Bird Islands of Peru

The Record of a Sojourn on the West Coast

Author: Robert Cushman Murphy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Birds

Page: 362

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Where the Land Meets the Sea

Fourteen Millennia of Human History at Huaca Prieta, Peru

Author: Tom D. Dillehay

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 1477313214

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 2992

Huaca Prieta—one the world's best-known, yet least understood, early maritime mound sites—and other Preceramic sites on the north coast of Peru bear witness to the beginnings of civilization in the Americas. Across more than fourteen millennia of human occupation, the coalescence of maritime, agricultural, and pastoral economies in the north coast settlements set in motion long-term biological and cultural transformations that led to increased social complexity and food production, and later the emergence of preindustrial states and urbanism. These developments make Huaca Prieta a site of global importance in world archaeology. This landmark volume presents the findings of a major archaeological investigation carried out at Huaca Prieta, the nearby mound Paredones, and several Preceramic domestic sites in the lower Chicama Valley between 2006 and 2013 by an interdisciplinary team of more than fifty international specialists. The book's contributors report on and analyze the extensive material records from the sites, including data on the architecture and spatial patterns; floral, faunal, and lithic remains; textiles; basketry; and more. Using this rich data, they build new models of the social, economic, and ontological practices of these early peoples, who appear to have favored cooperation and living in harmony with the environment over the accumulation of power and the development of ruling elites. This discovery adds a crucial new dimension to our understanding of emergent social complexity, cosmology, and religion in the Neolithic period.

Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World

A Global Ecological History

Author: Gregory T. Cushman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107310725

Category: History

Page: N.A

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For centuries, bird guano has played a pivotal role in the agricultural and economic development of Latin America, East Asia and Oceania. As their populations ballooned during the Industrial Revolution, North American and European powers came to depend on this unique resource as well, helping them meet their ever-increasing farming needs. This book explores how the production and commodification of guano has shaped the modern Pacific Basin and the world's relationship to the region. Marrying traditional methods of historical analysis with a broad interdisciplinary approach, Gregory T. Cushman casts this once little-known commodity as an engine of Western industrialization, offering new insight into uniquely modern developments such as environmental consciousness and conservation movements; the ascendance of science, technology and expertise; international relations; and world war.

Climate Since AD 1500

Author: Bradley,,Jones,

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134810369

Category: Science

Page: 722

View: 4651

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Ornithology in Laboratory and Field

Author: Olin Sewall Pettingill, Jr.

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0323138926

Category: Science

Page: 403

View: 8597

This new edition of Ornithology in Laboratory and Field continues to offer up-to-date coverage of the important aspects of modern ornithology. Beginning with an overview of ornithology today, Pettingill explores such topics as external and internal anatomy, physiology, ecology, flight, behavior, migration, life histories, and populations.

The Cardinal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Birds

Page: N.A

View: 1673

Experiment Station Record

Author: United States. Office of Experiment Stations,United States. Agricultural Research Service

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agricultural experiment stations

Page: N.A

View: 2300

Bulletin

Author: Salem Public Library

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 7739

Science-gossip

An Illustrated Monthly Record of Nature, Country Lore & Applied Science

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 6864

Hardwicke's Science-gossip

An Illustrated Medium of Interchange and Gossip for Students and Lovers of Nature

Author: Mordecai Cubitt Cooke,John Eller Taylor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Natural history

Page: N.A

View: 4816

The Athenaeum

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 1198

The gospel in Central America

containing a sketch of the country, physical and geographical, historical and political, moral and religious: a history of the Baptist mission in British Honduras, and of the introduction of the Bible into the Spanish American republic of Guatemala

Author: Frederick Crowe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 588

View: 8244