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Footprints of the forest : Ka'apor ethnobotany ; the historical ecology of plant utilization by an Amazonian people.

Author: W Balée
Publisher: New York ; Chichester : Columbia University Press, 1999.
Series: Biology and resource management in the tropics series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Footprints of the Forest is the clearest and most comprehensive account to date of the relationship between and Amazonian people and their botanical environment. Based on Balee's ten years of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W Balée
ISBN: 0231074859 9780231074858 0231074840 9780231074841
OCLC Number: 41926076
Awards: Winner of Mary W. Klinger Book Award 2018
Description: 416 pages : illustrations
Contents: 1. Introduction 2. The Botanical and Ethnographic Setting 3. Ka'apor History 4. Activity Contexts of Plants and People 5. Medicine, Magic, and Poison 6. Indigenous Forest Management 7. Plant Nomenclature and Classification 8. Toward a Comparative Ethnobotany of Lowland South America
Series Title: Biology and resource management in the tropics series.

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The complete ethnobotany has yet to be written, but Footprints of the Forest... moves one step closer to that Sisyphean goal... I know of no other work as comprehensive as this one. BioScience The Read more...

 
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