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Fire, native peoples, and the natural landscape

Author: Thomas R Vale
Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The pre-European landscape of the United States : pristine or humanized? / Thomas R. Vale -- Indians and fire in the Rocky Mountains : the wilderness hypothesis renewed / William L. Baker -- Prehistoric human impacts on fire regimes and vegetation in the northern intermountain West / Duane Griffin -- Fire in the pre-European lowlands of the American Southwest / Kathleen C. Parker -- Lots of lightning and plenty of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fire, native peoples, and the natural landscape.
Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)606758007
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas R Vale
ISBN: 1559638885 9781559638883 1559638893 9781559638890
OCLC Number: 49361568
Description: xv, 315 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The pre-European landscape of the United States : pristine or humanized? / Thomas R. Vale --
Indians and fire in the Rocky Mountains : the wilderness hypothesis renewed / William L. Baker --
Prehistoric human impacts on fire regimes and vegetation in the northern intermountain West / Duane Griffin --
Fire in the pre-European lowlands of the American Southwest / Kathleen C. Parker --
Lots of lightning and plenty of people : an ecological history of fire in the upland Southwest / Craig D. Allen --
Prehistoric burning in the Pacific Northwest : human versus climatic influences / Cathy Whitlock and Margaret A. Knox --
Fire in Sierra Nevada Forests : evaluating the ecological impact of burning by Native Americans / Albert J. Parker --
Pre-European fire in California chaparral / Jacob Bendix --
Reflections / Thomas R. Vale.
Responsibility: edited by Thomas R. Vale.
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A critical, research-based assessment of the role of native Americans in modifying the landscapes of pre-European America. Focused on the western seaboard, contributors examine the question of fire  Read more...

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