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Inhaltsangabe: Early explorers to the Pacific Northwest expected to encounter a land of dense forests. Instead, their writings reveal that they were often surprised to discover spacious meadows, prairies, and open spaces. Far from a pristine wilderness, much of the Northwest landscape was actively managed and shaped by the hands of its Native American inhabitants. Their primary tool was fire. During more than 10,000 years of occupation, Native Americans in the Northwest learned the intricacies of their local envrionments and how to use fire to create desired effects, mostly in the quest for food. The essays collected in this important volume summarize virtually everything that is currently known about the use of fire in the environment. The fourteen contributors bring to the discussion expertise in such areas as anthropology, environmental history, ethnohistory, ethnobotany, forestry, cultural ecology and paleobotany. Drawing on historical journals, Native American informants, and botanical and forestry studies, the contributors describe local patterns of fire use in eight ecoregions, representing all parts of the Native Northwest, from southwest Oregon to British Columbia and from Puget Sound to the Northern Rockies. The essays provide glimpses into a unique understanding of the environment--a traditional ecological knowledge now for the most part lost.
Über den Autor: Editor Robert Boyd is a consulting anthropologist and ethnohistorian. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Buchbeschreibung Oregon State University Press, 1999. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0000827358
Buchbeschreibung Oregon State University Press 1999-03-01, 1999. Paperback. Buchzustand: good. 0. 0870714597. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 726972
Buchbeschreibung Oregon State University Press, Corvallis, OR, U.S.A., 1999. Soft cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0870714597 A little bumping to the edges. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 031673
Buchbeschreibung Oregon State University Press. PAPERBACK. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0870714597 Creasing to corner of page 93/94. No highlighting or markings in book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers CORV-BBC-0K78812
Buchbeschreibung Oregon State University Press, 1999. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GD-167-79-2878802
Buchbeschreibung Oregon State University Press, 1999. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0870714597
Buchbeschreibung Oregon State University Press, 1999. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020870714597
Buchbeschreibung Oregon State University Press, 1999. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Very good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers HH-167-79-2878802
Buchbeschreibung Oregon State University Press, Corvallis, 1999. Trade Paperback. Buchzustand: VG. First Edition (stated). 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. From the collection of Wayne Prescott Suttles, renowned anthropologist, scholar, and linguist regarding many Pacific cultures, and especially the U.S. Pacific Northwest Coast Salish people. The book is inscribed to Dr. Suttles and signed by the editor Boyd on the half title p. Condition notes: (vi) 313numbered pp; TPB. Pages: clean, bright, tight. Cover: rose/black wraps, white titles front/spine; lt edge/shelfwear, spine modestly sunned, front mildly curled. Signed by Editor. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 037706
Buchbeschreibung Oregon State University Press, 1999. Paperback. Buchzustand: Like New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P010870714597