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Case Studies in Human Ecology

Case Studies in Human Ecology - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0306452468

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ISBN13: 978-0306452468
ISBN10: 0306452464
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 96
Publisher: Plenum Publishing Corp.
Published: 1996
International: No

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Case Studies in Human Ecology - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0306452468

Daniel G. Bates and Sarah H. Eds. Lees

ISBN13: 978-0306452468
ISBN10: 0306452464
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 96
Publisher: Plenum Publishing Corp.

Published: 1996
International: No
Summary

This practical text responds to renewed interest in environmental issues by providing accessible case study material for courses in human ecology, cultural ecology, and cultural geography. Carefully selected from the journal Human Ecology, these published case studies represent a broad cross-section of contemporary research in the application of human ecology to a wide variety of problems worldwide. Articles present original data and utilize various methodologies while offering new insights into foraging or hunting and gathering, pastoralism, and agriculture.

Author Bio

Bates, Daniel G. : City University of New York Hunter College

Bates, Dept. of Athropology, Hunter College, City University of New York, USA.


Lee, Sarah H. : City University of New York Hunter College

Lees, Hunter College, City University of New York, USA.

Table of Contents

Foraging:

1. Australian Aboriginal Subsistence in the Western Desert; S. Cane.
2. The Ecological Basisof Hunter-Gatherer Subsistence in African Rain Forests: The Mbuti of Eastern Zaire; T.B. Hart, J.A. Hart.
3. Batak Foraging Camps Today: A Window to the History of a Hunting-Gathering Economy; J.F. Eder.
4. Northern Islands, Human Error, and Environmental Degradation; T.H. McGovern, et al. Pastoralism:
5. Who Survives Drought? Measuring Winners and Losers among the Ariaal Rendille Pastoralists of Kenya; E. Fratkin, E.A. Roth.
6. Coping with Drought: Responses of Herders and Livestock in Contrasting Savanna Environments in Southern Zimbabwe I. Scoones.
7. From Zomo to Yak: Change in a Sherpa Village N.H. Bishop.
8. What Alpine Peasants Have in Common; R.McC. Netting. Subsistence and Intensive Agriculture:
9. Changing Household Composition, Labor Patterns, and Fertility in a Highland New Guinea Population; P.L.Johnson.
10. Variation and Change in Fertility in West Central Nepal; S. Folmar.
11. Land Use, Soil Loss, and Sustainable Agriculture in Rwanda; D.C. Clay, L.A. Lewis.
12. Agricultural Intensification in a Philippine Frontier Community: Impact on Labor Efficiency and Farm Diversity; W.T. Conelly.
13. Seventeenth-Century Organic Agriculture in China; W. Dazhong, D. Pimentel.
14. Kofyar CashCropping: Choice and Change in Indigenous Agricultural Development; R.McC. Netting, et al.
15. Time, Space, and Transnational Flows: Critical Historical Conjunctures and Explaining Change in Northern Nigerian Agriculture; L.D. Lennihan.
16. Ecology and Mormon Settlement in Northeastern Arizona; W.S. Abruzzi. Index.

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