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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
Copy Available: Yes

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
Copy Available: Yes

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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The Wonder of Birds: What They Tell Us About Ourselves, the World, and a Better Future

By Jim Robbins

2017 | Spiegel and Grau
Copy Available: Yes

Our relationship to birds is different from our relationship to any other wild creatures. They are found virtually everywh ...

 
 
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Ancient Ocean Crossings: Reconsidering the Case for Contacts with the Pre-Columbian Americas

By Stephen C. Jett

2017 | University of Alabama Press
Copy Available: Yes

Ancient Ocean Crossings paints a compelling picture of impressive pre-Columbian cultures and Old World civilizations that, contrary to many prevailing notions, were not isolated from one another, evolving independently, each in its o ...
 
 
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Vanilla Landscapes: Meaning, Memory, And The Cultivation Of Place In Madagascar

By Sarah R. Osterhoudt

2017 | NYBG
Copy Available: Yes

n 2005, Sarah Osterhoudt served as an environmental volunteer for the Peace Corps in Imorona, a rural village along the northeastern coast of Madagascar. In her introduction, Osterhoudt states she was visited by the program director who asked, "Wh ...

 
 
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Indigenous Peoples, Customary Law and Human Rights – Why Living Law Matters

By Brendan Tobin

2016 | Routledge
Copy Available: Yes

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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Protecting Traditional Knowledge: The WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore

Edited By Daniel F Robinson, Ahmed Abdel-Latif, Pedro Roffe

2017 | Routledge
Copy Available: Yes

This is the first comprehensive review of the Intergovernmental Committee (IGC) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) established in 2000. It provides an in-depth consideration of the key thematic areas within WIPO di ...

 
 
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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
Copy Available: Yes

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
Copy Available: Yes

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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Biosocial Synchrony on Sumba: Multispecies Relationships and Environmental Variations in Indonesia

By Cynthia Fowler

2016 | Rowman & Littlefield
Copy Available: Yes

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
Copy Available: Yes

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
Copy Available: No

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
Copy Available: No

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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