Imperfect balance : landscape transformations in the Precolumbian Americas / David L. Lentz, editor.

New York : Columbia University Press, c2000.
The historical ecology series
xx, 547 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Human ecology -- America -- History.
Landscape changes -- America -- History.
Indians -- Land tenure.
Indians -- Antiquities.
America -- Antiquities.
Introduction: definitions and conceptual underpinnings / David L. Lentz
Climate change in the Northern American tropics and subtropics since the last ice age: implications for environment and culture / David A. Hodell, Mark Brenner, and Jason H. Curtis
Vegetation in the floristic regions of North and Central America / Andrew M. Greller
Anthropocentric food webs in the Precolumbian Americas / David L. Lentz
Prehispanic agricultural systems in the basin of Mexico / Emily McClung de Tapia
Prehispanic water management and agricultural intensification in Mexico and Venezuela: implications for contemporary ecological planning / Charles S. Spencer
Stability and instability in prehispanic Maya landscapes / Nicholas Dunning and Timothy Beach
Precolumbian silviculture and indigenous management of neotropical forests / Charles M. Peters
Native farming systems and ecosystems in the Mississippi River valley / Gayle J. Fritz
Hohokam impacts on Sonoran Desert environment / Suzanne K. Fish
Vegetation of the tropical Andes: an overview / James L. Luteyn and Steven P. Churchill
The Lake Titicaca Basin: a Precolumbian built landscape / Clark L. Erickson
Andean land use at the cusp of history / Terence N. D'Altroy
Lowland vegetation of tropical South America: an overview / Douglas C. Daly and John D. Mitchell
The lower Amazon: a dynamic human habitat / Anna C. Roosevelt.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Lentz, David Lewis.
0231111568 (cloth : alk. paper)
0231111576 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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