Guiana Highlands

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a mountainous tableland in northern South America

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Yet for the most part, Hyles tends to treat the British, Dutch, and French Guianas as separate entities, with only one chapter and the conclusion considering them all together.
The book raises a number of interesting conceptual problems, though it does not achieve the intellectual complexity of the best, recent work on the Guianas, such as Miranda Spieler's 2012 interpretation of Guyane as "underworld" of empire.
Since it does indeed unite the histories of the three Guianas, if more as juxtaposition than as synthesis, it could offer a starting point to those seeking an overview of imperial trajectories in the region.
Yet despite their similar initial experience of colonialism, the three remaining Guianas were eventually settled by different colonial powers.
Finally, as illustrated by the data in Table 1, and from our previous discussions, the Three Guianas exhibit a range of socio-economic differences.
The Three Guianas exhibit analogous--yet, in many ways, subtly different--patterns of settlement and development.
For two reasons, all three Guianas are of enormous interest from the viewpoint of conservation and development.
Political difficulties in the 1980s all but choked off this trade in Suriname for well over a decade, but ecotourism is now again on the rise across the Guianas.
However, in a political world driven to compete for and capture natural resources--particularly with the advent of Brazil, China, and India as major players in the global marketplace--all three Guianas are receiving attention from old and new industrial superpowers in ways that were unimaginable just a decade ago.
The model of spatial organization of Arauquinoid sites of the Guianas is an interesting hypothesis that must be verified with more field work and open area excavations.
But for anyone interested in Amazonia or French Guiana, the book provides a useful overview of the pre-Columbian agricultural savoir-faire and the environment, the general evolution of archaeological cultures of the Guianas and their ridged fields in a comparative perspective, with different specialists involved in the same project.
We hope that this book will be the first of several interdisciplinary archaeoecological publications about pre-Columbian peoples of Amazonia and the Guianas.
Segundo a Eletrobras, a construcao das referidas hidreletricas faz parte de um projeto mais amplo, denominado "Arco Norte", que inclui a construcao de usinas hidreletricas no Suriname, alem de linhas de transmissao que permitam o escoamento da eletricidade gerada a partir dos dois paises--e tambem da Guiana Francesa--para o abastecimento do mercado brasileiro (BATISTA, 2013).
Ha uma questao geopolitica relevante por tras da construcao das usinas hidreletricas no Rio Mazaruni, que impacta diretamente as relacoes entre Brasil, Guiana e Venezuela.
No que segue, o artigo sera organizado da seguinte forma: na primeira parte, serao apresentadas as principais diretrizes do relacionamento entre Brasil e Guiana no marco da politica externa.