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Agricultural History (2016) 90 (2): 251–252.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Maron Greenleaf Rainforest Cowboys: The Rise of Ranching and Cattle Culture in Western Amazonia . By Jeffrey Hoelle . Austin : University of Texas Press , 2015 . 212 pp., $45.00 , hardback, ISBN 978-0-292-76134-6. © 2016 the Agricultural History Society 2016 2016 Book Reviews...
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Agricultural History (2003) 77 (4): 633–634.
Published: 01 October 2003
..., then we should select the global over the regional perspective. The former is the more 634 / Agricultural History compelling because it recognizes correctly that agriculture is not performed in a vacuum. A more recent example than prairie burns is the clearing of rainforest for agricultural crops...
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Agricultural History (2003) 77 (4): 634–636.
Published: 01 October 2003
... is the clearing of rainforest for agricultural crops. The practice does not affect merely the area in which it is performed, but the entire world as well by reducing the production of oxygen and increasing the use of pesticides and other agricultural commodities. Hence, a global perspective is required...
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Agricultural History (2019) 93 (1): 35–67.
Published: 01 January 2019
..., Late Victorian Holocausts: El Niño Famines and the Making of the Third World (London: Verso, 2001). 2. See Michael Adas, “Colonization, Commercial Agriculture, and the Destruction of the Deltaic Rainforests of British Burma in the Late Nineteenth Century,” in Global Deforestation...
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Agricultural History (2008) 82 (1): 139–140.
Published: 01 January 2008
..., there is also a consid erable amount of information about local soils and flora, theunusual botany of the banana and related Musa species, the ecology of tropical rainforests on theNorth Coast ofHonduras, and the formidable pest complex of fungi, nematodes, and insects thatplagued and nearly defeated...
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Agricultural History (2017) 91 (1): 96–97.
Published: 01 January 2017
... Rainforest Cowboys: The Rise of Ranching and Cat- 96 tle Culture in Western Amazonia (2015), it is part of a promising trend in recent studies of the Amazon to move beyond the past conflicts between scientific human ecology and ideational social theory approaches. Amazonia in the Anthropocene is ethnographic...
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Agricultural History (2015) 89 (3): 492–493.
Published: 01 July 2015
.... These topics are discussed, to various degrees, in this edited volume comprised of pre-columbian case studies (500 Bce through european contact) covering areas as diverse as the American southwest and midwest to the tropical rainforests of the maya area in central America and Amazonia in south America. climate...
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Agricultural History (2022) 96 (3): 457–459.
Published: 01 August 2022
... Captives zeroes in on the Chocó, a relatively remote, rainforest-covered, and gold-rich province of northwest Colombia. Historically and to this day, the Chocó's population has been overwhelmingly of African descent, a legacy of Spanish colonialism, Atlantic slavery, and coerced gold extraction from...
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Agricultural History (2009) 83 (1): 128–129.
Published: 01 January 2009
... damages wreaked by widespread monocultures, the need for organic certification to acknowledge and incorporate standards for "wildness," examine Mayan sub sistence farmingwithin a rainforest, and reflect on thework of theLeopold 129 Copyright 2007 Agricultural History Society 2007 Calling...
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Agricultural History (2009) 83 (1): 129–130.
Published: 01 January 2009
... to acknowledge and incorporate standards for "wildness," examine Mayan sub sistence farmingwithin a rainforest, and reflect on thework of theLeopold 129 Agricultural History Winter Center forSustainable Agriculture. The second section, "Core Issues," pro vides varied, useful, and engaging examples of efforts...
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Agricultural History (2015) 89 (3): 491–492.
Published: 01 July 2015
... vulnerable when massive droughts or floods result in major crop losses. These topics are discussed, to various degrees, in this edited volume comprised of pre-columbian case studies (500 Bce through european contact) covering areas as diverse as the American southwest and midwest to the tropical rainforests...
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Agricultural History (2016) 90 (2): 252–253.
Published: 01 April 2016
... smallholders. For scholars and students of the amazon region and cattle cultures, Rainforest Cowboys offers a compelling account of the cultural importance of cattle and beef. Those unfamiliar with the role of cattle in amazonian deforestation may miss the import of the cultural change Hoelle describes. yet...
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Agricultural History (2011) 85 (1): 130–131.
Published: 01 January 2011
... in the basin that supports the world s largest rainforest. Grandin brings two distinctive strengths to his new work: a detailed perspective on Ford s operations in Michigan and a great story-teller s narrative power. Fordlandia moves through the lives of not only megalomaniac, visionary, contradictory Henry...
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Agricultural History (2024) 98 (1): 103–112.
Published: 01 February 2024
....” 6. See, for example, Dean, With Broadax and Firebrand ; Funes Monzote, From Rainforest to Cane Field ; Leal and Van Ausdal, “Landscapes of Freedom and Inequality.” 7. Chenoweth, “Eighteenth Century Climate of Jamaica.” 8. Curtin, “Epidemiology and the Slave Trade.” Other...
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Agricultural History (2007) 81 (4): 565–567.
Published: 01 October 2007
.... Throughout the book, the authors focus on a central puzzle: in regions (such as tropical rainforests) that are experiencing rapid deforestation and degeneration, why are some forests thrivingand regenerating? What driving forces can explain such anomalies? Do biophysical conditions, such as high elevation...
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Agricultural History (2011) 85 (1): 131–133.
Published: 01 January 2011
... American corporate operations in Latin America in recent years. He is acutely aware of the intricate ecological cycling of flora, fauna, soil, water, and climate in the basin that supports the world s largest rainforest. Grandin brings two distinctive strengths to his new work: a detailed perspective...
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Agricultural History (2019) 93 (4): 581–607.
Published: 01 October 2019
.... Christopher W. Dick, Eldredge Bermingham, Maristerra R. Lemes, and Rogerio Gribel, “Extreme Long-Distance Dispersal of the Lowland Tropical Rainforest Tree Ceiba pentandra L (Malvaceae) in Africa and the Neotropics,” Molecular Ecology 16, no. 14 (2007): 3039–49. 57. Fitzgerald, Travels...
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Agricultural History (2004) 78 (3): 346–360.
Published: 01 July 2004
... could grow undisturbed. These included the margins of the rainforest, clearings within it and, more often than not, sec? tions that had been cleared, or partially cleared, at some stage and then abandoned. The development of rural New Zealand is frequently marked by individual and/or collective over...
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Agricultural History (2003) 77 (4): 582–610.
Published: 01 October 2003
... of Place: Comparative Perspectives on Austronesian Ideas of Locality , ed. James J. Fox (Canberra: ANU, RSPAS, 1997 ), 174 Bernard Sellato , Nomads of the Borneo Rainforest: The Economics, Politics, and Ideology of Settling Down , trans. Stephanie Morgan (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press...
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Agricultural History (2017) 91 (3): 293–319.
Published: 01 July 2017
..., the rapid change from tropical rainforest to an arid terrain and climate can be startling. 15. US Bureau of the Census, Electrical Industries of Porto Rico: 1907 ( Washington, DC : Government Printing Office , 1909), 22–27; Antonio Lucchetti , “Rural Electricity in Puerto Rico, an Insular...