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The Resource An imperfect balance : landscape transformations in the Precolumbian Americas, David L. Lentz, editor

An imperfect balance : landscape transformations in the Precolumbian Americas, David L. Lentz, editor

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An imperfect balance : landscape transformations in the Precolumbian Americas
Title
An imperfect balance
Title remainder
landscape transformations in the Precolumbian Americas
Statement of responsibility
David L. Lentz, editor
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We often envision the New World before the arrival of the Europeans as a land of pristine natural beauty and undisturbed environments. However, David Lentz offers an alternative view by detailing the impact of native cultures on these ecosystems prior to their contact with Europeans. Drawing on a wide range of experts from the fields of paleoclimatology, historical ecology, paleontology, botany, geology, conservation science, and resource management, this book unlocks the secret of how the Western Hemisphere's indigenous inhabitants influenced and transformed their natural environment.<BR
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Dewey number
304.2/097
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Lentz, David Lewis
Series statement
Historical ecology series
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  • Human ecology
  • Landscape changes
  • Indians
  • Indians
  • America
  • Amérique
Label
An imperfect balance : landscape transformations in the Precolumbian Americas, David L. Lentz, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: definitions and conceptual underpinnings / David L. Lentz -- Climate change in the Northern American tropics and subtropics since the last ice age: implications for environment and culture / David A. Hodell, Mark Brenner, and Jason H. Curtis -- Vegetation in the floristic regions of North and Central America / Andrew M. Greller -- Anthropocentric food webs in the Precolumbian Americas / David L. Lentz -- Prehispanic agricultural systems in the basin of Mexico / Emily McClung de Tapia -- Prehispanic water management and agricultural intensification in Mexico and Venezuela: implications for contemporary ecological planning / Charles S. Spencer -- Stability and instability in prehispanic Maya landscapes / Nicholas Dunning and Timothy Beach -- Precolumbian silviculture and indigenous management of neotropical forests / Charles M. Peters -- Native farming systems and ecosystems in the Mississippi River valley / Gayle J. Fritz -- Hohokam impacts on Sonoran Desert environment / Suzanne K. Fish -- Vegetation of the tropical Andes: an overview / James L. Luteyn and Steven P. Churchill -- The Lake Titicaca Basin: a Precolumbian built landscape / Clark L. Erickson -- Andean land use at the cusp of history / Terence N. D'Altroy -- Lowland vegetation of tropical South America: an overview / Douglas C. Daly and John D. Mitchell -- The lower Amazon: a dynamic human habitat / Anna C. Roosevelt
Control code
ocm51615736
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 547 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231505512
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51615736
Label
An imperfect balance : landscape transformations in the Precolumbian Americas, David L. Lentz, editor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: definitions and conceptual underpinnings / David L. Lentz -- Climate change in the Northern American tropics and subtropics since the last ice age: implications for environment and culture / David A. Hodell, Mark Brenner, and Jason H. Curtis -- Vegetation in the floristic regions of North and Central America / Andrew M. Greller -- Anthropocentric food webs in the Precolumbian Americas / David L. Lentz -- Prehispanic agricultural systems in the basin of Mexico / Emily McClung de Tapia -- Prehispanic water management and agricultural intensification in Mexico and Venezuela: implications for contemporary ecological planning / Charles S. Spencer -- Stability and instability in prehispanic Maya landscapes / Nicholas Dunning and Timothy Beach -- Precolumbian silviculture and indigenous management of neotropical forests / Charles M. Peters -- Native farming systems and ecosystems in the Mississippi River valley / Gayle J. Fritz -- Hohokam impacts on Sonoran Desert environment / Suzanne K. Fish -- Vegetation of the tropical Andes: an overview / James L. Luteyn and Steven P. Churchill -- The Lake Titicaca Basin: a Precolumbian built landscape / Clark L. Erickson -- Andean land use at the cusp of history / Terence N. D'Altroy -- Lowland vegetation of tropical South America: an overview / Douglas C. Daly and John D. Mitchell -- The lower Amazon: a dynamic human habitat / Anna C. Roosevelt
Control code
ocm51615736
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 547 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231505512
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51615736

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