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The Resource Prehistoric native Americans and ecological change : human ecosystems in eastern North America since the Pleistocene, Paul A. Delcourt and Hazel R. Delcourt

Prehistoric native Americans and ecological change : human ecosystems in eastern North America since the Pleistocene, Paul A. Delcourt and Hazel R. Delcourt

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Prehistoric native Americans and ecological change : human ecosystems in eastern North America since the Pleistocene
Title
Prehistoric native Americans and ecological change
Title remainder
human ecosystems in eastern North America since the Pleistocene
Statement of responsibility
Paul A. Delcourt and Hazel R. Delcourt
Title variation
Prehistoric Native Americans & Ecological Change
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Contributor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book shows that Holocene human ecosystems are complex adaptive systems in which humans interacted with their environment in a nested series of spatial and temporal scales. Using panarchy theory, it integrates paleoecological and archaeological research from the Eastern Woodlands of North America providing a paradigm to help resolve long-standing disagreements between ecologists and archaeologists about the importance of prehistoric Native Americans as agents for ecological change. The authors present the concept of a panarchy of complex adaptive cycles as applied to the development of increasingly complex human ecosystems through time. They explore examples of ecological interactions at the level of gene, population, community, landscape and regional hierarchical scales, emphasizing the ecological pattern and process involving the development of human ecosystems. Finally, they offer a perspective on the implications of the legacy of Native Americans as agents of change for conservation and ecological restoration efforts today
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UkCbUP
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Delcourt, Paul A
Dewey number
304.2
Index
index present
LC call number
E78.E2
LC item number
D45 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Delcourt, Hazel R.
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  • Paleo-Indians
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Nature
  • Plant remains (Archaeology)
  • Paleoecology
  • Biotic communities
  • East (U.S.)
Label
Prehistoric native Americans and ecological change : human ecosystems in eastern North America since the Pleistocene, Paul A. Delcourt and Hazel R. Delcourt
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Panarchy as an Integrative Paradigm -- The need for a new synthesis -- Panarchy theory and Quaternary ecosystems -- Holocene human ecosystems -- Ecological Feedbacks and Processes -- Gene-level interactions -- Population-level interactions -- Community-level interactions -- Landscape-level interactions -- Regional-level interactions -- Application and Synthesis -- The ecological legacy of prehistoric Native Americans
Control code
CR9780511525520
Extent
1 online resource (x, 203 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511525520
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Prehistoric native Americans and ecological change : human ecosystems in eastern North America since the Pleistocene, Paul A. Delcourt and Hazel R. Delcourt
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Panarchy as an Integrative Paradigm -- The need for a new synthesis -- Panarchy theory and Quaternary ecosystems -- Holocene human ecosystems -- Ecological Feedbacks and Processes -- Gene-level interactions -- Population-level interactions -- Community-level interactions -- Landscape-level interactions -- Regional-level interactions -- Application and Synthesis -- The ecological legacy of prehistoric Native Americans
Control code
CR9780511525520
Extent
1 online resource (x, 203 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511525520
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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