By Nicholas C. Kawa
Widespread human alteration of the planet has led many students to say that we've got entered a brand new epoch in geological time: the Anthropocene, an age ruled via humanity. This ethnography is the 1st to at once interact the Anthropocene, tackling its difficulties and paradoxes from the vantage aspect of the world's biggest tropical rainforest.
Drawing from large ethnographic learn, Nicholas Kawa examines how pre-Columbian Amerindians and modern rural Amazonians have formed their surroundings, describing in bright aspect their use and administration of the region's soils, vegetation, and forests. even as, he highlights the ways that the Amazonian surroundings resists human manipulation and control—a very important reminder during this time of perceived human dominance. Written in attractive, obtainable prose, Amazonia within the Anthropocene deals an cutting edge contribution to debates approximately humanity's position on the earth, encouraging deeper ecocentric considering and a extra inclusive imaginative and prescient of ecology for the future.
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