People and Plants in Ancient Eastern North America

Author:   Paul E. Minnis
Publisher:   University of Arizona Press
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9780816529131


Pages:   423
Publication Date:   15 January 2010
Format:   Paperback
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People and Plants in Ancient Eastern North America


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The environmental diversity of North America is astounding--from circumpolar tundra with a small number of plants more than a few centimeters tall to the lush semitropical forests of the southeastern United States and the Caribbean Basin. No less remarkable is the record of plant usage by the various indigenous peoples who have been living here for more than 12,000 years. For the vast majority of this time, their livelihood--food, shelter, fuel, and medicine--depended on their knowledge and use of the plants that surrounded them. The most comprehensive overview in more than half a century on the interconnectedness of people and plants, this book and its companion volume, People and Plants in Ancient Western North America, present the latest information on three major topics: the uses of native plants, the history of crops and their uses, and the impact of humans on their environment. They not only contribute to our understanding of the lives of prehistoric people but also serve as guides for designing sustainable living today.

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Author:   Paul E. Minnis
Publisher:   University of Arizona Press
Imprint:   University of Arizona Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 3.00cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.598kg
ISBN:  

9780816529131


ISBN 10:   0816529132
Pages:   423
Publication Date:   15 January 2010
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained
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Paul E. Minnis is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma.

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