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Mayo ethnobotany land, history, and traditional knowledge in northwest Mexico

Author: David Yetman; Thomas R Van Devender
Publisher: Berkeley University of California Press Birmingham, AL, USA EBSCO Industries, Inc. 2002
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Mayos, an indigenous people of northwestern Mexico, live in small towns spread over southern Sonora and northern Sinaloa, lands of remarkable biological diversity. This book contains a comprehensive description of northwest Mexico's tropical deciduous forests and thornscrub on the traditional Mayo lands.
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Yetman; Thomas R Van Devender
ISBN: 9780520926356 0520926358 0585466122 9780585466125 1597347396 9781597347396 9780520227217 0520227212
OCLC Number: 704498363
Accession No: (DE-599)HEB42012893X (OCoLC)704498363
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-335) and index
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (xiii, 359 pages) Illustrations, map.
Contents: Preface Acknowledgments Part One 1. The People and the Land 2. A Brief Ethnography of the Mayos 3. Historical and Contemporary Mayos 4. Plant and Animal Life 5. Eight Plants That Make Mayos Mayos Part Two 6. Plant Uses 7. An Annotated List of Plants Appendix A. Mayo Region Place Names and Their Meanings Appendix B. Yoreme Consultants Appendix C. Gazetteer of the Mayo Region Appendix D. Mayo Plants Listed by Spanish Name Appendix E. Mayo Plants Listed by Mayo Name Appendix F. Glossary of Mayo and Spanish Terms Notes Works Cited Index
Responsibility: David Yetman and Thomas R. Van Devender

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Contains a comprehensive description of northwest Mexico's tropical deciduous forests and thornscrub on the traditional Mayo lands reaching from the Sea of Cortes to the foothills of the Sierra  Read more...

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"A valuable record of a way of life and a body of knowledge that are rapidly disappearing."- And Lands Newsletter

 
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