Islands in the Rainforest: Landscape Management in by Stéphen Rostain

By Stéphen Rostain

Stéphen Rostain’s booklet is a fruits of 25 years of study at the wide human amendment of the wetlands setting of Guiana and the way it reshapes our taking into consideration historical payment in lowland South the USA and different tropical zones. Rostain demonstrates that populations have been in a position to constructing extensive raised-field agriculture, which supported major human density, and build causeways, habitation mounds, canals, and reservoirs to fulfill their wishes. The paintings is comparative in each feel, drawing on ethnology, ethnohistory, ecology, and geography; contrasting island Guiana with different wetland areas world wide; and studying millennia of pre-Columbian payment and colonial profession alike. Rostain’s paintings calls for an intensive rethinking of traditional knowledge approximately payment in tropical lowlands and panorama administration by means of its population over the process millennia.

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