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Time and complexity in historical ecology : studies in the neotropical lowlands /

Author: edited by William Balโee and Clark L. Erickson. Balโee, William L., ; ; Clark L Erickson
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2006.
Series: Historical ecology series
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Placing emphasis on the close relationship between humans and their natural environment, this book examines how alterations in the natural world mirror human cultures, societies, and languages. It  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: edited by William Balโee and Clark L. Erickson. Balโee, William L., ; ; Clark L Erickson
ISBN: 9780231135627 0231135629
OCLC Number: 880217690
Notes: Papers originally presented at the Symposium on Neotropical Historical Ecology at the Neotropical Ecology Institute of Tulane University in October 2002.
Description: xii, 417 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface Contributors Time, Complexity, and Historical Ecology, by William Balee and Clark L. Erickson Part 1 1. The Feral Forests of the Eastern Peten, by David G. Campbell, Anabel Ford, Karen S. Lowell, Jay Walker, Jeffrey K. Lake, Constanza Ocampo-Raeder, Andrew Townesmith, and Michael Balick 2. A Neotropical Framework for Terra Preta, by Elizabeth Graham 3. Domesticated Food and Society in Early Coastal Peru, by Christine A. Hastorf 4. Microvertebrate Synecology and Anthropogenic Footprints in the Forested Neotropics, by Peter W. Stahl Part 2 5. Pre-European Forest Cultivation in Amazonia, by William M. Denevan 6. Fruit Trees and the Transition to Food Production in Amazonia, by Charles R. Clement 7. The Historical Ecology of a Complex Landscape in Bolivia, Clark L. Erickson and William Balee 8. The Domesticated Landscapes of the Bolivian Amazon, by Clark L. Erickson 9. Political Economy and Pre-Columbian Landscape Transformations in Central Amazonia, by Eduardo G. Neves and James B. Petersen 10. History, Ecology, and Alterity: Visualizing Polity in Ancient Amazonia, by Michael Heckenberger 11. Between the Ship and the Bulldozer: Historical Ecology of Guaja Subsistence, Sociality, and Symbolism After 1500, by Loretta A. Cormier 12. Landscapes of the Past, Footprints of the Future: Historical Ecology and the Study of Contemporary Land-Use Change in the Amazon, by Eduardo S. Brondizio Index
Series Title: Historical ecology series

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A welcome addition. -- Emilio F. Moran Quarterly Review of Biology This book succeeds admirably in advancing the theoretical status and ethnographic scope of the historical ecological research Read more...

 
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