ISBN-10:
0521655358
ISBN-13:
2900521655353
Pub. Date:
10/28/1999
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Games against Nature: An Eco-Cultural History of the Nunu of Equatorial Africa / Edition 1

Games against Nature: An Eco-Cultural History of the Nunu of Equatorial Africa / Edition 1

by Robert HarmsRobert Harms
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Overview

In this book, Robert Harms makes an important advance toward recovering the history of the people of the rain forest by telling the story of the Nunu, who live in and around swampy floodplains of the middle Zaire River. Using concepts drawn from game theory, Professor Harms explores the changing relationship between nature and culture among the Nunu. Picturing Nunu society as animated by a never-ending competition among lineages and households, he traces how the competition pushed people into new environments, and how adaption to the new environment, in turn, led to new forms of competition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900521655353
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/28/1999
Series: Studies in Environment and History
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The antecedents; 3. The tactics; 4; The strategies; 5. The Drylands; 6. The river; 7. The core; 8. The region; 9. The traders; 10. The troubles; 11. The opportunities; 12. The battle; 13. Conclusion: nature and culture.

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