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Environment and cultural behavior : ecological studies in cultural anthropology

Author: Andrew Peter Vayda; American Museum of Natural History.
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Published for American Museum of Natural History [by] Natural History Press, 1969.
Series: American Museum sourcebooks in anthropology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This anthology deals with human ecology-- the relationship between man and his environment. In it the editor brings together the most exciting new studies by anthropologists to have been written in the past few years, some of which appear here for the first time. From second-millennium agriculture to twentieth-century air pollution, this volume includes a unique variety of studies of man and the world around  Read more...
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Vayda, Andrew Peter.
Environment and cultural behavior.
Garden City, N.Y., Published for American Museum of Natural History [by] Natural History Press, 1969
(OCoLC)577328047
Online version:
Vayda, Andrew Peter.
Environment and cultural behavior.
Garden City, N.Y., Published for American Museum of Natural History [by] Natural History Press, 1969
(OCoLC)606529516
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Peter Vayda; American Museum of Natural History.
OCLC Number: 11676
Description: xvi, 485 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Part I. Systems in operation --
Two types of ecosystems / Clifford Gertz --
An approach to the bioenergetics of rural West Bengal / Dwain W. Parrack --
!Kung Bushman subsistence : an input-output analysis / Richard B. Lee --
Ecology and adaptation to parasitic diseases / Alexander Alland, Jr. --
Cultural and natural checks on population growth / D.H. Stott --
Divination --
a new perspective / Omar Khayyam Moore --
The potlach system of the Southern Kwakiutl : an new perspective / Stuart Piddocke --
Camel pastoralism in North Arabia and the minimal camping unit / Louise E. Sweet --
Ritual regulation of environmental relations among a New Guinea people / Roy A. Rappaport --
Expansion and warfare among Swidden agriculturalists / Andrew P. Vayda --
An ethnoecological approach to shifting agriculture / Harold C. Conklin --
Man against his environment : a game theoretic framework / Peter R. Gould --
Computers and the evaluation of resource management strategies / Kenneth E.F. Watt --
Cultural influences on population : a comparison of two Tupí tribes / Charles Wagley --
Part II. Origins and development --
The ecology of early food production in Mesopotamia / Kent V. Flannery --
Sickle-cell trait in human biological and cultural evolution / Stephen L. Wiesenfeld --
Swidden agriculture and the rise of Maya civilization / D.E. Dumond --
Relations of environmental and cultural factors / Alfred L. Kroeber --
Ecologic relationships of ethnic groups in Swat, North Pakistan / Fredrik Barth --
Ecological determinants of chieftanship among the Yaruro Indians of Venezuela / Anthony Leeds --
Land use and the extended family in Moala, Fiji / Marshall D. Sahlins --
Effects of climate on certain cultural practices / John W.M. Whiting --
The ecosystem concept and the problem of air pollution / Otis Dudley Duncan.
Series Title: American Museum sourcebooks in anthropology.
Responsibility: edited by Andrew P. Vayda.

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"This anthology deals with human ecology-- the relationship between man and his environment. In it the editor brings together the most exciting new studies by anthropologists to have been written in the past few years, some of which appear here for the first time. From second-millennium agriculture to twentieth-century air pollution, this volume includes a unique variety of studies of man and the world around him."--Back cover.

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