Palms and People in the Amazon

Palms and People in the Amazon

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.

Author: Nigel Smith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319055091

Category: Science

Page: 500

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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.
Categories: Science

The Palms of the Amazon

The Palms of the Amazon

The palms are among the most abundant, diverse, and important families of plants found in the Amazon. Based on extensive field work, this book provides a systematic treatment of all palms that occur naturally in the Amazon region.

Author: Andrew Henderson

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: MINN:31951D00909246N

Category: Palms

Page: 362

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The palms are among the most abundant, diverse, and important families of plants found in the Amazon. Based on extensive field work, this book provides a systematic treatment of all palms that occur naturally in the Amazon region. Each species is exhaustively described with reviews of their distribution, habitat, and ecology. Introductory chapters describe the physical setting of the Amazon region as well as on the biogeography and ecology of the palm family. This first modern treatment of the 135 species of Amazon palms provides a definitive account of their ecology, uses, and biogeography. It will be welcomed by students, teachers, and researchers of botany, ecology, agronomy, and conservation biology.
Categories: Palms

Tapirs

Tapirs

Threats to palm forest in Amazonia and other regions Rural people throughout
South America also harvest large ... Mauritia flexuosa palms occur in virtually
monotypic stands in the Peruvian Amazon and account for approximately 2.35 %
of ...

Author: James Oglethorpe

Publisher: IUCN

ISBN: 2831704227

Category: Nature

Page: 164

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Descended from a long and ancient lineage, tapirs are important tropical forest seed dispersers. However, all species are threatened to various degrees by habitat destruction and hunting. Written for wildlife biologists, ecologists, administrators, educators and local conservation officials in countries with tapir populations, its objective is to aid in their conservation by catalyzing conservation action. Providing a brief natural history of each species, it is additionally hoped that the contents of the Plan will stimulate further research into this fascinating group of animals.
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Cultural Forests of the Amazon

Cultural Forests of the Amazon

A Historical Ecology of People and Their Landscapes William Balée. eral plots
ofterrafirrne dense forest in the ... Palm Forests Palms (Arecaceae) are among
the most frequently noted disturbance indicators on Amazonian archaeological
sites.

Author: William L. Balée

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817317867

Category: Science

Page: 268

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Winner of the Society for Economic Botany's Mary W. Klinger Book Award. Cultural Forests of the Amazon is a comprehensive and diverse account of how indigenous people transformed landscapes and managed resources in the most extensive region of tropical forests in the world. Until recently, most scholars and scientists, as well as the general public, thought indigenous people had a minimal impact on Amazon forests, once considered to be total wildernesses. William Balé e’ s research, conducted over a span of three decades, shows a more complicated truth. In Cultural Forests of the Amazon, he argues that indigenous people, past and present, have time and time again profoundly transformed nature into culture. Moreover, they have done so using their traditional knowledge and technology developed over thousands of years. Balé e demonstrates the inestimable value of indigenous knowledge in providing guideposts for a potentially less destructive future for environments and biota in the Amazon. He shows that we can no longer think about species and landscape diversity in any tropical forest without taking into account the intricacies of human history and the impact of all forms of knowledge and technology. Balé e describes the development of his historical ecology approach in Amazonia, along with important material on little-known forest dwellers and their habitats, current thinking in Amazonian historical ecology, and a narrative of his own dialogue with the Amazon and its people.
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The Oil Palm

The Oil Palm

(2014). there are now over 1.5Mha in Latin America, and the attendance of 1700
people at an oil palm conference in ... potential area that could be used for oil
palms (Table 1.8), as the whole of the Amazon basin has an equatorial climate
and ...

Author: R. H. V. Corley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118953303

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 680

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The oil palm is the world's most valuable oil crop. Its production has increased over the decades, reaching 56 million tons in 2013, and it gives the highest yields per hectare of all oil crops. Remarkably, oil palm has remained profitable through periods of low prices. Demand for palm oil is also expanding, with the edible demand now complemented by added demand from biodiesel producers. The Oil Palm is the definitive reference work on this important crop. This fifth edition features new topics - including the conversion of palm oil to biodiesel, and discussions about the impacts of palm oil production on the environment and effects of climate change – alongside comprehensively revised chapters, with updated references throughout. The Oil Palm, Fifth Edition will be useful to researchers, plantation and mill managers who wish to understand the science underlying recommended practices. It is an indispensable reference for agriculture students and all those working in the oil palm industry worldwide.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Amazon Explorers

Amazon Explorers

Today, there are still areas with large populations of trees planted by pre-
Columbian people, especially in the southwest. These include rubber trees,
brazil nuts, cocoa trees, and maripa palms. “People arrived in the Amazon at
least 10,000 ...

Author: Andrea Pelleschi

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781532176166

Category: Adventure and adventurers

Page:

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This book examines how researchers are learning about the rain forest's plants and animals, what discoveries are being made in the Amazon, and how people are working to combat the effects of deforestation and climate change. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Categories: Adventure and adventurers

The Amazonian Caboclo and the A a Palm

The Amazonian Caboclo and the A  a   Palm

It is at the local level that one learns to appreciate the ubiquitous presence of
palms in Amazonian life . People tend , search , exchange , and fight for the right
to use their resource — from fine fibers to sturdy trunks , and from sentimental
and ...

Author: Eduardo S. Brondízio

Publisher: New York Botanical Garden PressDept

ISBN: UCSC:32106013214702

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 403

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Categories: Business & Economics

Ethnobotany in the Neotropics

Ethnobotany in the Neotropics

focused much of his efforts on palms . He lived with Indian tribes and developed
a profound understanding of the interdependence of palms and people in the
Amazon Valley . This relationship was expressed in a small book , Palm Trees of
 ...

Author: Ghillean T. Prance

Publisher: New York Botanical Garden PressDept

ISBN: UOM:49015000107319

Category: Ethnobotany

Page: 156

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Categories: Ethnobotany

The Palm Tree

The Palm Tree

On those burning sandy wastes , those Fan Palms , with their pale and drooping
leaves , are like " footprints , " that many ... In the flooded lands , the “ gapo ” or
mouth of the Amazon , we read of " a virgin forest of lofty trees , whose stems are
 ...

Author: Sophy Moody

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590693184

Category: Palms

Page: 448

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Categories: Palms

Cultural Ecology of Amazonian Palms

Cultural Ecology of Amazonian Palms

Assuming a two percent population growth rate changes these figures only
slightly so that the palms last until 2001 and the forest until 2003 . Since at a 3 .
25 percent annual rate of increase the population exceeds 1000 by the year
2000 , it ...

Author: John H. Bodley

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105038813924

Category: Ethnobotany

Page: 85

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Categories: Ethnobotany

The Andes and the Amazon Or Across the Continent of South America

The Andes and the Amazon  Or  Across the Continent of South America

Here, also, are manufactured, by wild tribes in the interior, the celebrated grass
hammock woven from the fibre of the tucum palm. The population of the Upper
Amazons has not increased with the introduction of steamers. The climate is
healthy ...

Author: James Orton

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101072339797

Category: Amazon River

Page: 645

View: 938

Categories: Amazon River

The Palm Tree With Illustrations Etc

The Palm Tree     With Illustrations  Etc

... bite and devour one another , On those burning sandy wastes , those Fan
Palms , with their pale and drooping leaves ... In the flooded lands , the " gapo ”
or mouth of the Amazon , we read of " a virgin forest of lofty trees , whose stems
are ...

Author: Sophy MOODY

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0022183456

Category:

Page:

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A Voyage Up the River Amazon Including a Residence at Par

A Voyage Up the River Amazon  Including a Residence at Par

The producing tree is one of the most beautiful of the palms , the coronal leaves
being six feet in length by two broad , and ... From various palm - fruits are
prepared substances in great request among different classes of people ; but
most ...

Author: William Henry Edwards

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105039279455

Category: Amazon River

Page: 210

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Categories: Amazon River

People of the Amazon

People of the Amazon

A single stump remained attached to each palm , the briefest remnant of a thumb
. For a second , Mother Henriette rested her jutting chin on the woman ' s head : “
This is my beloved Antonia . She has been here longest . She looks after all the ...

Author: Lilo Linke

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173018282960

Category: Amazon River Valley

Page: 189

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Categories: Amazon River Valley

The Amazon River Forest

The Amazon River Forest

Palms are conspicuous in landscapes along the Amazon and many of themsuch
as the jauari , the marajá , the pupunharana , and the urucuri - anchor fish ...
Jauari Palm People collect the fruit of jauari palm for fish bait as well as to feed
pigs .

Author: Nigel J. H. Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: MINN:31951D015758417

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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The floodplain forests of the Amazon, the world's largest river, are among the most threatened habitats in South America. Yet little is known about how these unique, seasonally flooded forests were used in the past, or their current importance to farmers, livestock owners, and fisherfolk. Thisbook explores the natural history knowledge of the floodplain inhabitants and how we might better use their knowledge to promote sound conservation and development policies.
Categories: Medical

Popular History of the Palms and Their Allies

Popular History of the Palms and Their Allies

I am enabled so exactly to mark out its range from having resided more than two
years among . people whose principal occupation consisted in obtaining the
fibres of this tree . ” — Wallace's ' Palm Trees , ' p . 19 . vigating the Amazon : it is
 ...

Author: Berthold Seemann

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0022139996

Category: Palms

Page: 359

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Categories: Palms

Palms

Palms

Journal of Human Evolution 18 ( 7 ) : 697 - 716 . Ayres , J . M . 1993 . As Matas de
l ' árzea do Mamiraua : Médio Rio Solimões . Sociedade Civil Mamirauá , Brasília
. Ayres , J . M . C . 1986 . Uakaris and Amazonian flooded forest . Cambridge ...

Author: Michael Goulding

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:80873632

Category: Forest ecology

Page: 356

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Categories: Forest ecology

A Narrative of Travels on the Amazon and Rio Negro

A Narrative of Travels on the Amazon and Rio Negro

With an Account of the Native Tribes, and Observations of the Climate,
Geography, and Natural History of the Amazon Valley ... It hardens in a few hours
, and is blackened with a smoke produced by burning the nuts of the Urucurí
palm , and is ...

Author: Alfred Russel Wallace

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106000700218

Category: Amazon River Valley

Page: 14

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Categories: Amazon River Valley

Fifteen Thousand Miles on the Amazon and Its Tributaries

Fifteen Thousand Miles on the Amazon and Its Tributaries

The grove of piassaba palms was only a few yards back in the forest , and
presented a most singular appearance , the ... Barcellos we found had received
an accession of population , people having returned from somewhere or the
other to ...

Author: Charles Barrington Brown

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105010438757

Category: Amazon River

Page: 520

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Categories: Amazon River

Human Impacts on Amazonia

Human Impacts on Amazonia

Man and Fisheries on an Amazon Frontier. Dordrecht: W. Junk. Goulding, M. ...
Indigenous people and the marketing of the rainforest. The Ecologist 20(6):223–
227. ... Palms as key swamp forest resources in Amazonia. Forest Ecology and ...

Author: Darrell A. Posey

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231517355

Category: Nature

Page: 392

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From the pre-Columbian era to the present, native Amazonians have shaped the land around them, emphasizing utilization, conservation, and sustainability. These priorities stand in stark contrast to colonial and contemporary exploitation of Amazonia by outside interests. With essays from environmental scientists, botanists, and anthropologists, this volume explores the various effects of human development on Amazonia. The contributors argue that by protecting and drawing on local knowledge and values, further environmental ruin can be avoided.
Categories: Nature