Indigenous Knowledge, Ecology, and Evolutionary Biology

ISBN-10: 0415517788

ISBN-13: 9780415517782

Edition: 2010

Authors: Raymond Pierotti
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Description: Indigenous ways of understanding and interacting with the natural world are characterized as Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK), which derives from emphasizing relationships and connections among species. This book examines TEK and its strengths in relation to Western ecological knowledge and evolutionary philosophy. Pierotti takes a look at the scientific basis of this approach, focusing on different concepts of communities and connections among living entities, the importance of understanding the meaning of relatedness in both spiritual and biological creation, and a careful comparison with evolutionary ecology. The text examines the themes and principles informing this knowledge, and offers a look at the complexities of conducting research from an indigenous perspective.

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Book details

List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 4/20/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Raymond Pierotti is an associate professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Center for Indigenous Nations Studies at the University of Kansas. His articles have appeared in journals such as "Ecology," "Ecological Applications," "Evolution,"" Ethology and Sociobiology," "Bioscience," and "American Naturalist," as well as in many edited anthologies.

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