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Explaining human actions and environmental changes

Author: Andrew P Vayda
Publisher: Lanham (Maryland) : Altamira Press, cop. 2009.
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In this selection of essays from the past two decades, Vayda focuses on research and explanation concerned with causes of concrete events, especially human actions and the environmental changes  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew P Vayda
ISBN: 9780759103238 0759103232
OCLC Number: 912816884
Notes: Índice.
Bibliografía: p. 239-289.
Description: XII, 303 p. ; 23 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Chapter 1. Causal Explanation as a Research Goal: Do's and Don'ts Chapter 3 Chapter 2. Both Ends of the Firestick: Causal Explanation of Indonesian Forest Fires Chapter 4 Chapter 3. On Knowing What Not to Know about Knowing: A Critical View of Local Knowledge Studies Chapter 5 Chapter 4. Do We Need an Anthropological Perspective on Tropical Deforestation? Chapter 6 Chapter 5. Seeing Nature's Complexity but Not People's Chapter 7 Chapter 6. Against Political Ecology Chapter 8 Chapter 7. Failures of Explanation in Darwinian Ecological Anthropology Chapter 9 Chapter 8. Concepts of Process in Social Science Explanations Chapter 10 Chapter 9. Explaining Why Marings Fought: Different Questions, Different Answers Chapter 11 Chapter 10. The Anthropology of War: Polemics and Confusion
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