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

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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.

The Palms of the Amazon

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.

The Palms of the Amazon

Author: Andrew Henderson

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN:

Page: 362

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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.

Tapirs

Threats to palm forest in Amazonia and other regions Rural people throughout
South America also harvest large ... Mauritia flexuosa palms occur in virtually
monotypic stands in the Peruvian Amazon and account for approximately 2.35 %
of ...

Tapirs

Author: James Oglethorpe

Publisher: IUCN

ISBN: 9782831704227

Page: 164

View: 350

Descended from a long and ancient lineage, tapirs are important tropical forest seed dispersers. However, all species are threatened to various degrees by habitat destruction and hunting. Written for wildlife biologists, ecologists, administrators, educators and local conservation officials in countries with tapir populations, its objective is to aid in their conservation by catalyzing conservation action. Providing a brief natural history of each species, it is additionally hoped that the contents of the Plan will stimulate further research into this fascinating group of animals.

Amazon Explorers

Today, there are still areas with large populations of trees planted by pre-
Columbian people, especially in the southwest. These include rubber trees,
brazil nuts, cocoa trees, and maripa palms. “People arrived in the Amazon at
least 10,000 ...

Amazon Explorers

Author: Andrea Pelleschi

Publisher:

ISBN: 1532176163

Page:

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This book examines how researchers are learning about the rain forest's plants and animals, what discoveries are being made in the Amazon, and how people are working to combat the effects of deforestation and climate change. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

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
sites.

Cultural Forests of the Amazon

Author: William L. Balée

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817317864

Page: 268

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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.

The Amazon

Hunting The work of men , hunting is carried out primarily with a bow and arrow
or , among some tribes , a blowpipe . The bows are made from the strong ,
flexible wood of palms , with bowstrings fashioned from braided palm fibres .
Arrows are ...

The Amazon

Author: Roger Harris

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841621739

Page: 406

View: 844

This new edition has been completely revised with updated information on hotels, lodges and tour operators. It contains a detailed and illustrated natural history section on native species and habitats. The Amazon is an ideal location for eco-travellers, naturalists, sports enthusiasts and explorers. Travellers are given sound advice on responsible travel and planning their own expedition.

Cultural Ecology of Amazonian Palms

Assuming a two percent population growth rate changes these figures only
slightly so that the palms last until 2001 and the forest until 2003 . Since at a 3 .
25 percent annual rate of increase the population exceeds 1000 by the year
2000 , it ...

Cultural Ecology of Amazonian Palms

Author: John H. Bodley

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 85

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The Amazon River Forest

Palms are conspicuous in landscapes along the Amazon and many of themsuch
as the jauari , the marajá , the pupunharana , and the urucuri - anchor fish ...
Jauari Palm People collect the fruit of jauari palm for fish bait as well as to feed
pigs .

The Amazon River Forest

Author: Nigel J. H. Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN:

Page: 208

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The floodplain forests of the Amazon, the world's largest river, are among the most threatened habitats in South America. Yet little is known about how these unique, seasonally flooded forests were used in the past, or their current importance to farmers, livestock owners, and fisherfolk. Thisbook explores the natural history knowledge of the floodplain inhabitants and how we might better use their knowledge to promote sound conservation and development policies.

Palms

Journal of Human Evolution 18 ( 7 ) : 697 - 716 . Ayres , J . M . 1993 . As Matas de
l ' árzea do Mamiraua : Médio Rio Solimões . Sociedade Civil Mamirauá , Brasília
. Ayres , J . M . C . 1986 . Uakaris and Amazonian flooded forest . Cambridge ...

Palms

Author: Michael Goulding

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 356

View: 389

Tropical Forests People and Food

Appendix 12.1 Continued Astrocaryum murumuru Vernacular names : murumuru
( Brazil ) ; mouru - mouru ( French Guiana ) . Description : Medium - sized palm
common in the Amazon estuary and French Guiana . Ecology : Swamp forests .

Tropical Forests  People and Food

Author: Claude Marcel Hladik

Publisher: Parthenon Publishing Group

ISBN:

Page: 852

View: 864

For as long as they have inhabited tropical forests, people have used, managed and transformed natural resources in their quest for food. The future of tropical forests and their human inhabitants will continue to depend on the ways - wise or otherwise - in which food is procured and produced. In this book, scientists from disciplines spanning the natural and social sciences have focused on the biocultural interactions between tropical forest food resources and the communities they sustain. The volume's 74 chapters are organized into six major sections dealing with: evolution and history of tropical forests in relation to food availability; food production and nutritional value of wild and semi-cultivated species; adaptive aspects of food consumption and energy expenditure; feeding strategies in relation to environmental variation; cultural factors in food choices; and management alternatives for the rational use of tropical forests in years to come. Each section begins with a background chapter that provides key references and attempts to integrate the individual chapters in terms of overall themes and salient problems. The book's interdisciplinary approach makes it a valuable source of ideas and data upon which natural and social scientists can draw for discussion and analysis. It will also assist managers, planners, development agencies and concerned individuals in making the right decisions about the future of tropical forests and the people who live in them.

Human Impacts on Amazonia

Indigenous people and the marketing of the rainforest. The Ecologist ...
Amazoniana Limnologia et Oecologia Regionalis Systemae Fluminis Amazonas
12(3–4):509–526. Hall, A. 1989. ... Palms as key swamp forest resources in
Amazonia.

Human Impacts on Amazonia

Author: Darrell A. Posey

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231517351

Page: 392

View: 544

From the pre-Columbian era to the present, native Amazonians have shaped the land around them, emphasizing utilization, conservation, and sustainability. These priorities stand in stark contrast to colonial and contemporary exploitation of Amazonia by outside interests. With essays from environmental scientists, botanists, and anthropologists, this volume explores the various effects of human development on Amazonia. The contributors argue that by protecting and drawing on local knowledge and values, further environmental ruin can be avoided.

Palms in Forest Ecosystems of Amazonia

It was Professor H.C.D. de Wit who taught me this in the late 1950s, and it is a pleasure to forward this message to the next generation in such an appropriate book. Both authors, as I know them, will bear the punishment of the palms.

Palms in Forest Ecosystems of Amazonia

Author: Francis Kahn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642768520

Page: 226

View: 765

Palms are tropical miracles. Heinrich Heine, the German poet, stated "Unter den Palmen wandert man nicht ungestraft", i.e., one does not wander unpunished under the palms. It was Professor H.C.D. de Wit who taught me this in the late 1950s, and it is a pleasure to forward this message to the next generation in such an appropriate book. Both authors, as I know them, will bear the punishment of the palms. They will never be without palm nostalgia if and when living somewhere outside this world's tropical and subtropical palm belt. Palm nostalgia goes further than palms alone. It concerns the landscape, the short but splendid sunsets and last, but not least, the tropical people. Their elegance of living, structured in subtler ways than managers will ever understand, their laughter which may be a more decisive weapon against the troubles besetting the tropics than mere economics, and their unique life force erupting on festive as well as sad occasions under the palms will always remain with those who w3)ldered beneath these trees. I know. I was there.

Biomes and Ecosystems Inquiry Card The Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon rainforest is a valuable biome. It contains millions of species of
plants and animals. The rainforest plants provide a lot of oxygen to the world.
Scientists use the plants and animals to find cures for diseases. People eat many
of the ...

Biomes and Ecosystems Inquiry Card  The Amazon Rainforest

Author:

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1425884229

Page: 4

View: 835

Elaborate on the concept of biomes and ecosystems using this science inquiry card and lesson. Using vibrant, engaging images for science exploration allows all students to make connections and relate science concepts to new situations.

Palm Journal

A TRIP TO THE AMAZON JUNGLE By lan Edwards , Sydney , Australia
Reprinted with Permission from ' Principes ... noes each holding up to twelve
people , are and the same applies to the various tributaries . spelled by
outboards - or at ...

Palm Journal

Author:

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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

View: 682

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"

Plants People

Sustainability will be measured through palm population stability and yield
continuity . I will travel to harvest ... fiu . edu ) Lepidocaryum tenue is a small ,
understory palm that is used for roofing thatch by Amazonian people . Rapid
population ...

Plants   People

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Amazon River Fruits

the Pindaré River in the eastern fringes of Amazon In spite of its extensive range
and high densities call the palm miriti . ... The list of terms a village in 1842 when
only 200 people lived for formations of the palm would exceed several there .

Amazon River Fruits

Author: Nigel J. H. Smith

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 272

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