Zapotec Natural History Trees, Herbs, and Flowers, Birds, Beasts, and Bugs in the Life of San Juan Gb��

ISBN-10: 0816526176
ISBN-13: 9780816526178
Edition: 2008
Authors: Eugene S. Hunn
List price: $55.00
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Description: A Zapotec Natural History is an extraordinary book and accompanying CD that describe the people of a small town in Mexico and their remarkable knowledge of the natural world in which they live. San Juan Gb is a Zapotec Indian community located in  More...

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Book details

List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication date: 5/15/2008
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

A Zapotec Natural History is an extraordinary book and accompanying CD that describe the people of a small town in Mexico and their remarkable knowledge of the natural world in which they live. San Juan Gb is a Zapotec Indian community located in the state of Oaxaca, a region of surprising biological diversity. Eugene S. Hunn is a well-known anthropologist and ethnobiologist who has spent many years working in San Juan Gb, studying its residents and their knowledge of the local environment. Here Hunn writes sensitively and respectfully about the rich understanding of local flora and fauna that village inhabitants have acquired and transmitted over many centuries. In this village everyone, young children included, can identify and name hundreds of local plants, animals, and fungi, together with the details of their life cycles, habitat preferences, and functions in the economic, aesthetic, and spiritual lives of the town. Volume 1 of this two-volume work describes the community, the subsistence farming practices of its residents, the nomenclature and classification of the local biological taxonomy, the use of plants for treating illnesses, and the ritual and decorative roles of flowers. Volume 2 is on a CD-ROM and includes detailed inventories of all plant, animal, and fungal categories recognized by San Juans people, a series of indexes, and a library of more than 1,200 images illustrating the towns plants, people, landscapes, and daily activities. Also included on the CD-ROM are files containing sounds of village life.

Eugene S. Hunn is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Washington, Seattle. His books includeTzeltal Folk Zoology: The Classification of Discontinuities in Nature(Academic Press, 1977),Resource Managers: North American and Australian Hunter-Gatherers, co-edited with N. M. Williams (Westview, 1981),Nchrsquo;i-Waacute;na, lsquo;The Big Riverrsquo;: Mid-Columbia Indians and their Land(University of Washington Press, 1990), andA Zapotec Natural History: Trees, Herbs, and Flowers, Birds, Beasts, and Bugs in the Life of San Juan Gbeuml;euml;(University of Arizona Press, 2008).

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Guiedz / The Town
Lo Liu Sanfwan / The Land
Le / Names for Plants and Animals
Dooz / The Milpa
Ncuaan / Medicines from Plants
Guiee / Flowers
Xpeed / The Children
Literature Cited
Index

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