Palms and People in the Amazon


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Palms and People in the Amazon Author: Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Springer International Publishing AG Pages: 500 Illustrations and other contents: 330 Illustrations, color; 8 Illustrations, black and white; XIII, 500 p. 338 illus., 330 illus. in color. Language: English ISBN: 9783319357188 Categories: , , , , , ,

This book 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.

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"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)