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Amazonia : man and culture in a counterfeit paradise

Author: Betty Jane Meggers
Publisher: Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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"Epilogue reviews recent archaeological evidence for the precolumbian antiquity of social and settlement behavior of indigenous Amazonian groups"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.
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Meggers, Betty Jane.
Amazonia.
Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)604586085
Online version:
Meggers, Betty Jane.
Amazonia.
Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)607891308
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Betty Jane Meggers
ISBN: 1560986557 9781560986553
OCLC Number: 32969119
Description: ix, 214 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. The Ecosystem --
2. Aboriginal Adaptation to the Terra Firme --
3. Adaptive Aspects of Terra Firme Culture --
4. Aboriginal Adaptation to the Varzea --
5. Amazonia in the Modern World --
6. The Evolutionary Significance of Adaptation --
Epilogue: Recent Developments.
Responsibility: Betty J. Meggers.

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Provides information on the field of cultural ecology. This book includes biological and climatic data, and ethnographic and archaeological evidence that reemphasize the complexity of the ecosystem.  Read more...

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Amazonia provides the most comprehensive anthropological discussion so far of the Amazon basin as a human habitat... This book specifies variables influencing cultural adaptation in the Amazon basin Read more...

 
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