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Geobotany Studies

Palms and People in the Amazon

Authors: Smith, Nigel

  • Ethnobotanical survey of palms in the Amazon
  • Based on over 40 years of field work on the natural history of people in many parts of Amazonia
  • A thorough literature review for ethnobotanical information
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  • Due: August 31, 2016
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About this book

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.

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“This book is a nice and interesting addition to our understanding of the vital role that palms play in Amazonia. Through its human focus, it will introduce laypeople to this fascinating group of plants. A must.” (Rodrigo Bernal, Palms, Vol. 59 (1), 2015)

Table of contents (57 chapters)

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eBook $129.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-05509-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-05508-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.99
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: August 31, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35718-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Palms and People in the Amazon
Authors
Series Title
Geobotany Studies
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05509-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05509-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-05508-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35718-8
Series ISSN
2198-2562
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 500
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations, 330 illustrations in colour
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