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書名 Continuity and change in cultural adaptation to mountain environments : from prehistory to contemporary threats / Ludomir R. Lozny, editor
出版項 New York ; London : Springer, [2013]
國際標準書號 9781461457015 (hbk.)
1461457017 (hbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  GF57 C762 2013    在架上    30530001187673
說明 x, 410 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
系列 Studies in human ecology and adaptation
Studies in human ecology and adaptation
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction / Daniel G. Bates and Ludomir R. Lozny -- Presenting the evidence of diversity in mountain paleo-landscapes, the case of the French Alps / Fernand David -- A history of long-term human-environment interactions in the French Pyrenees inferred from the pollen data / Didier Galop, Damien Rius, Carole Cugny, and Florence Mazier -- The pastures of the Bénou Plateau (Bilhères-en-Ossau), France. One for of exploitation of salt resources in a mountain environment / Jean-François Chopin, Jean-Claude Roux, and David Billon -- Archaeological prospectation of the Pyrenean valleys in the Upper Lavedan, Hautes-Pyrénées / Frédéric Guédon -- Mountain summer shelters in the Haut Adour region of the central French Pyrenees: examples from the Campan and Lesponne Valleys (Hautes-Pyrénées) / Stéphane Lévêque -- Landscape archaeology of the commons of the Bouleste/Labas Valley, Hautes-Pyrénées / Ludomir R. Lozny -- The use of GIS and Weights-of-Evidence in the reconstruction of a Native American sacred landscape in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado / David M. Diggs and Robert H. Brunswig -- Adaptation of Andean herders to political and climatic changes / Julio C. Postigo -- Mapuche resilience and adaptation to arid uplands in NW Patagonia, Argentina / Ana H. Ladio -- Medicinal plant use as an adaptive strategy in the Bolivian Andes: evidence from the Quechua community of Apillapampa / Evert Thomas -- Keeping all the parts: adaptation amidst dramatic change in the Pamir Mountains / Karim-Aly Kassam -- From yaks to tourists: sherpa livelihood adaptations in Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) National Park and buffer zone, Nepal / Jeremy Spoon -- The sources of ethnic pride and social stability among the Nousu (Yi) of southwest China / Martin Schoenhals -- Globalization, environmental change, and coping strategies among the Ifugao of the Philippine Cordillera Mountains / Lynn Kwiatkowski -- Culturally mediated provision of ecosystem services: The AGDAL of Yagour / Pablo Domínguez -- Afterword / Ludomir R. Lozny
Continuity and Change in Cultural Mountain Adaptations: From Prehistory to Contemporary Threats presents an international and interdisciplinary account of human cultural adaptation to mountainous environments over time. Mountain ecosystems are critical to the wellbeing of sizable populations in Eurasia, the Americas, and Africa. The book presents the evidence on continuity of human cultural adaptation to mountain ecosystems and also on contemporary threats and vulnerabilities caused by intensification in mining, agriculture, and tourism. The essays collected here discuss human responses to key physical and cultural stressors impacting human wellbeing in mountain ecosystems, such as aridity, quality of soils, steep slopes, industrialization and infrastructural change, low productivity, adverse effects of centralized political decision-making, deforestation and erosion, tourism, and the possible effects of climate change. The contributors who are cultural anthropologists, geographers, archaeologists, ecologists, and cultural resource managers and planners all point out that mountain populations cope with the stressors by adopting specific cultural strategies, such as seasonal migrations, integration of pastoral and agricultural production, animal crossbreeding, use of crop varieties, a mixture of communal and household control of land, trade, crop diversity, diversification of activities, and technological innovations and innovative scheduling of productive activities. Continuity and Change in Cultural Mountain Adaptations: From Prehistory to Contemporary Threats will be of interest to archaeologists, cultural resource managers, anthropologists, ecologists, climatologists, and geologists because mountainous ecosystems change fast, and cultures disappear and they need to be recorded. Most importantly, cultural responses of mountain populations provide clues for us all in this time of environmental change
主題 Human ecology
Mountain ecology
Mountain people -- Social conditions
Mountain life
Nature and civilization
Alt Author Lozny, Ludomir R
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