CHOICE REVIEW of Kronik, Jakob.
Indigenous peoples and climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean, by Jakob Kronik and Dorte Verner.
World Bank, 2010. 185p index; ISBN 9780821382370 pbk, $35.00. Reviewed in 2010dec CHOICE.
Changing climates of the world create new challenges not only for mainstream societies, but for indigenous and subsistence societies as well. The marginalized populations of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have long paid a price for their isolation from the colonial societies, but now the natural foundations of their marginal, traditional habitats and cultural spaces are being changed in ways that are yet to be fathomed.
Kronik and Verner systematically and fairly thoroughly substantiate the effects of changing climate on the flora and fauna and patterns of life among indigenous populations in four regions of LAC: the Amazon, Andean and sub-Andean South America, and the Caribbean. Examinations of the vulnerabilities, adjustments, and potential adaptations of an assortment of peoples in each region illuminate the complexities of understanding what the world is up against with climate change, and can help to inform thinking about how the future will unfold.
An extraordinary report of rigorous research that ought to be replicated everywhere. Summing Up: Essential. All public and academic levels/libraries. – J. P. Tiefenbacher, Texas State University Copyright © 2011 American Library Association. CHOICE is a publishing unit of the Association of College & Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. Congratulations!
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