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Cultural forests of the Amazon : a historical ecology of people and their landscapes

Author: William L Balée
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2013.
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"Cultural Forests of the Amazon is a comprehensive and diverse account of how indigenous people transformed landscapes and managed resources in the most extensive region of tropical forests in the world. Until recently, most scholars and scientists, as well as the general public, thought indigenous people had a minimal impact on Amazon forests, once considered to be total wildernesses. William Balée's research,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William L Balée
ISBN: 9780817317867 0817317864 9780817358327 0817358323
OCLC Number: 818293386
Description: xv, 268 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Villages of vines and trees --
An estimate of the anthropogenesis --
Comparison of high and fallow forests --
People of the fallow forest --
Vanishing plant names --
Conquest and migration --
From their point of view --
Retention of traditional knowledge --
Confection, inflection --
Discernment of environmental variation --
Rethinking the landscape --
Appendix 1. Guajá generic plant names --
Appendix 2. Trees of the anthropogenic forest.
Responsibility: William Balée.

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"Drawing on more than twenty-five years at the cutting edge of Amazonian anthropology, William Bal e offers a series of key texts on the nature of neotropical cultural rainforests that outlines the Read more...

 
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