ISBN-10:
1560986557
ISBN-13:
9781560986553
Pub. Date:
07/17/1996
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Amazonia: Man and Culture in a Counterfeit Paradise, Revised Edition / Edition 1

Amazonia: Man and Culture in a Counterfeit Paradise, Revised Edition / Edition 1

by Betty J. Meggers
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ISBN-13: 9781560986553
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date: 07/17/1996
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 5.45(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Betty J. Meggers is a research anthropologist at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Instituion, and an honorary fellow of the Association for Tropical Biology.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface to the Revised Edition Chapter 2 Preface to the Original Edition Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 1. The Ecosystem Chapter 5 2. Aboriginal Adaptation to the Terra Firme Chapter 6 3. Adaptive Aspects of Terra Firme Culture Chapter 7 4. Aboriginal Adaptation to the Várzea Chapter 8 5. Amazonia in the Modern World Chapter 9 6. The Evolutionary Significance of Adaptation Chapter 10 Epilogue: Recent Developments Chapter 11 Selected References Chapter 12 Glossary Chapter 13 Index

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