Read e-book online A Favored Place: San Juan River Wetlands, Central Veracruz, PDF

By Alfred H. Siemens

The wetlands of the San Juan Basin in imperative Veracruz, Mexico, were a well-liked position because the 5th century A.D., while Prehispanic humans equipped an intensive community of canals and raised fields that allowed for nearly year-round agriculture. Alfred Siemens' discovery of the continues to be of this community within the Nineteen Seventies led him to discover fifteen centuries of land-use heritage within the quarter. This ebook features a complete checklist of his findings.

Siemens organizes his heritage of the San Juan Basin round the query: What relationships exist among Prehispanic agriculture and the construction structures of the tropical lowlands in our personal time? This concentration permits him to chart the alterations in human perceptions and makes use of of the panorama, from the Prehispanic wetland agricultural procedure to the tired pastures of contemporary farm animals ranches.

Amplified with air indirect images, maps, and tables, and enriched with info from archaeology and colonial documents, this can be an authoritative old geography of a wetland panorama. Or, within the author's extra modest phrases, "It turns out to me that what i've got here's a biography of a swamp."

Show description

Read Online or Download A Favored Place: San Juan River Wetlands, Central Veracruz, A.D. 500 to the Present PDF

Best human geography books

Hong-Key Yoon's The Culture of Fengshui in Korea: An Exploration of East PDF

The time period Fengshui, which accurately potential 'wind and water,' is the traditional chinese language artwork of choosing an auspicious website to supply the main harmonious courting among human and earth. The time period is mostly translated as 'geomancy,' and has had a deep and wide effect on Korean, chinese language, and different East Asian cultures.

Emmanuel Gonon's Marches et frontières dans les Himalayas: Géopolitique des PDF

L’Himalaya, extraordinaire frontière dressée entre les mondes indien et chinois, est l’objet de tensions depuis qu’il a été franchi en 1959 par l’armée chinoise. L’auteur s’interroge sur los angeles légitimité des revendications territoriales ou frontalières et esquisse une typologie des marches observables dans cette région.

Download e-book for iPad: Rivages d'Europe: Personnalité et avenir d'un continent by Jean-Marie Miossec

Ce livre se veut une géopolitique du continent Europe. Quatre moments permettront de suivre ce projet d'identification de l. a. personnalité et de l'avenir de l'Europe : - on s'essaiera à dessiner los angeles face de l'Europe ; - on considérera que l'Europe s'est moulée sur ses rivages ; - dans un troisième volet, c'est un bilan à jour de l'Europe ; - Enfin, l'Europe sans rivage se veut une examine critique autour de l. a. development européenne.

Download e-book for iPad: From Enron to Evo: Pipeline Politics, Global by Derrick Hindery,Susanna B. Hecht

During the Americas, a growth in oil, gasoline, and mining improvement has driven the extractive frontier deeper into Indigenous territories. Centering on a long term research of Enron and Shell’s Cuiabá pipeline, From Enron to Evo strains the struggles of Bolivia’s Indigenous peoples for self-determination over their lives and territories.

Additional info for A Favored Place: San Juan River Wetlands, Central Veracruz, A.D. 500 to the Present

Sample text

Download PDF sample

A Favored Place: San Juan River Wetlands, Central Veracruz, A.D. 500 to the Present by Alfred H. Siemens

by Richard

Rated 4.84 of 5 – based on 29 votes