Dragon in the Tropics

The Legacy of Hugo Chávez

Author: Javier Corrales

Publisher: Brookings Inst Press

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Category: History

Page: 224

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"A study of the Venezuelan revolution headed by Hugo Chávez, first elected president in 1999, with emphasis on how Chávez took a frail but still pluralistic democracy and turned it into a semi-authoritarian regime, achieving political transformation at great cost to the country's institutions, including its oil industry"--Provided by publisher.

Legacy of the Tropics

Trade Edition

Author: Mary Deal

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Page: 324

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A trilogy of stories that shatter the myths of stereotypical islands of paradise. In Promises, during the late 1960s, the ketch, Mercy, sinks during a sea storm off Culebra near the Virgin Islands. Ciara Malloy assumes custody of her drowned fiancé's son and learns a devastating secret about the boy that changes her life forever. In Adrift, in the late 1990s, underwater photographer Lillian Avery gets caught in a rip current and swept out to sea off Kauai in Hawaii. In facing death, she finds a way to leave a message behind. Years later, in Reunion, the two former neighbors from Puerto Rico reunite on Kauai. A hurricane wreaks island-wide havoc. Ciara is missing, presumed dead. Among the rubble, Lillian finds Ciara's memoirs; a life history that threatens to expose tightly held secrets about the boy since the sinking of the Mercy. This is the trade paperback edition of Legacy of the Tropics, with a 5" x 8" trim size.

Foundations of Tropical Forest Biology

Classic Papers with Commentaries

Author: Robin L. Chazdon

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

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Category: Nature

Page: 862

View: 167

This book presents a timely collection of pioneering work in the study of these diverse and fascinating ecosystems. It consists of facsimiles of papers chosen by world experts in tropical biology as the 'classics' in the field.

Legacy of the Tropics

Large Print Edition

Author: Mary Deal

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Page: 546

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A trilogy of stories that shatter the myths of stereotypical islands of paradise. In Promises, during the late 1960s, the ketch, Mercy, sinks during a sea storm off Culebra near the Virgin Islands. Ciara Malloy assumes custody of her drowned fiancé's son and learns a devastating secret about the boy that changes her life forever. In Adrift, in the late 1990s, underwater photographer Lillian Avery gets caught in a rip current and swept out to sea off Kauai in Hawaii. In facing death, she finds a way to leave a message behind. Years later, in Reunion, the two former neighbors from Puerto Rico reunite on Kauai. A hurricane wreaks island-wide havoc. Ciara is missing, presumed dead. Among the rubble, Lillian finds Ciara's memoirs; a life history that threatens to expose tightly held secrets about the boy since the sinking of the Mercy. NOTE: This is the large print edition of Legacy Of The Tropics, with a larger font / typeface for easier reading.

Legacy of the Tropics

Clear Print Edition

Author: Mary Deal

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Page: 354

View: 917

A trilogy of stories that shatter the myths of stereotypical islands of paradise. In Promises, during the late 1960s, the ketch, Mercy, sinks during a sea storm off Culebra near the Virgin Islands. Ciara Malloy assumes custody of her drowned fiancé's son and learns a devastating secret about the boy that changes her life forever. In Adrift, in the late 1990s, underwater photographer Lillian Avery gets caught in a rip current and swept out to sea off Kauai in Hawaii. In facing death, she finds a way to leave a message behind. Years later, in Reunion, the two former neighbors from Puerto Rico reunite on Kauai. A hurricane wreaks island-wide havoc. Ciara is missing, presumed dead. Among the rubble, Lillian finds Ciara's memoirs; a life history that threatens to expose tightly held secrets about the boy since the sinking of the Mercy. This is the clear print edition of Legacy of the Tropics, with a 14pt font size for easier reading.

Legacy of the Tropics

Premium Hardcover Edition

Author: Mary Deal

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Page: 324

View: 333

A trilogy of stories that shatter the myths of stereotypical islands of paradise. In Promises, during the late 1960s, the ketch, Mercy, sinks during a sea storm off Culebra near the Virgin Islands. Ciara Malloy assumes custody of her drowned fiancé's son and learns a devastating secret about the boy that changes her life forever. In Adrift, in the late 1990s, underwater photographer Lillian Avery gets caught in a rip current and swept out to sea off Kauai in Hawaii. In facing death, she finds a way to leave a message behind. Years later, in Reunion, the two former neighbors from Puerto Rico reunite on Kauai. A hurricane wreaks island-wide havoc. Ciara is missing, presumed dead. Among the rubble, Lillian finds Ciara's memoirs; a life history that threatens to expose tightly held secrets about the boy since the sinking of the Mercy.

Legacy of the Tropics

Author: Mary Deal

Publisher: Independently Published

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Category: Fiction

Page: 302

View: 815

A trilogy of stories that shatter the myths of stereotypical islands of paradise. In Promises, during the late 1960s, the ketch, Mercy, sinks during a sea storm off Culebra near the Virgin Islands. Ciara Malloy assumes custody of her drowned fiancé's son and learns a devastating secret about the boy that changes her life forever. In Adrift, in the late 1990s, underwater photographer Lillian Avery gets caught in a rip current and swept out to sea off Kauai in Hawaii. In facing death, she finds a way to leave a message behind. Years later, in Reunion, the two former neighbors from Puerto Rico reunite on Kauai. A hurricane wreaks island-wide havoc. Ciara is missing, presumed dead. Among the rubble, Lillian finds Ciara's memoirs; a life history that threatens to expose tightly held secrets about the boy since the sinking of the Mercy.

Legacy of the Tropics

A Mystery Anthology

Author: Mary Deal

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Page: 540

View: 377

A trilogy of stories that shatter the myths of stereotypical islands of paradise. In Promises, during the late 1960s, the ketch, Mercy, sinks during a sea storm off Culebra near the Virgin Islands. Ciara Malloy assumes custody of her drowned fiancé's son and learns a devastating secret about the boy that changes her life forever. In Adrift, in the late 1990s, underwater photographer Lillian Avery gets caught in a rip current and swept out to sea off Kauai in Hawaii. In facing death, she finds a way to leave a message behind. Years later, in Reunion, the two former neighbors from Puerto Rico reunite on Kauai. A hurricane wreaks island-wide havoc. Ciara is missing, presumed dead. Among the rubble, Lillian finds Ciara's memoirs; a life history that threatens to expose tightly held secrets about the boy since the sinking of the Mercy. This is the large print edition of Legacy of the Tropics, with a larger font / typeface for easier reading.

Soil Science and Sustainable Land Management in the Tropics

Author: John Keith Syers

Publisher: C A B International

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Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 290

View: 125

Soil science and sustainable land management. Evaluation of the soil and land resource. Proposals for quantitative criteria in the management of sutainable agricultural systems. Soil erosion and conservation: A place for soil science? Agroforestry practices to control runoff and erosion on steeplands in ilocos norte, Philippines. The qurternary legacy in the tropics. Fundamental Property of the land resource. Effects of soil erosion and sedimentation on land qualy. Defining pedofenetic baselines in the kondoa distric of Tanzania. Sustainable regeneration of surface tilth in Zimbawean vertisols through water management. Agrohydrological modelling. A tool for sustainable development of land resources. Extending the growing season by efficient use of rainfall. The role soil organisms in the sustainability of tropical cropping sustems. Can biological nitrogen fixation sustain agriculture in the tropics? Improving the agriculturakl productivity of the soils of Northeast Thailand through soil organic matter management. Soil organic matter management in Thailand. A diagnostic approach to solving soil fertility problems in the tropics. Physical and chemical constraints to sustainable soil use under raingfed conditions in the himid tripocs of Southar Asia. The use of simplified nutrient balances at farm level to determine boudary conditions for sustainable production. The economic context of soil science. Soil Science research developing contries. Towards a holistic approach. Soil science and better land use in the tropics.

Rethinking Development Geographies

Author: Marcus Power

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Science

Page: 288

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Development as a concept is notoriously imprecise, vague and presumptuous. Struggles over the meaning of this fiercely contested term have had profound implications on the destinies of people and places across the globe. Rethinking Development Geographies offers a stimulating and critical introduction to the study of geography and development. In doing so, it sets out to explore the spatiality of development thinking and practices. The book highlights the geopolitical nature of development and its origins in Empire and the Cold War. It also reflects critically on the historical engagement of geographers with 'the Tropics', the 'Third World' and the 'South'. The dominant economic and political philosophies that shape the policies and perspectives of major institutions are discussed. The interconnections between globalization and development are highlighted through an examination of local, national and transnational resistance to various forms of development. The text provides an accessible introduction to the complex and confusing world of contemporary global development. Informative diagrams, cartoons and case studies are used throughout. While exploring global geographies of economic and political change Rethinking Development Geographies is also grounded in a concern with people and places, the 'view from below', the views of women and the view from the 'South'.

Jungle

How Tropical Forests Shaped the World – and Us

Author: Patrick Roberts

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 281

'A bold, ambitious and truly wonderful history of the world' Peter Wohlleben, author of The Hidden Life of Trees 'A fascinating story and a crucial revision of the momentous importance of tropical forests to human history' Lewis Dartnell, author of Origins _________________________ Jungle tells the remarkable story of the world's tropical forests, from the arrival of the first plants millions of years ago to the role of tropical forests in the evolution of the world's atmosphere, the dinosaurs, the first mammals and even our own species and ancestors. Highlighting provocative new evidence garnered from cutting-edge research, Dr Roberts shows, for example, that our view of humans as 'savannah specialists' is wildly wrong, and that the 'Anthropocene' began not with the Industrial Revolution, but potentially as early as 6,000 years ago in the tropics. We see that the relationship between humankind and 'jungles' is deep-rooted, that we are all connected to their destruction, and that we must all act to save them. Urgent, clear-sighted and original, Jungle challenges the way we think about the world - and ourselves. _________________________ 'Welcome to the "Jungle" - a breathtaking book' Mark Maslin, author of How to Save Our Planet 'Timely, readable and highly relevant' Steve Brusatte, author of The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs 'Its revelations and stories will stir, rearrange and populate your mind for years to come' Paul Hawken, editor of Drawdown 'Brilliant ... it delivers a timely warning about our abuse of the environment' David Abulafia, author of The Great Sea 'Finally, a book on rainforests that does justice to their majesty and importance' Simon Lewis, co-author of The Human Planet

Tropical Bioproductivity

Origins and Distribution in a Globalized World

Author: David Hammond

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Science

Page: 316

View: 746

This book investigates the fundamental role that tropical bioproductivity - or more specifically net primary productivity - has played in shaping the global geographies of food, finance, governance and people. The book examines the basic astronomical and thermal properties of our planet to illustrate the dynamic nature of the tropics and how the region resides at the very heart of global energetics, driving the environmental flows that shape planetary climate and bioproductivity. The author explores how the region’s relatively small, but hyper-productive, land area provided the groundswell for the economic, social, political and demographic changes that fuelled empires, European colonialism and nation-building. Also covered are discussions on how the critical intake of capital needed to fuel the industrial and technological revolutions driving modern globalization was first expropriated from the tropics by harnessing the region’s natural productivity and biological crop diversity and then transforming it into tradeable commodities using the inhabitants' labour and knowledge. With modern tropical nations accounting for the bulk of people living in poverty and registering some of the highest income disparities, the author presents cross-cutting evidence showing that their histories and the persistence of expropriating institutions have fostered anocratic tendencies, poor governance, unorthodox financial flows and mass migration. Tropical Bioproductivity cuts across vast geographies, topics and histories to deliver a readable narrative that links people, places and events with the environmental mechanics of our planet. It will be of interest to students and researchers in the areas of environmental studies, economics, history, agriculture, anthropology and geography.

Tropical Asian Streams

Zoobenthos, Ecology and Conservation

Author: David Dudgeon

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

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Category: Science

Page: 844

View: 839

This book deals with the ecology of rivers and streams in the Oriental Region, and describes the composition of their unique fauna - especially the diverse array of animals which live on and among the bottom sediments. Dichotomous keys are provided as an aid to the identification of these animals, and the book is illustrated by over 100 pages of line drawings and maps. Special emphasis is given to the impact of human activities on streams and rivers, and the book concludes with a discussion of conservation and management options for these endangered habitats.

Tropical Truth(s)

The Epistemology of Metaphor and other Tropes

Author: Armin Burkhardt

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 433

View: 157

Tropes are not only rhetorical means, which are used as a creative and / or persuasive linguistic means in poetry and public speech. They are also a cognitive tool which helps people to understand the world and to express their world. As they are the basis on which our worldview and even our everyday speech is founded, the question must be posed as to whether utterances containing tropes can be said to be true. This has been an epistemological problem since Nietzsche expressed his doubts about the possibility that figurative language could give access to truth. However, since then research has paid little attention to this question. ‑18 papers by linguists, philosophers, psychologists and literary scholars have been collected in this volume. Their 21 authors use various approaches or paradigms in order to define metaphor, metonymy, synecdoche, irony, euphemism, antonomasia and hyperbole and find an answer to the crucial epistemological questions, namely whether and to what extent utterances containing tropes can be said to be true or false.

Dragon in the Tropics

Venezuela and the Legacy of Hugo Chavez

Author: Javier Corrales

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

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Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 695

This new and expanded edition of Dragon in the Tropics—the widely acclaimed account of how president Hugo Chávez (1999–2013) revamped Venezuela’s political economy—examines the electoral decline of Chavismo after Chavez’s death and the policies adopted by his successor, Nicolás Maduro, to cope with the economic chaos inherited from previous radical populist policies. Corrales and Penfold argue that Maduro has had to struggle with the inherent contradictions of a large and heterogeneous social coalition, a declining oil sector, the strength of entrenched military interests, and fewer resources to appease international allies, which have strenghtened the autocratic features of an already consolidated hybrid regime. In examining the new political realities of Venezuela, the authors offer lessons on the dynamics of succession in hybrid regimes. This book is a must-read for scholars and analysts of Latin America.

Butterflies, Moths, and Other Invertebrates of Costa Rica

A Field Guide

Author: Carrol L. Henderson

Publisher: University of Texas Press

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Category: Nature

Page: 173

View: 532

Whether you are a general nature lover, a rainforest enthusiast, or an avid international birder, you will find that the mix of biology, travel tips, and photography in this guide will provide you with great information for planning a trip, or vivid memories if you have already traveled in Costa Rica. The book will leave you eager to return for more adventures in this paradise for both wildlife and people. --Book Jacket.

Neglected Tropical Diseases - Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: Carlos Franco-Paredes

Publisher: Springer

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Category: Medical

Page: 243

View: 385

This book addresses the major neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) – based on their prevalence and the years of healthy life lost to disability – in Latin American and Caribbean countries. These include Chagas disease, leishmaniasis, hookworm infection, and other soil-transmitted helminth infections, followed by dengue, schistosomiasis, leishmaniasis, leprosy, cysticercosis, bartonellosis, Plasmodium vivax malaria, and onchocerciasis. Topics like disease burden, major manifestations and approaches to the control and elimination of NTDs in Latin America and the Caribbean are discussed in detail. As such, the book will be of general interest to basic researchers and clinicians engaged in infectious disease, tropical medicine, and parasitology, and a must-have for scientists specialized in the characteristics of this region of the world.​

Tropical Medicine In 20th Cen

Author: Power,

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 605

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Environmental Management in the Tropics

An Historical Perspective

Author: Randall Baker

Publisher: CRC Press

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Category: Science

Page: 240

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The arrival of western science and economic interests to the tropics has dramatically changed the tropical environment and its ecology. Environmental Management in the Tropics discusses the ecology of the tropics and examines how it is different from the temperate zone where western science evolved. The author discusses how native people traditionally subsisted in different ecological zones of the tropics and how they rationalized their relationship. The author also takes a critical look at the impact of colonialism in the tropics and how it changed traditional cultures and their relationship with the environment. The current clash between economics and ecology in the tropics is explored in depth. According to the author, we are now able to draw "a line in the sand" and illustrate the consequences of continuing current practices. Environmental Management in the Tropics shows how this situation developed and discusses how the two opposing concepts must be brought back into harmony. The book is one of the few studies to take a truly interdisciplinary approach combining the serious inevitabilities of natural science with the variables of history, culture, politics, and economics. It gives us a new respect for the past and tradition of the tropics and clearly spells out why dramatic changes must occur to prevent further degradation of the tropical environment. Environmental Management in the Tropics is an important reference for ecologists, conservationists, scientists, researchers, environmental consultants, land managers and developers, members of the world regulatory community, and anyone working on projects in tropical regions.