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Cultivated landscapes of native North America

Author: William E Doolittle
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2001.
Series: Oxford geographical and environmental studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First published in paperbackView all editions and formats
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From a geographical standpoint, this text challenges the established theories about native agriculture in North America. Focusing on fields, emphasis is placed on modifications to the biophysical  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William E Doolittle
ISBN: 0199250715 9780199250714 0198234201 9780198234203
OCLC Number: 248451906
Notes: Literaturverz. S. [465] - 552.
Description: XXIV, 574 S : Ill., Kt ; 24 cm.
Contents: PART I INTRODUCTION ; 1. Landscapes of cultivation ; PART II HORTICULTURE ; 2. Husbandry of small herbaceous plants ; 3. Husbandry of large, and woody plants ; 4. Gardens ; PART III RAINFED SYSTEMS ; 5. Plain fields in warm environments ; 6. Ridged fields in cool environments ; PART IV DRYLAND SYSTEMS ; 7. Dry farming ; 8. Terracing ; 9. Water harvesting ; 10. Canal irrigation ; PART V WETLAND SYSTEMS ; 11. Flood recession farming ; 12. Draining and ridging ; PART VI CONCLUSION ; 13. Regional overview
Series Title: Oxford geographical and environmental studies.
Responsibility: William E. Doolittle.

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