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Spell of the Urubamba

Anthropogeographical Essays on an Andean Valley in Space and Time

Authors: Gade, Daniel

  • This book fills a gap in the geographical literature of the Andes
  • Converges nature and culture into a seamless whole
  • Author reflects on changes in the valley that have occurred within a lifetime of research
  • The Urubamba Valley is a microcosm of Andean land and life
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About this book

This work examines the valley of the Urubamba River in terms of vertical zonation, Incan impact on the environment, plant use, the history of exploration and the notion of discovery, the idea of land reform, and cultural contact with the European world. Winding its path northward from the Andean Highlands to the Amazon, the valley has served as the stage of pre-Columbian civilizations and focal point of Spanish conquest in Peru.
"Gade left behind not only a superb body of scholarly work, but a network of colleagues and students who remain indebted to his example. This book should serve as an inspiration for all scholars who wish to pursue the Sauerian, counter enlightenment or post development agendas of understanding and respecting particular places in all their historical and cultural complexity, including ambiguities and contradictions." -- The Geographical Review, American Geographical Society

About the authors

For more than 50 years and on four continents, Daniel W. Gade (b. 1936) has carried out research in cultural-historical geography. Regionally, his investigations have focused especially on the Central Andes on which he published two previous books and 50 peer-reviewed articles. In all of his studies, in South America and elsewhere, the author has integrated space, time, culture and ecology in order to elucidate the multiple dimensions of place. Taken together, his scholarly work manifests a keen intellectual curiosity, phenomenological imagination, polymathic exploration and self-reflexivity. Over the decades support for his fieldwork has come from the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council, the Comité Conjunto España-Estados Unidos, the Social Science Research Council, several research Fulbright awards and the University of Vermont. Professor Emeritus Daniel Gade, taught geography at the University of Vermont for 33 years. At various times during that period he was also a research fellow in Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh and Cornell University and received residential grants from the John Carter Brown Library in Providence and the Camargo Foundation in France.

Reviews

“This monograph on the Urubamba Valley—consisting of 354 pages, with several instructive maps and photographs—clearly contributes to a better understanding of the nature/culture gestalt in the southern Peruvian Andes. … Spell of the Urubamba is highly recommended to all those interested in Central Andean nature and culture.” (Andreas Haller, Mountain Research and Development, Vol. 38 (1), 2018)

“Spell of the Urubamba is highly valuable as a unique type of reference work … . The book is lavishly illustrated. … Historians of geography and human-environmental scholarship, as well as researchers of diverse disciplines and interdisciplinary domains interested in Peru–such as archaeology, anthropology, agrobiodiversity studies, botany, ecology, ethnobotany, geosciences, history, and tourism studies–will find notes on undertakings in the Urubamba Valley of a number of well-known figures … .” (Karl S. Zimmerer, The AAG Review of Books, Vol. 4 (3), July, 2016)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • The Urubamba in Panoptic Perspective

    Gade, Daniel W.

    Pages 1-51

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  • Urubamba Travelers as Generators of Knowledge

    Gade, Daniel W.

    Pages 53-82

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  • Urubamba Verticality: Reflections on Crops and Diseases

    Gade, Daniel W.

    Pages 83-129

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  • The Sacred Valley as a Zone of Productivity, Privilege and Power

    Gade, Daniel W.

    Pages 131-187

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  • Vilca in Andean Culture History: Psychotropic Associations in the Urubamba and Beyond

    Gade, Daniel W.

    Pages 189-216

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eBook 118,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-20849-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 176,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-20848-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 145,78 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-36946-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spell of the Urubamba
Book Subtitle
Anthropogeographical Essays on an Andean Valley in Space and Time
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-20849-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-20849-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-20848-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36946-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 354
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