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Palms and People in the Amazon

New
Ethnobotanical survey of palms in the Amazon
Based on over 40 years of field work on the natural history of people in many parts of Amazonia
A thorough literature review for ethnobotanical information

Series: Geobotany Studies

By: Nigel Smith (Author)

500 pages, 330 colour photos and illustrations, 8 b/w illustrations

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Oct 2016 | #231784 | ISBN-13: 9783319357188
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NHBS Price: £117.00 $147/€139 approx
Hardback | Nov 2014 | #215721 | ISBN-13: 9783319055084
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NHBS Price: £117.00 $147/€139 approx

About this book

Palms and People in the Amazon 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.

"This book is a nice and interesting addition to our understanding of the vital role that palms play in Amazonia. Through its human focus, it will introduce laypeople to this fascinating group of plants. A must."
– Rodrigo Bernal, Palms, Vol. 59 (1), 2015


Contents

- Palms and Cultural Landscapes
- Acrocomia aculeate
- Aiphanes aculeate
- Aphandra natalia
- Astrocaryum acaule
- Astrocaryum aculeatum
- Astrocaryum chambira
- Astrocaryum gynacanthum
- Astrocaryum jauari
- Astrocaryum murumuru
- Astrocaryum vulgare
- Attalea butyracea
- Attalea maripa
- Attalea phalerata
- Attalea racemosa
- Attalea sagotii
- Attalea speciosa
- Attalea spectabilis
- Bactris acanthocarpa
- Bactris bidentula
- Bactris bifida
- Bactris brongniartii
- Bactris concinna
- Bactris gasipaes
- Bactris hirta
- Bactris major
- Bactris maraja
- Bactris martiana
- Bactris riparia
- Copernicia alba
- Desmoncus polyacanthos
- Elaeis oleifera
- Euterpe catinga
- Euterpe oleracea
- Euterpe precatoria
- Geonoma deversa
- Geonoma macrostachys
- Geonoma maxima
- Iriartea deltoidea
- Iriartella setigera
- Leopoldinia major
- Leopoldinia piassaba
- Leopoldinia pulchra
- Lepidocaryum tenue
- Manicaria saccifera
- Mauritia carana
- Mauritia flexuosa
- Mauritiella armata
- Oenocarpus bacaba
- Oenocarpus bataua
- Oenocarpus distichus
- Oenocarpus mapora
- Phytelephas macrocarpa
- Raphia taedigera
- Socratea exorrhiza
- Syragus inajai
- Wettinia maynensis

References
Appendix 1
- Appendix 2


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