Historical Ethnobiology

Historical Ethnobiology
Author: Maria Franco Trindade Medeiros
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2020-01-15
ISBN 10: 9780128162453
ISBN 13: 0128162457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Ethnobiology Book Review:

Historical Ethnobiology presents a unique approach to analyzing human-nature interactions, using theoretical and methodological aspects to examine historical scientific knowledge. This book disseminates the notion that past local narratives of biodiversity influence the determination of both historical and modern scientific decisions. Beginning with a brief history of ethnobiology's development, this book delves into conceptual models, historical knowledge areas, and the theoretical matrix of ethnobiology. This book also focuses on the importance of memory including topics of memory production by human in different epochs and how individual memory records contribute to social history and the understanding of the past effects of human interaction with nature. Looking ahead, it discusses the importance of records such as these for determining future mankind's relationships with nature to preserve biodiversity and ensure conservation. Historical Ethnobiology is the first book to focus on past human-nature interactions and their interpretations in today's scientific culture. This book is an excellent resource for students and researchers in biology, ethnobiology, and anthropology. Presents an inclusive interpretation and use of historical botanical, zoological and geographical registers kept in institutions to reconnect the past with modern issues Illuminates documental analysis of past interactions between humans and nature Provides a comprehensive and accessible reference point to provide insights into a rapidly growing field

Historical Ethnobiology

Historical Ethnobiology
Author: Maria Franco Trindade Medeiros
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2020-11-20
ISBN 10: 0128167297
ISBN 13: 9780128167298
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Ethnobiology Book Review:

Historical Ethnobiology presents a unique approach to analyzing human-nature interactions, using theoretical and methodological aspects to examine historical scientific knowledge. This book disseminates the notion that past local narratives of biodiversity influence the determination of both historical and modern scientific decisions. Beginning with a brief history of ethnobiology’s development, this book delves into conceptual models, historical knowledge areas, and the theoretical matrix of ethnobiology. This book also focuses on the importance of memory including topics of memory production by human in different epochs and how individual memory records contribute to social history and the understanding of the past effects of human interaction with nature. Looking ahead, it discusses the importance of records such as these for determining future mankind’s relationships with nature to preserve biodiversity and ensure conservation. Historical Ethnobiology is the first book to focus on past human-nature interactions and their interpretations in today’s scientific culture. This book is an excellent resource for students and researchers in biology, ethnobiology, and anthropology. Presents an inclusive interpretation and use of historical botanical, zoological and geographical registers kept in institutions to reconnect the past with modern issues Illuminates documental analysis of past interactions between humans and nature Provides a comprehensive and accessible reference point to provide insights into a rapidly growing field

Ethnobiology

Ethnobiology
Author: E. N. Anderson,Deborah Pearsall,Eugene Hunn,Nancy Turner
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2012-02-14
ISBN 10: 111801586X
ISBN 13: 9781118015865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethnobiology Book Review:

The single comprehensive treatment of the field, from the leading members of the Society of Ethnobiology The field of ethnobiology—the study of relationships between particular ethnic groups and their native plants and animals—has grown very rapidly in recent years, spawning numerous subfields. Ethnobiological research has produced a wide range of medicines, natural products, and new crops, as well as striking insights into human cognition, language, and environmental management behavior from prehistory to the present. This is the single authoritative source on ethnobiology, covering all aspects of the field as it is currently defined. Featuring contributions from experienced scholars and sanctioned by the Society of Ethnobiology, this concise, readable volume provides extensive coverage of ethical issues and practices as well as archaeological, ethnological, and linguistic approaches. Emphasizing basic principles and methodology, this unique textbook offers a balanced treatment of all the major subfields within ethnobiology, allowing students to begin guided research in any related area—from archaeoethnozoology to ethnomycology to agroecology. Each chapter includes a basic introduction to each topic, is written by a leading specialist in the specific area addressed, and comes with a full bibliography citing major works in the area. All chapters cover recent research, and many are new in approach; most chapters present unpublished or very recently published new research. Featured are clear, distinctive treatments of areas such as ethnozoology, linguistic ethnobiology, traditional education, ethnoecology, and indigenous perspectives. Methodology and ethical action are also covered up to current practice. Ethnobiology is a specialized textbook for advanced undergraduates and graduate students; it is suitable for advanced-level ethnobotany, ethnobiology, cultural and political ecology, and archaeologically related courses. Research institutes will also find this work valuable, as will any reader with an interest in ethnobiological fields.

Introduction to Ethnobiology

Introduction to Ethnobiology
Author: Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque,Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2016-03-29
ISBN 10: 3319281550
ISBN 13: 9783319281551
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Ethnobiology Book Review:

This textbook provides a basic introduction to ethnobiology with key concepts for beginners. It is also written for those who teach ethnobiology or related fields. The core issues and concepts, as well as approaches and theoretical positions are fully covered.

Sprouting Valley

Sprouting Valley
Author: James R. Welch
Publsiher: Society of Ethnobiology
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-05-10
ISBN 10: 0988733021
ISBN 13: 9780988733022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sprouting Valley Book Review:

In the mid-nineteenth century the indigenous Potter Valley Pomo resided in large sedentary villages in Potter Valley, California, and travelled seasonally throughout an extensive territory in what are now Mendocino and Lake Counties. Beginning in 1890 what would become nearly a half century of ethnographic research among members of this community, homeopathic doctor and amateur anthropologist John W. Hudson witnessed the aftermath of their dislocation and dispersal from the valley following the arrival of non-indigenous settlers. Although never published, his fieldnotes contained an unparalleled dataset on plant use by a single local indigenous community in California. In this richly illustrated monograph the author presents and interprets this historical ethnobotanical information in order to provide new insights into Potter Valley Pomo society and its relationship to the Northern California landscape.

Ethnobiology at the Millennium

Ethnobiology at the Millennium
Author: Richard I. Ford
Publsiher: U OF M MUSEUM ANTHRO ARCHAEOLOGY
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2001-01-01
ISBN 10: 0915703505
ISBN 13: 9780915703500
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ethnobiology and Biocultural Diversity

Ethnobiology and Biocultural Diversity
Author: John R. Stepp,Felice S. Wyndham,Rebecca K. Zarger
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2002-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780820323497
ISBN 13: 0820323497
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethnobiology and Biocultural Diversity Book Review:

The most comprehensive collection of papers in the field to date, this volume presents state-of-the-art research and commentary from more than fifty of the world's leading ethnobiologists. Covering a wide range of ecosystems and world regions, the papers center on global change and the relationships among traditional knowledge, biological diversity, and cultural diversity. Specific themes include the acquisition, persistence, and loss of traditional ecological knowledge; intellectual property rights and benefits sharing; ethnobiological classification; medical ethnobotany; ethnoentomology; ethnobiology and natural resource management; homegardens; and agriculture and traditional knowledge. The volume will be of interest to scholars in anthropology, ecology, and related fields and also to professionals in conservation and indigenous rights organizations.

Evolutionary Ethnobiology

Evolutionary Ethnobiology
Author: Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque,Patrícia Muniz De Medeiros,Alejandro Casas
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2015-09-23
ISBN 10: 331919917X
ISBN 13: 9783319199177
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolutionary Ethnobiology Book Review:

Ethnobiology is a fascinating science. To understand this vocation it needs to be studied under an evolutionary point of view that is very strong and significant, although this aspect is often poorly approached in the literature. This is the first book to compile and discuss information about evolutionary ethnobiology in English.

Explorations in Ethnobiology

Explorations in Ethnobiology
Author: Marsha Quinlan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2012-12-01
ISBN 10: 9780988733008
ISBN 13: 0988733005
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Explorations in Ethnobiology Book Review:

This collection of 12 ethnobiological papers compiled in honor of ethnobiologist Amadeo Rea, plus an essay by Rea himself, reflect the depth and breadth of the field of ethnobiology. Each chapter explores some aspect of the rich and complex relationship of indigenous and other subsistence-based peoples with their biological worlds. The volume's chapters are authored by some of today's leaders in ethnobiology and cover a range of ethnobotanical and ethnozoological topics from the distant past to the immediate present. Using a variety of methods from interviews with knowledge holders to cutting edge quantitative linguistic analyses, the papers cover broadly relevant themes such as conservation and the linkages between biological diversity, cultural diversity, and their resilience. This book is the first volume in the Contributions in Ethnobiology series.

Ethnozoology

Ethnozoology
Author: Romulo Romeu Nobrega Alves,Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2017-10-31
ISBN 10: 0128099143
ISBN 13: 9780128099148
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethnozoology Book Review:

Ethnozoology: Animals In Our Lives represents the first book about this discipline, providing a discussion on key themes on human-animal interactions and their implications, along with recent major advances in research. Humans share the world with a bewildering variety of other animals, and have interacted with them in different ways. This variety of interactions (both past and present) is investigated through ethnozoology, which is a hybrid discipline structured with elements from both the natural and social sciences, as it seeks to understand how humans have perceived and interacted with faunal resources throughout history. In a broader context, ethnozoology, and its companion discipline, ethnobotany, form part of the larger body of the science of ethnobiology. In recent years, the importance of ethnozoological/ethnobiological studies has increasingly been recognized, unsurprisingly given the strong human influence on biodiversity. From the perspective of ethnozoology, the book addresses all aspects of human connection, animals and health, from its use in traditional medicine, to bioprospecting derivatives of fauna for pharmaceuticals, with expert contributions from leading researchers in the field. Draws on editors’ and contributors’ extensive research, experience and studies covering ethnozoology and ethnobiology Covers all aspects of human-animal interaction through the lens of this emerging discipline, with coverage of both domestic and wild animal topics Presents topics of great interest to a variety of researchers including those in wildlife/conservation (biologists, ecologists, conservationists) and domestic-related disciplines (psychologists, sociologists)

Ethnobiological Classification

Ethnobiological Classification
Author: Brent Berlin
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2014-07-14
ISBN 10: 1400862590
ISBN 13: 9781400862597
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethnobiological Classification Book Review:

A founder of and leading thinker in the field of modern ethnobiology looks at the widespread regularities in the classification and naming of plants and animals among peoples of traditional, nonliterate societies--regularities that persist across local environments, cultures, societies, and languages. Brent Berlin maintains that these patterns can best be explained by the similarity of human beings' largely unconscious appreciation of the natural affinities among groupings of plants and animals: people recognize and name a grouping of organisms quite independently of its actual or potential usefulness or symbolic significance in human society. Berlin's claims challenge those anthropologists who see reality as a "set of culturally constructed, often unique and idiosyncratic images, little constrained by the parameters of an outside world." Part One of this wide-ranging work focuses primarily on the structure of ethnobiological classification inferred from an analysis of descriptions of individual systems. Part Two focuses on the underlying processes involved in the functioning and evolution of ethnobiological systems in general. Originally published in 1992. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Ethnobiology of Mountain Communities in Asia

Ethnobiology of Mountain Communities in Asia
Author: Arshad Mehmood Abbasi,Rainer W. Bussmann
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 439
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 3030554945
ISBN 13: 9783030554941
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethnobiology of Mountain Communities in Asia Book Review:

Natural resources and associated biological diversity provide the basis of livelihood for human population, particularly in the rural areas and mountain regions across the globe. Asia is home to the world's highest mountain regions including the Himalayas, Karakorum and Hindukush. These regions are renowned around the globe because of their unique beauty, climate, and biocultural diversity. Because of geoclimatic conditions, the mountains of Asia are medicinal and food plant diversity hot spots. The indigenous communities residing in the valleys of these mountains have their own culture and traditions, and have a long history of interaction with the surrounding plant diversity. Local inhabitants of these mountains areas possess significant traditional knowledge of plant species used as food, medicine, and for cultural purposes. So far, many workers have reported traditional uses of plant species from different regions of Asia including some mountain areas; however, there is not one inclusive document on the ethnobotany of mountains in Asia. This book provides a comprehensive overview on ethno-ecological knowledge and cross cultural variation in the application of plant species among various communities residing in the mountains of Asia; cross cultural variation in traditional uses of plant species by the mountain communities; high value medicinal and food plant species; and threats and conservation status of plant species and traditional knowledge. This book should be useful to researchers of biodiversity and conservation, ethnobiologists, ethnoecologists, naturalists, phytochemists, pharmacists, policy makers, and all who have a devotion to nature.

Methods in Historical Ecology

Methods in Historical Ecology
Author: Guillaume Odonne,Jean-François Molino
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2020-10-12
ISBN 10: 042959447X
ISBN 13: 9780429594472
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Methods in Historical Ecology Book Review:

This book presents some of the most recent tools, methods and concepts in historical ecology. It introduces students and researchers to state-of-the-art techniques and showcases a wide array of methods dedicated to understanding the history of tropical landscapes. The chapters cover the detection and characterisation of archaeological features, living organisms as witnesses of past human activities, ethnoecological knowledge of ancient anthropogenic landscapes and societal impacts of historical ecology. Whilst mainly based on Amazonian experiences, the contributions aim to strengthen synergies between disciplines and to propose solutions that can be applied elsewhere in the field.

A Zapotec Natural History

A Zapotec Natural History
Author: Eugene S. Hunn
Publsiher: University of Arizona Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2016-08
ISBN 10: 0816534330
ISBN 13: 9780816534333
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Zapotec Natural History Book Review:

A Zapotec Natural History is an extraordinary book that describe the people of a small town in Mexico and their remarkable knowledge of the natural world in which they live. San Juan Gbëë is a Zapotec Indian community located in the state of Oaxaca, a region of great biological diversity. Eugene S. Hunn is a well-known anthropologist and ethnobiologist who has spent many years working in San Juan Gbëë, studying its residents and their knowledge of the local environment. Here Hunn writes sensitively and respectfully about the rich understanding of local flora and fauna that village inhabitants have acquired and transmitted over many centuries. In this village everyone, young children included, can identify and name hundreds of local plants, animals, and fungi, together with the details of their life cycles, habitat preferences, and functions in the economic, aesthetic, and spiritual lives of the town. Part 1 of this two-part work describes the community, the subsistence farming practices of its residents, the nomenclature and classification of the local biological taxonomy, the use of plants for treating illnesses, and the ritual and decorative roles of flowers. Part 2 is available online, and includes detailed inventories of all plant, animal, and fungal categories recognized by San Juan’s people; a series of indexes; a library of more than 1,200 images illustrating the town’s plants, people, landscapes, and daily activities; and sounds of village life.

Passage of Darkness

Passage of Darkness
Author: Wade Davis
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 365
Release: 2000-11-09
ISBN 10: 0807887587
ISBN 13: 9780807887585
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Passage of Darkness Book Review:

In 1982, Harvard-trained ethnobotanist Wade Davis traveled into the Haitian countryside to research reports of zombies--the infamous living dead of Haitian folklore. A report by a team of physicians of a verifiable case of zombification led him to try to obtain the poison associated with the process and examine it for potential medical use. Interdisciplinary in nature, this study reveals a network of power relations reaching all levels of Haitian political life. It sheds light on recent Haitian political history, including the meteoric rise under Duvalier of the Tonton Macoute. By explaining zombification as a rational process within the context of traditional Vodoun society, Davis demystifies one of the most exploited of folk beliefs, one that has been used to denigrate an entire people and their religion.

Encyclopedia of Historical Archaeology

Encyclopedia of Historical Archaeology
Author: Charles E. Orser Jnr
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2002-09-11
ISBN 10: 1134608624
ISBN 13: 9781134608621
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Historical Archaeology Book Review:

The Encyclopedia of Historical Archaeology is a ground-breaking compendium of information about this ever-growing field. Concentrating on the post-1400 period as well as containing generic explanations of historical archaeology where needed, the encyclopedia is compiled by over 120 experts from around the world and contains more than 370 entries covering important concepts and sites.

Traveling Cultures and Plants

Traveling Cultures and Plants
Author: Andrea Pieroni,Ina Vandebroek
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2009-10-15
ISBN 10: 1845456793
ISBN 13: 9781845456795
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Traveling Cultures and Plants Book Review:

The tremendous increase in migrations and diasporas of human groups in the last decades are not only bringing along challenging issues for society, especially related to the economic and political management of multiculturalism and culturally effective health care, but they are also creating dramatic changes in traditional knowledge, believes and practices (KBP) related to (medicinal) plant use. The contributors to this volume – all internationally recognized scholars in the field of ethnobiology, transcultural pharmacy, and medical anthropology – analyze these dynamics of traditional knowledge in especially 12 selected case studies. Ina Vandebroek, features in Nova's "Secret Life of Scientists", answering the question: just what is ethnobotany?

The Historical Ecology Handbook

The Historical Ecology Handbook
Author: Dave Egan,Evelyn A. Howell
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 457
Release: 2005-08-12
ISBN 10: 1597260339
ISBN 13: 9781597260336
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Historical Ecology Handbook Book Review:

Makes essential connections between past and future ecosystems, bringing together leading experts to offer a much-needed introduction to the field of historical ecology and its practical application by on-the-ground restorationists. A unique and groundbreaking guide to determining historic reference conditions of a landscape.

Mobility and Migration in Indigenous Amazonia

Mobility and Migration in Indigenous Amazonia
Author: Miguel N. Alexiades
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-04-30
ISBN 10: 1845459075
ISBN 13: 9781845459079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mobility and Migration in Indigenous Amazonia Book Review:

Contrary to ingrained academic and public assumptions, wherein indigenous lowland South American societies are viewed as the product of historical emplacement and spatial stasis, there is widespread evidence to suggest that migration and displacement have been the norm, and not the exception. This original and thought-provoking collection of case studies examines some of the ways in which migration, and the concomitant processes of ecological and social change, have shaped and continue to shape human-environment relations in Amazonia. Drawing on a wide range of historical time frames (from pre-conquest times to the present) and ethnographic contexts, different chapters examine the complex and important links between migration and the classification, management, and domestication of plants and landscapes, as well as the incorporation and transformation of environmental knowledge, practices, ideologies and identities.

The Bulungan Ethnobiology Handbook

The Bulungan Ethnobiology Handbook
Author: Rajindra K. Puri
Publsiher: CIFOR
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2001-01-01
ISBN 10: 9798764455
ISBN 13: 9789798764455
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bulungan Ethnobiology Handbook Book Review: