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Man, fishes, and the Amazon

Author: Nigel J H Smith
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exploring in depth such specific areas as local food taboos, methods of preparation of food dishes, statistics of protein intake, and the productivity of fisheries, Man, Fishes, and the Amazon will  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel J H Smith
ISBN: 0231051565 9780231051569
OCLC Number: 7197487
Description: x, 180 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Rationale, Study Area, and Methods2. The Biophysical Setting Geomorphology, climate and hydrology, varzea forest, and seral vegetation, fish fauna of Amazon3. The Socioeconomic Environment Antiquity of man in the Itacoatiara area, socioeconomic status of fishermen, organization of fishing methods, species caught, biotopes fished4. Fishing Methods and Catch per Effort Description of fishing technologies, origins, seasonal variation of fishing methods, species caught, biotopes fished5. Fish Yield and Consumption Productivity of fisheries, per capita consumption of fish, food avoidances and ecological significance, preparation of fish dishes, utilization of other aquatic fauna6. Folklore and Fishing Myths and legends of fishermen, significance in terms of protein availability and conservation of fish stocks7. Impact of Cultural and Ecological Change on Fisheries The impact of the breaking down of myths and legislation on conservation of fisheries, population increase, development projects and habitat destruction
Responsibility: Nigel J.H. Smith.

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