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Palms

Sentinels for Amazon Conservation

Author: Michael Goulding, Nigel Smith

The Amazon is a land of palm abundance. Palms are the cornerstones of many environments in the Amazon, especially in wetlands, and are intricately woven into the cultural fabric of both rural and urban peoples. Wetland palms, especially açaí in Brazil and aguaje in Peru, supply the most-prized fruits in the Amazon for fruits and ice creams. These two species, and many more from wetlands, are discussed in detail in regard to their ecology, importance to people and animals, and conservation. The book is written for a general audience and illustrated with more than 300 beautiful color photographs. In English.

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Softcover: 356 pages
Illustrated
Title: Palms
Author: Michael Goulding, Nigel Smith
Publisher: Missouri Botanical Garden Press
Date: 2007
ISBN 10: 9972297403
ISBN 13: 9789972297403
Language: English
Weight: 2 lbs 14.4 ounces

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