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Denevan, William M.

Overview
Works: 79 works in 255 publications in 3 languages and 6,701 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Bibliography  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: F1408, 909.097468
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Most widely held works about William M Denevan
 
Most widely held works by William M Denevan
The aboriginal cultural geography of the Llanos de Mojos of Bolivia by William M Denevan( Book )

30 editions published between 1966 and 1980 in English and Spanish and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Llanos de Mojos is a seasonally flooded savanna occupying about 90,000 square miles between the Beni and Guapore Rivers in northwestern Bolivia. Mojos chiefdoms had achieved a remarkably sophisticated society and technology in a hostile environment characterized by alternating seasonal flooding and drought and generally poor soils. The main purpose of this study is to examine the means by which these peoples dealt with these problems and modified the landscape to accommodate relatively large populations. Today, the economy is cattle ranching; shifting cultivation is practiced in the gallery forests and scattered forest islas, but the savannas are not cultivated. Prior to Spanish conquest, however, the savanna tribes of Mojos adapted to flooding by constructing various types of earthworks to provide dry ground for habitation, communication, and cultivation. These earthworks, still visible in the present landscape, include several hundred artificial mounds, at least 1,000 miles of causeways and canals, and at least 40,000 linear drained fields. Most significant are the drained fields, the only major example of savanna cultiviation in South America. This study gives considerable background on the physical geography of Mojos, the historical geography of Mojos under European control, and, cultural adaptations to poor drainage elsewhere in tropical America. Conclusions are presented about the Mojos chiefdoms and their achievements in terms of origins, decline, lasting impact on the landscape and cultural ecology, with some final remarks on habitat, subsistence, culture, and population in tropical savanna lands. (Author)
Hispanic lands and peoples : selected writings of James J. Parsons by James Jerome Parsons( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl Sauer on culture and landscape : readings and commentaries by Carl Ortwin Sauer( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swidden-fallow agroforestry in the Peruvian Amazon( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bibliography of Latin American historical geography by William M Denevan( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biogeography of a savanna landscape : the Gran Pajonal of Eastern Peru, a reconnaissance survey by M. S Chrostowski( Book )

6 editions published in 1970 in English and French and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Funcion de la investigacion geografica en la America Latina, parte II : memoria del primer Congreso Internacional de Geografos Latinoamericanistas, Paipa, Colombia, Agosto 8-12, 1977 by International Congress of Latin Americanist Geographers( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in 3 languages and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aboriginal settlement of the Llanos de Mojos; a seasonally inundated savanna in northeastern Bolivia by William M Denevan( Book )

10 editions published between 1963 and 1984 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Campos elevados e historia cultural prehispánica en los llanos occidentales de Venezuela by Alberta Zucchi( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in Spanish and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agroforestería tradicional en la Amazonía peruana( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in Spanish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cultural ecology, archaeology, and history of terracing and terrace abandonement in the Colca Valley of southern Peru( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The upland pine forests of Nicaragua by William M Denevan( )

3 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptive strategies in Karinya subsistence, Venezuelan llanos by William M Denevan( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings 45 Congreso International de Americanistas, International Congress of Americanists, Bogotá, Columbia, 1985 by International Congress of Americanists( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl Sauer on Culture and Landscape Readings and Commentaries by William M Denevan( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps one of the most distinctive and studied geographers of the twentieth century, Carl O. Sauer (18891975) had influence that extends well beyond the confines of any one discipline. With a focus on historical and cultural geography, Sauer's essays have garnered praise from poets, natural historians, and social scientists alike who continue to explore Sauer's work. In Carl Sauer on Culture and Landscape, editors William M. Denevan and Kent Mathewson have compiled thirty-seven of Sauer's original works, including rare early writings, articles in now largely inaccessible publications, and tr
The Role of geographical research in Latin America( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Denevan, W. M.

Denevan, W. M. (William M.)

Denevan, William Maxfield‏

Denevan, William Maxfield 1931-

William Denevan American geographer

William Denevan Amerikaans geograaf

Languages
English (81)

Spanish (16)

French (1)

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Carl Sauer on Culture and Landscape Readings and Commentaries