2010

Human Ecology

Contemporary Research and Practice

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ISBN: 978-1-4419-5700-9 (Print) 978-1-4419-5701-6 (Online)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv

  2. Theory, Method, and Explanation in Human Ecology

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      Pages 11-15

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      Introduction

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      Pages 17-35

      Explaining Indonesian Forest Fires: Both Ends of the Firestick

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      Pages 37-50

      On the Notions of Mother Nature and the Balance of Nature and Their Implications for Conservation

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      Pages 51-65

      Hunter–Gatherers Optimize Their Foraging Patterns Using Lévy Flights

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      Pages 67-77

      What is Biocultural Diversity? A Theoretical Review

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      Pages 79-87

      The Conservation Catch-22: Indigenous Peoples and Cultural Change

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      Pages 89-100

      Does Environmental Talk Equal Environmental Knowledge? An Example from Newfoundland

  3. Dynamics of Local Food Procurement Systems

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      Pages 101-107

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      Pages 109-125

      Tracking the Carbon Footprint of Paleolithic Societies in Mediterranean Ecosystems

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      Pages 127-142

      Burning and Hunting in Australia’s Western Desert

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      Pages 143-154

      The Wild Yam Question: Evidence from Baka Foraging in the Northwest Congo Basin

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      Pages 155-171

      Life Without Pigs: Decisions, Community Action, and Subsistence Changes Among the Irakia Awa, Papua New Guinea

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      Pages 173-186

      Food Security and Pastoralism in the Northern Sahel

  4. Agricultural Intensification and Large-scale Population Dynamics

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      Pages 187-193

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      Pages 195-211

      Labor Productivity and Agricultural Development: Testing Boserup

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      Pages 213-223

      Following Netting: The Cultural Ecology of Viliui Sakha Households in Post-Soviet Siberia

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      Pages 225-236

      Adaptive Responses to Environmental and Sociopolitical Change in Southern Zambia

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      Pages 237-254

      Social and Environmental Impacts of the Rise and Fall of Flue-Cured Tobacco Production in the Copán Valley

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      Pages 255-272

      Does Climate Change Affect War Frequency? The Case of Eastern China

  5. Development, Common Property Management, and Conservation

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      Pages 273-279

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      Pages 281-295

      Local Knowledge and Changing Subsistence Strategies in James Bay, Canada

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      Pages 297-315

      After the Cochabamba Water War of 2000: A Common Pool Resource Institution in the Urban Andes

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      Pages 317-329

      Gender, Social Difference and Coastal Resource Management in Lowland Philippine Fishing Communities

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