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Cultivating Knowledge Biotechnology, Sustainability, and the Human Cost of Cotton Capitalism in India

By Andrew Flachs

2019 | University of Arizona Press
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A single seed is more than just the promise of a plant. In rural south India, seeds represent diverging paths toward a sustainable livelihood. Development programs and global agribusiness promote genetically modified seeds and organic certifica ...
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Los chiles que le dan sabor al mundo

Edited By A Aguilar-Meléndez, M. A. Vásquez-Dávila, E. Katz, M. R. Hernández Colorado

2018 | IRD Éditions/Universidad Veracruzana
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El chile es el condimento de la vida en diversas culturas del mundo. México es el centro de origen y diversificación de la especie domesticada Capsicum annuum L., por lo que el chile se convirtió en elemento identitario y patrimonio biocu ...

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Social Perspectives on Ancient Lives from Paleoethnobotanical Data

By Matthew Sayre, Maria Bruno

2017 | Springer
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This volume contributes to the emerging topic of social paleoethnobotany with a series of papers exploring dynamic aspects of past social life, particularly the day-to-day practices and politics of procuring, preparing, ...

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A Dog Pissing at the Edge of a Path: Animal Metaphors in an Eastern Indonesian Society

By Gregory Forth

2019 | McGill- Queen's University Press
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An innovative, in-depth exploration of animal metaphors in a non-Western society and a critique of current theoretical approaches in anthropology.The Nage people of the eastern Indonesian island of Flores refer to someone who begi ...
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The Archaeology of Large-Scale Manipulation of Prey: The Economic and Social Dynamics of Mass Hunting

Edited By Kristen Carlson, Leland C. Bement

2018 | University Press of Colorado
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The Archaeology of Large-Scale Manipulation of Prey explores the social and functional aspects of large-scale hunting adaptations in the archaeological record. Mass-kill hunting strategies are ubiquitous in human prehistory and exhibit cu ...

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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 ...
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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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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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