Palms and People in the Amazon

  • Nigel┬áSmith

Part of the Geobotany Studies book series (GEOBOT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Agrobiodiversity Cultural Ecology Ethnobotany Ethnoscience Natural Resource Management

Authors and affiliations

  • Nigel┬áSmith
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  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-05509-1
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-05508-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-05509-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-2562
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-2570
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