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Huaorani Transformations in Twenty-First-Century Ecuador: Treks into the Future of Time

By Laura Rival

2016 | University of Arizona Press
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Rival's intimate knowledge of Huaorani culture spans twenty-five years. Here in a collection of broad-ranging essays, she offers a fascinating and provocative study. The first section, "Among Forest Beings," shows that the Huaorani have long ad ...
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Smitten by Giraffe

By Anne Innis Dagg

2016 | McGill-Queen's University Press
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When Anne Innis saw her first giraffe at the age of three, she was smitten. She knew she had to learn more about this marvelous animal. Twenty years later, now a trained zoologist, she set off alone to Africa to study the behaviour of giraffe i ...

Agricultural Sustainability and Environmental Change at Ancient Gordion Gordion Special Studies 8

By John M. Marston

2017 | University of Pennsylvania Press
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This book publishes the results of 220 botanical samples from the 1993-2002 Gordion excavations directed by Mary Voigt. Together with Naomi Miller's 2010 volume (Gordion Special Studies 5), this book completes the publication of botanical samples ...

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Xingu: História dos Produtos da Floresta

Edited By André Villas-Bôas, Natalia Ribas Guerrero, Rodrigo Gravina Prates Junqueira, Agosto Postigo

2017 | Instituto Socioambiental
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Esta publicação pretende compartilhar com o leitor experiências e iniciativas inovadores de povos indígenas, comunidades beiradeiras e extratavistas que moram e vivem dos rios e das florestas do Xingu, desenvolvidas em parceria com o Programa Xingu d ...
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Tangatatau Rockshelter: the Evolution of an Eastern Polynesian Socio-Ecosystem

Edited By Patrick Vinton Kirch

2017 | Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press
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Tangatatau Rockshelter on Mangaia Island (Southern Cook Islands), excavated by a multi-disciplinary team in 1989-1991, produced one of the richest stratigraphic sequences of artifacts, faunal assemblages, and archaeobotanical materials in Easte ...
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Indigenous Peoples, Customary Law and Human Rights – Why Living Law Matters

By Brendan Tobin

2016 | Routledge
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This highly original work demonstrates the fundamental role of customary law for the realization of Indigenous peoples’ human rights and for sound national and international legal governance. The book reviews the legal status of custo ...

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Crafting Wounaan Landscapes: Identity, Art, and Environmental Governance in Panama's Darién

By Julie Velasquez Runk

2017 | University of Arizona Press
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Panama's Darién is a name many conservationists know. Renowned for its lowland tropical forests, its fame is more pronounced because a road that should be there is not: environmentalists have 
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The Maya Forest Garden Eight Millennia of Sustainable Cultivation of the Tropical Woodlands

By Anabel Ford, Ronald Nigh

2016 | Routledge
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The conventional wisdom says that the devolution of Classic Maya civilization occurred because its population grew too large and dense to be supported by primitive neotropical farming methods, resulting in debilitating famines and internecine s ...
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Collecting Food, Cultivating People Subsistence and Society in Central Africa

By Kathryn M. de Luna

2016 | Yale University Press
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A rich analysis of the complex dynamic between food collection and food production in the farming societies of precolonial south central Africa

Engaging new linguistic evidence and reinterpreting published archaeological e ...
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The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World

By Andrea Wulf

2015 | Knopf
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The acclaimed author ofFounding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world—and in the process created modern environ ...
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