Ecosystem and Biodiversity of Amazonia

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Ecosystem and Biodiversity of Amazonia
Author : Heimo Mikkola
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Language : English
Release Date : 10 March 2021
ISBN : 9781839628122
Pages : 258 pages
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Ecosystem and Biodiversity of Amazonia by Heimo Mikkola Book PDF Summary

The Amazonia is the largest continuous river basin and rainforest ecosystem in the world. In all aspects it is a natural wonder, and the rainforest with its billions of trees is a vital carbon store that slows down the advance of global warming. It is home to one million indigenous people and some three million species of plants and animals. There have been many climate fluctuations during the last 55 million years of its existence, but never before have “the lungs of the world” been at greater risk than they are today due to uncontrolled fires, expanding agriculture and heavy industrial development in the forms of oil drilling, mining and large hydroelectric dams. Over twelve chapters, this book describes the anthropological, biological and industrial problems facing the Amazonia, and seeks to find new solutions.

Ecosystem and Biodiversity of Amazonia

The Amazonia is the largest continuous river basin and rainforest ecosystem in the world. In all aspects it is a natural wonder, and the rainforest with its billions of trees is a vital carbon store that slows down the advance of global warming. It is home to one million indigenous

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