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Cultivated landscapes of Middle America on the eve of conquest

Author: Thomas M Whitmore; Billie Lee Turner
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Series: Oxford geographical and environmental studies
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is the first to bring together all that is known about the humanly-modified and cultivated landscapes of Middle America just prior to the European conquest. It assesses the agricultural and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas M Whitmore; Billie Lee Turner
ISBN: 0199244537 9780199244539
OCLC Number: 469591038
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 251-289.
Description: XVI-311 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of Figures ; List of Maps ; 1. On the Eve of Conquest: The Context and Background to the Problem ; 2. The Context of Cultivation: Social and Economic Organization and the General Nature of Cropping ; 3. Arboriculture and Horticulture ; 4. Rainfed Cultivation ; 5. Terrace Cultivation ; 6. Floodwater and Irrigated Cultivation ; 7. Wetland Cultivation ; 8. Inventing Histories? Themes and Implications ; Bibliography ; Index
Series Title: Oxford geographical and environmental studies
Responsibility: Thomas M. Whitmore and B.L. Turner II.
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