|Chemistry of the Amazon: Biodiversity,
Natural Products, and Environmental Issues
Seidl, Otto Richard Gottlieb and
Maria Auxiliadora Coelho Kaplan (Eds.)
Discusses biodiversity conservation in tropical rainforests.
Presents an overview of research on bioactive natural products from the
Amazon. Examines current research and investigations
of the chemical evolution. Addresses biogeochemistry issues of tropical
systems. Provides an overview of environmental issues related to Amazon
biodiversity including the impact of surface mining on the quality of
air, water, and soil.
Amazon Biodiversity: A Renewable Natural Resource?,
P.R. Seidl * Natural Products as Medicinal and Biological Agents:
Potentiating the Resources of the Rain Forest, G.A. Cordell
* Economic Plants of the Amazon: Their Industrial Development in
Defense of the Forest, B. Gilbert * Agroforestry Spategies for
Alleviating Soil Chemical Constraints to Food and Fiber Production in
the Brazilian Amazon, E.C. M. Fernandes and J. C. de Souza Matos
* Secondary Compound Accumulation in Plants-The Application of Plant
Biotechnology to Plant Improvement: A Proposed Strategy for Natural
Product Research in Brazil, M. Pletsch, A. E. G. Sant’Ana,
Charlmood * The Promise of Plant-Derived Natural Products for the
Development of New Pharmaceuticals and Agrochemicals, J. D.McChesney
* Poisons and Anti poisons from the Amazon Forest, W.B. Mors *
Active Neolignans from Amazonian Trees, M. Yoshida * Proteins from
Amazonia: Studies and Perspectives for Their Research L. Morhy *
Terpenoids from Amazonian Icacinaceae, A.B. de Oliveira * Chemical
Studies of Myristicaceae Species of the Colombian Amazon J.C. Martinez
L.E. Cuca S. * Plant Chemistry of Amazonia in an Ecological Context, K.
Kubitzki * Lignans: Diversity Biosynthesis, and Function, N.G. Lewis,
M.J. Kato, N. Lopes, and L.B. Davin * The Chemistry of Amazonian
Myristicaceae: Developmental, Ecological, and Pharmacological Aspects
M.J. Kato * Amazonia versus Australia: Geographically Distant,
Chemically Close M.A.C. Kaplan
* Chemodiversity of Angiosperms: Latitude- and
Herbaceousness-Conditioned Gradients, M R. de M.B. Borin and O.R.
Gottlieb * Future-Oriented Mapping of Biodiversity in Amazonia, O.R.
Gottlieb * Advances in Amazonian Biogeochemistry,
K.O. Konhauser, W.S. Fyfe, W. Zang, M.I. Bird, and B.I. Kronberg * The
Chemistry of Headwater Streams in the Rio das Mortes System and Its
Effect on the Structure of the Biotic Community, C. W. Heckman * The
Chemistry of Atmospheric Aerosol Particles in the Amazon Basin, P.
Artaxo, F. Gerab, M.A. Yamasoe, and J. V. Martins
* The "Garimpo", Problem in the Amazon Region, A. Pessoa, G.S.
Albuquerque and M.L. Barreto * Mineral Extraction in the Amazon and the
Environment: The Mercury Problem, R.C. V. Boas.
ACS Symposium Series No 588 - 320 pages - Cloth