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Amazon Sweet Sea

Land, Life, and Water at the River's Mouth

Amazon Sweet Sea( )
Author: Smith, Nigel J. H.
Series title:Roger Fullington Series in Architecture Ser.
ISBN:978-0-292-77770-5
Publication Date:Nov 2002
Publisher:University of Texas Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $39.95
Book Description:

Far into the Atlantic Ocean, the outflow from the Amazon River creates a "sweet sea" of fresh water. At the river' mouth, a vast delta of river channels and marshes, floodplain and upland forests, open and scrub savannas, floating meadows, and mangrove swamps hosts an astonishingly diverse assemblage of plant and animal life. So rich is this biological treasure house that early European explorers deemed it inexhaustible.In this highly readable book, Nigel Smith explores how human use...
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