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The Sonoran Desert: An Ethnoecological Analogue?

David Beresford-Jones

in The Lost Woodlands of Ancient Nasca: A Case-study in Ecological and Cultural Collapse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264768
eISBN:
9780191754005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264768.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The relationship between humans and the genus Prosopis in the arid lands of the New World is almost as ancient as human occupation itself. This chapter explores this in one particular part of these ... More


Production Relations in Semi‐Arid African Agriculture

Hans Binswanger, John McIntire, and Chris Udry

in The Economic Theory of Agrarian Institutions

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198287629
eISBN:
9780191595912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198287623.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In this chapter, the authors depart from the presumption of densely populated economies and start from an isolated, land‐abundant, semi‐arid economy; they study its special institutional features and ... More


In the Heart of the Fringe: The Socio-economics of Marginal Land

Katherine Blouin

in Triangular Landscapes: Environment, Society, and the State in the Nile Delta under Roman Rule

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199688722
eISBN:
9780191767876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688722.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, European History: BCE to 500CE

The Nile Delta is an area rich in environments that are structurally marginal from the point of view of agrarian production: semi-arid and arid zones, lakes, marshes, and lagoons with sweet, ... More


Consumption of Platyopuntias by Wild Vertebrates

Eric Mellink and Mónica E. Riojas-López

in Cacti: Biology and Uses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231573
eISBN:
9780520927889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231573.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Cacti are important food resources for wild vertebrates. In arid lands, cladodes (pads) and fruits of platyopuntias (prickly pear cacti) are consumed by wild vertebrates in ways that affect entire ... More


The Politics of Food in Modern Morocco

Stacy E. Holden

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033730
eISBN:
9780813039398
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033730.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Unlike most other countries in the Middle East and North Africa, Morocco has had a stable government for centuries. Even when it was a French protectorate (1912–56), the Alaouite Sultans wielded ... More


Institutional Conquest: Bureaucratic Impacts

Ellen E. Wohl

in Disconnected Rivers: Linking Rivers to Landscapes

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103328
eISBN:
9780300127461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103328.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter focuses on the intervention of the federal government in river processes. The 1928 Flood Control Act, with $300 million in federal funds, made flood control in the lower Mississippi ... More


Disconnected Rivers: Linking Rivers to Landscapes

Ellen Wohl

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103328
eISBN:
9780300127461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103328.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book focuses on how rivers function, how those functions have changed through time, and the role of humans in those changes. A river continually responds to changes in its environment and is ... More


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