The Future of Amazonia in Brazil
A Worldwide Tragedy
Table Of Contents
- About the author
- About the book
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- Table of Contents
- Chapter One Amazonia: World Central Issue
- 1.1 Amazonia: Worldwide Material and Symbolic Representations
- Chapter Two The Globalization of Environmental Issues and Amazonia
- 2.1 Introduction
- 2.2 The Globalization of Environmental Issues
- 2.3 Uncertainties and Controversies of the Twenty-First Century
- Chapter Three The Utopias of New World Contracts and Amazonia
- 3.1 Introduction
- 3.2 Political Utopia: New Worldwide Political Contract
- 3.3 Democracy and the Universal Political System
- 3.4 Environmental Utopia: New Global Nature Contract and Amazonia
- 3.5 Social Utopia: New Worldwide Social Contract
- 3.6 Ethical Utopia: A Pluricultural Ethical Contract
- 3.7 The Future: The Sustainability of Utopias
- Chapter Four Science, Religion, Amazonia, and Sustainability
- 4.1 Introduction
- 4.2 Relevant Scenarios for Science Education
- 4.3 Science, Religion, and Sustainability: Contradictions and Ruptures
- 4.4 Sustainability: Amazonia, the Myth of Immortality and the Sacred
- Chapter Five Nature of Sustainability and Amazonia: Brief Analysis
- 5.1 Introduction
- 5.2 Sustainability: Foundations and Principles
- 5.3 Sustainability of Nature: Historical Elements
- 5.4 Sustainability of Development: New Constituent Elements
- 5.5 Environment, Amazonia, and Sustainability: Guidelines and Propositions
- Chapter Six Predatory Development in Brazilian Amazonia
- 6.1 Introduction
- 6.2 Amazonia and Development: Contours and Methodological Approach
- 6.3 Predatory Development and the Great Projects in Amazonia: A Perverse Inheritance from the Twentieth Century
- 6.3.1 Predatory Development Projects in Amazonia: Illustrative Elements
- Chapter Seven Politics in the Service of Non-sustainability and Amazonia
- 7.1 Introduction
- 7.2 Destruction of Amazon Fund: The Diplomatic Crisis between Brazil, Norway, and Germany
- 7.3 Mining Companies and the Environmental Tragedies of the Towns of Mariana and Brumadinho
- Chapter Eight Nuances of Sustainability: Fantastic Visions from Amazonia
- 8.1 Introduction
- 8.2 Brief Digression on the Concept of Sustainability
- 8.3 Amazonia and Sustainability: A Perfect Marriage
- 8.4 Fantastic Visions from Amazonia
- Chapter Nine Preservation of Amazonia: Commitments for Us All
- 9.1 Introduction
- 9.2 Sustainability and the Preservation of Amazonia
Marcílio de Freitas and
Marilene Corrêa da Silva Freitas
The Future of Amazonia
A Worldwide Tragedy
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About the author
Marcílio de Freitas has been a Professor of the Department of Physics at the Federal University of Amazonas since 1978. He established and organized the Centre for Higher Studies of the Humid Tropic at the University of the Amazonas State. de Freitas was State Secretary of Science and Technology at the State of Amazonas, Brazil between 2007 and 2010. He coordinated the deployment of several scientific programmes in Amazonia. He has published books and scientific articles on science education, philosophy and sociology of sciences, environmental physics, and policies of development in Brazilian Amazonia. de Freitas earned his Bachelor in Physics. from the University of Brasilia, and Master in Applied Physics from the University of São Paulo. He did research internships at the Oxford University (1995), England, and UNESCO (1999–2000), Paris.
Marilene Corrêa da Silva Freitas is Professor of the Department of Social Sciences at the Federal University of Amazonas since 1979. She recieved her PhD in sociology from the University of Campinas at the São Paulo State and did her postdoctoral studies in University of Caen at the France. Marilene Corrêa has coordinated international and national committees on management and evaluation of policies for education and research from Amazonia. She was president of the Association Francophone Internationale de Recherche Scientifique en Education (AFIRSE) Brazilian section until 2012 and Rector of the University at the State of Amazonas from 2007 to 2010. She was coordinator of the postgraduate program “Society and Culture in Amazonia” at the Federal University of Amazonas. She has published books and articles on sociology of education, international relations, and the processes of globalization in national and international journals. She has also published scientific articles on worldwide issues, articulated to Amazonian themes.
About the book
The Future of Amazonia in Brazil: A Worldwide Tragedy is a study on the importance of protecting Amazonia, constructing its sustainable development and its articulations with worldwide socioeconomic processes. It analyzes the main contemporary polemics from the perspective of culture and the nature sciences. The authors present the importance of Amazonia and the sustainability to mankind and the planet’s future. They warn governments, politicians, teachers, students, environmentalists and societies in general that its ecological destruction is ongoing. This book shows that the predatory capitalism has no heuristic reach to build peace, and at the same time exploit the resources of nature preserving its biomes and the natural cycles. Political actions to make Amazonia into patrimony of mankind start to gain predictable contours. The authors present new ways for Amazonia and mankind.
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