the Amazon, especially for those planning "eco-travel" in and around Manaus
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