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Cultivated landscapes of Native Amazonia and the Andes

Author: William M Denevan
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Series: Oxford geographical and environmental studies.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William M Denevan
ISBN: 0198234074 9780198234074
OCLC Number: 46433654
Description: xxx, 396 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Pt I. Introduction: Fields and associated features. Research on Native cultivated landscapes in the Americas ; Classification of field types ; Crops, tools, and soft technology --
pt. II. Amazonian cultivation. A diversity of habitats and field systems ; Fields of the Mojo, Campa, Bora, Shipibo, and Karinya ; Pre-European riverine cultivation ; Pre-European forest cultivation --
pt. III: Andean irrigation and terracing. Irrigated fields ; Terraced fields ; Terrace and irrigation origins and abandonment in the Colca valley --
pt. IV. Raised and drained fields. Lost systems of cultivation ; The Mojos raised fields ; The Titicaca raised fields ; Ditched fields, drainage canals, and river canalization --
pt. V. Conclusion. Implications of indigenous agricultural technology --
Appendix 1A. Cultivated plants of South America --
Appendix 1B. Roster of cultivated plants by species name.
Series Title: Oxford geographical and environmental studies.
Responsibility: William M. Denevan.

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