An Imperfect Balance
Landscape Transformations in the Precolumbian AmericaseBook - 2000
We often envision the New World before the arrival of the Europeans as a land of pristine natural beauty and undisturbed environments. However, David Lentz offers an alternative view by detailing the impact of native cultures on these ecosystems prior to their contact with Europeans. Drawing on a wide range of experts from the fields of paleoclimatology, historical ecology, paleontology, botany, geology, conservation science, and resource management, this book unlocks the secret of how the Western Hemisphere's indigenous inhabitants influenced and transformed their natural environment.<BR.
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2000
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xx, 547 pages) : illustrations, maps