By Nicholas C. Kawa
Widespread human alteration of the planet has led many students to assert that we've got entered a brand new epoch in geological time: the Anthropocene, an age ruled by way of humanity. This ethnography is the 1st to without delay interact the Anthropocene, tackling its difficulties and paradoxes from the vantage element of the world's biggest tropical rainforest.
Drawing from vast ethnographic examine, Nicholas Kawa examines how pre-Columbian Amerindians and modern rural Amazonians have formed their atmosphere, describing in shiny element their use and administration of the region's soils, crops, and forests. whilst, he highlights the ways that the Amazonian atmosphere resists human manipulation and control—a very important reminder during this time of perceived human dominance. Written in attractive, available prose, Amazonia within the Anthropocene bargains an leading edge contribution to debates approximately humanity's position on this planet, encouraging deeper ecocentric pondering and a extra inclusive imaginative and prescient of ecology for the future.
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Amazonia in the Anthropocene: People, Soils, Plants, Forests by Nicholas C. Kawa