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On Land and Sea: Native American Uses of Biological Resources in the West Indies

By: Lee A Newsom and Elizabeth S Wing

323 pages, 27 illus, tabs

University of Alabama Press

Paperback | Jul 2003 | #138494 | ISBN: 081731315X
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Hardback | Jul 2003 | #138492 | ISBN: 0817313141
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Examines the condition of biosystems on Caribbean islands at the time of colonization, human interactions with those systems through time, and the current state of biological resources in the West Indies. The work presents a wide range of information, including types of fuel and construction timber used by inhabitants, cooking techniques for various shellfish, availability and use of medicinal and ritual plants, the effects on native plants and animals of cultivation and domestication, and diet and nutrition of native populations.


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