Unformatted text preview: Environmental Determinism: the characteristics of where a group of people live shape their cultural practices and societal organization. Belo Monte: A hydraulic project that wants to dam several rivers in the Amazon to generate power and electricity in Brazil. The Kayapo: one of the groups of Amazonians who live near a river. Xingu River. 4-7000 population. 10.5 million hectares for them. Rainforest and Savanna. 1980s controversy: gold mining. Current controversy: hydroelectric dams. Yanomami: Indian people in Amazon. State: Roraima, population: 11700 in brazil and 15193 in Venezuela. Their controversy: resistance to illegal gold miners...
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course GEOG 259 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at UNC.
- Fall '08