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The Forgotten Valleys / Los Valles Olvidados: Past and Present in the Utilization of Resources in the Ceja de Selva, Peru / Pasado y Presente en la Utilizacion de Recursos en la Ceja de Selva, Peru

Edited By: I Schjellerup, M Kemp Sorensen, C Espinoza, V Quipuscoa and V Pena

444 pages, B/w photos, tabs

The National Museum of Denmark

Paperback | Dec 2003 | #143754 | ISBN: 8789384997
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About this book

Language: Bilingual in English and Spanish

Peru specialist Dr. Inge Schjellerup stumbled upon the isolated Huambo Valley on the eastern slope of the Andes during field research in 1997. She was surprised to see widespread deforestation and human settlement in a zone that was supposed to be uninhabited according to the official map of Peru. This book explores the effects of land use on the environment of the Valley over the past 500 years following a Schjellerup-led interdisciplinary study of the area. Schjellup's team discovered extreme biological diversity in the area, but the forests are under such accelerated destruction that some unknown species are possibly in danger of disappearing even before they have been discovered.


Contents

Introduction; Introduction to the Study Area; The Pre-History; The Historical Approach; Contemporary Life; Vegetation and Use of Natural Resources; Land Use Change; Conclusion; Reference; Appendix.

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