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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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Birders of Africa: History of a Network

By Nancy Jacobs

2016 | Yale University Press
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In this unique and unprecedented study of birding in Africa, historian Nancy Jacobs reconstructs the collaborations between well-known ornithologists and the largely forgotten guides, hunters, and taxidermists who worked with them. Drawing on ethnogr ...
 
 
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Biosocial Synchrony on Sumba: Multispecies Relationships and Environmental Variations in Indonesia

By Cynthia Fowler

2016 | Rowman & Littlefield
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Biosocial Synchrony on Sumba: Multispecies Relationships and Environmental Variations in Indonesia examines biosocial change in the Austronesian community of the Kodi by examining multispecies interactions between select biota and ...
 
 
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Why the Porcupine Is Not a Bird

By Gregory Forth

2016 | University of Toronto Press
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Why the Porcupine Is Not a Bird is a comprehensive analysis of knowledge of animals among the Nage people of central Flores in Indonesia. Gregory Forth sheds light on the ongoing anthropological debate surrounding the categorization of an ...

 
 
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The Reason for Flowers: Their History, Culture, Biology, and how they change our Lives

By Stephen Buchmann

2015 | Simon & Schuster
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Flowers, and the fruits that follow, feed, clothe, sustain, and inspire all humanity. They have done so since before recorded history. Flowers are used to celebrate all-important occasions, to express love, and are also the basis of global indu ...
 
 
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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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Innovative Strategies for Teaching in the Plant Sciences

Edited By Cassandra Quave

2014 | Springer
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Innovative Strategies for Teaching in the Plant Sciences focuses on innovative ways in which educators can enrich the plant science content being taught in universities and secondary schools. Drawing on contributions from scholars around ...

 
 
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La terre qui pousse. L’ethnobotanique innue d’Ekuanitshit

By Daniel Clément

2014 | Presses de l'Université Laval
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Les Innus ou Montagnais ont, de tout temps, été associés à la forêt boréale du nord‑est du Canada, et la cueillette des végétaux a toujours joué un rôle économique et culturel très important au sein de leur société. Cette étude sur la science b ...
 
 
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Indigenous Knowledge and Development: Livelihoods, Health Experiences, and Medicinal Plant Knowledge in a Mexican Biosphere Reserve

By Elizabeth Ann Olson

2014 | Rowman & Littlefield
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Indigenous Knowledge and Development: Livelihoods, Health Experiences, and Medicinal Plant Knowledge in a Mexican Biosphere Reserve provides an ethnographic account of a group of indigenous people living in a natural r ...
 
 
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L'hôte maladroit. La matière du mythe

By Daniel Clément

2014 | Presses de l'Université Laval
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Cet ouvrage sur la mythologie amérindienne porte sur le motif de l’Hôte maladroit (Bungling Host) du cycle du Trickster. Un animal invite le Décepteur à manger, lui prépare de la nourriture, et le Décepteur essaye de l’imiter mais échoue à chaq ...
 
 
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Entomologia Cultural: Ecos do I Simpósio Brasileiro de Entomologia Cultural 2013

Edited By Eraldo Medeiros Costa Neto

2014 | UEFS Editora
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