Palms and People in the Amazon

mid-eighteenth century, Joa ̃o Daniel, a Jesuit missionary and a keen observer of
natural history and people's customs, was impressed with the splendor of palms
he observed during his 16 year sojourn in the Brazilian Amazon: Among the ...

Palms and People in the Amazon

Author: Nigel Smith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319055097

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This book explores the degree to which landscapes have been enriched with palms by human activities and the importance of palms for the lives of people in the region today and historically. Palms are a prominent feature of many landscapes in Amazonia, and they are important culturally, economically, and for a variety of ecological roles they play. Humans have been reorganizing the biological furniture in the region since the first hunters and gatherers arrived over 20,000 years ago.

Palms and People in the Amazon

This book explores the degree to which landscapes have been enriched with palms by human activities and the importance of palms for the lives of people in the region today and historically.

Palms and People in the Amazon

Author: Nigel Smith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319055097

Page: 500

View: 288

This book explores the degree to which landscapes have been enriched with palms by human activities and the importance of palms for the lives of people in the region today and historically. Palms are a prominent feature of many landscapes in Amazonia, and they are important culturally, economically, and for a variety of ecological roles they play. Humans have been reorganizing the biological furniture in the region since the first hunters and gatherers arrived over 20,000 years ago.

Palms

Geonoma stricta in western Amazon forests . trips is interacting with the
unfailingly friendly local people along the river . Often we are off on a wild goose
chase , looking for some rare palm or other that grows “ not too far away . " Back
to the ...

Palms

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The Palms of the Amazon

Human Occupation There are no virgin forests today , nor were there in 1492 .
Denevan ... A much more detailed essay on the geography of Amazon palms was
written by Barbosa Rodrigues ( 1903 ) in his introduction to Sertum Palmarum ...

The Palms of the Amazon

Author: Andrew Henderson

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

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The palms are among the most abundant, diverse, and important families of plants found in the Amazon. Based on extensive field work, this book provides a systematic treatment of all palms that occur naturally in the Amazon region. Each species is exhaustively described with reviews of their distribution, habitat, and ecology. Introductory chapters describe the physical setting of the Amazon region as well as on the biogeography and ecology of the palm family. This first modern treatment of the 135 species of Amazon palms provides a definitive account of their ecology, uses, and biogeography. It will be welcomed by students, teachers, and researchers of botany, ecology, agronomy, and conservation biology.

People of the Amazon

A single stump remained attached to each palm , the briefest remnant of a thumb
. For a second , Mother Henriette rested her jutting chin on the woman ' s head : “
This is my beloved Antonia . She has been here longest . She looks after all the ...

People of the Amazon

Author: Lilo Linke

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Principes

Ecuador —A Paradise of Palms DICK ENDT 108 Parker Road , Oratia Ak 7 , New
Zealand 1. ... The equator passes through the middle of the country , while the
massive Andes divide the country into the coastal plains on one side and the
extensive Amazon basin on the other . ... The largest proportion of the human
population lives in the intermontane valleys of the Andes , which range in altitude
from ...

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Tropical Forests People and Food

They form dense populations only on cleared land and are all species which
have been used by people for a long time . ... Amazon. food. palms. is. Bactris.
gasipaes. ,. a. multi. -. stemmed. palm. which. reaches about 15 m , whose fruit is
very ...

Tropical Forests  People and Food

Author: J A L Sterling

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Scientists from the natural and social sciences focus on the biocultural interactions between tropical forest food resources and the communities they sustain. Topics include the evolution and history of tropical forests in relation to food availability; food production and nutritional value of wild and semicultivated species; adaptative aspects of food consumption and energy expenditure; cultural factors in food choices; and management alternatives for the rational use of tropical forests in years to come.

Advances in Economic Botany

Indeed , long - term benefits local people can obtain from wildlife are linked
directly to palm fruit harvests . ... IMPROVING HARVEST TECHNIQUES Palms
are harvested by climbing in many parts of the Amazon by both indigenous
groups and ...

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The Palms of Eldorado

The traveller in a boat on the Amazon cannot fail to be impressed by the
distinctive outlines of the many different palm species that grow along the banks .
Perhaps even more remarkable is the wide range of purposes for which local
people ...

The Palms of Eldorado

Author: Francis Kahn

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Cultural Forests of the Amazon

A Historical Ecology of People and Their Landscapes William Balée. eral plots
ofterrafirrne dense forest in the ... Palm Forests Palms (Arecaceae) are among
the most frequently noted disturbance indicators on Amazonian archaeological
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Cultural Forests of the Amazon

Author: William L. Balée

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817317864

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Winner of the Society for Economic Botany's Mary W. Klinger Book Award. Cultural Forests of the Amazon is a comprehensive and diverse account of how indigenous people transformed landscapes and managed resources in the most extensive region of tropical forests in the world. Until recently, most scholars and scientists, as well as the general public, thought indigenous people had a minimal impact on Amazon forests, once considered to be total wildernesses. William Balé e’ s research, conducted over a span of three decades, shows a more complicated truth. In Cultural Forests of the Amazon, he argues that indigenous people, past and present, have time and time again profoundly transformed nature into culture. Moreover, they have done so using their traditional knowledge and technology developed over thousands of years. Balé e demonstrates the inestimable value of indigenous knowledge in providing guideposts for a potentially less destructive future for environments and biota in the Amazon. He shows that we can no longer think about species and landscape diversity in any tropical forest without taking into account the intricacies of human history and the impact of all forms of knowledge and technology. Balé e describes the development of his historical ecology approach in Amazonia, along with important material on little-known forest dwellers and their habitats, current thinking in Amazonian historical ecology, and a narrative of his own dialogue with the Amazon and its people.

Tropical Woods

A bowl of this , with mandioca meal added , is a standard lunch for many people
on the Amazon . The oily pulp of the Bacába palm , Oenocarpus spp . , and of
Jessemia Bataua ( Mart . ) Burret , similarly prepared , but boiled , makes an ...

Tropical Woods

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Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas

Providing scientifically accurate descriptions and a rich supply of illustrations, including color photos taken in the wild of over 256 species, this guide is extraordinary in its coverage of the plant that has become for many people the ...

Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas

Author: Andrew Henderson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691016009

Page: 352

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This user-friendly and authoritative book will serve scientists, growers, and sightseers as a guide to the 67 genera and 550 species of naturally occurring palms found in the Americas. Its purpose is to give an introduction to the diversity of palms and allow almost anyone to identify a palm from this part of the world. Providing scientifically accurate descriptions and a rich supply of illustrations, including color photos taken in the wild of over 256 species, this guide is extraordinary in its coverage of the plant that has become for many people the symbol of the tropical landscape. Palms are not only aesthetically pleasing, but they also make up an economically and ecologically important family of plants. In industry, for example, the coconut, oil palm, and date palm have a wide and varied use. In the lowland rain forest, palms are usually one of the most abundant and diverse families of plants. Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas will appeal to professional scientists or students working in the tropics-including agronomists, anthropologists, ecologists, entomologists, natural historians, and zoologists-as well as to amateur and professional growers of palms, to eco-tourists who visit tropical regions, and to inhabitants of these regions who are interested in the native flora. -- "Choice"

Journal of Tropical Forest Science

In the Peruvian Amazon , field assessments have shown that about 150 tree
species are used by indigenous people for a variety of nutritional ... In the
Amazon jungle of Peru , the palms constitute the main elements of the jungle
landscape .

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The Arboricultural Journal

... 1996 Printed in Great Britain BOOK REVIEWS The Palms of the Amazon ,
Andrew Henderson , ISBN 0-19-508311-3 . 1996 . Oxford University Press ,
Walton Street , Oxford OX2 6DP . £ 75.00 . Palms have different images for many
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Swidden fallow Agroforestry in the Peruvian Amazon

Balée , William . 1985. Ka'apor ritual hunting . Human Ecology 13 : 485-510 .
Balick , M. J. 1976. The palm heart as a new commercial crop from tropical
America . Principes 20 : 24–28 . 1979. Amazonian oil palms of promise : A survey
. Econ .

Swidden fallow Agroforestry in the Peruvian Amazon

Author: Christine Padoch

Publisher: New York Botanical Garden PressDept

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This pioneering study is a team effort aimed at describing & analyzing the traditional agroforestry systems of the Bora Indians in the village of Brillo Nuevo & other Peruvian communities.

Rainforest Shamans

Essays on the Tukano Indians of the Northwest Amazon Gerardo Reichel-
Dolmatoff ... Since old habitation sites of the ancient Tapir People can readily be
recognized by clusters or stands of ëri palms and of umarí trees , both growing in
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Rainforest Shamans

Author: Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff

Publisher: Themis Books

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The renowned anthropologist Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff spent most of his working life among tribes living in the vast rainforests of the Colombian Northwest Amazon. This book brings together eleven of his essays and articles about the Tukano Indians.