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Denevan, William M.

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Works: 78 works in 197 publications in 4 languages and 5,534 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Conference proceedings  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: E59.P75, 304.6097309024
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The Native population of the Americas in 1492 ( Book )
23 editions published between 1976 and 1992 in English and held by 2,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
<DIV> William M. Denevan writes that, "The discovery of America was followed by possibly the greatest demographic disaster in the history of the world." Research by some scholars provides population estimates of the pre-contact Americas to be as high as 112 million in 1492, while others estimate the population to have been as low as eight million. In any case, the native population declined to less than six million by 1650. In this collection of essays, historians, anthropologists, and geographers discuss the discrepancies in the population estimates and the evidence for the post-European decline. Woodrow Borah, Angel Rosenblat, William T. Sanders, and others touch on such topics as the Indian slave trade, diseases, military action, and the disruption of the social systems of the native peoples. Offering varying points of view, the contributors critically analyze major hemispheric and regional data and estimates for pre- and post-European contact. This revised edition features a new introduction by Denevan reviewing recent literature and providing a new hemispheric estimate of 54 million, a foreword by W. George Lovell of Queen's University, and a comprehensive updating of the already extensive bibliography. Research in this subject is accelerating, with contributions from many disciplines. The discussions and essays presented here can serve both as an overview of past estimates, conflicts, and methods and as indicators of new approaches and perspectives to this timely subject. </DIV>
Carl Sauer on culture and landscape readings and commentaries by Carl Ortwin Sauer ( )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,394 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
Cultivated landscapes of Native Amazonia and the Andes : triumph over the soil by William M Denevan ( Book )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book examines Indian agriculture in South America. The focus is on field types and field technologies, including agricultural landforms such as terraces, canals, and drained fields, which have persisted for hundreds of years. The evidence utilized comes from abandoned fields, historical documents, and current practices. What emerges is a picture of mostly successful indigenous farming practices in rain forests, savannas, swamps, rugged mountains, and deserts. And while this knowledge may not always be directly applicable to development today, it does provide us with some unique techniques and some basic principles for farming difficult environments."--BOOK JACKET
The aboriginal cultural geography of the Llanos de Mojos of Bolivia by William M Denevan ( Book )
16 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hispanic lands and peoples : selected writings of James J. Parsons by James Jerome Parsons ( Book )
4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Swidden-fallow agroforestry in the Peruvian Amazon ( Book )
4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The upland pine forests of Nicaragua; a study in cultural plant geography by William M Denevan ( Book )
13 editions published between 1958 and 1961 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pre-Hispanic agricultural fields in the Andean Region : proceedings, 45 Congreso Internacional de Americanistas, International Congress of Americanists, Bogotá, Colombia, 1985 by International Congress of Americanists ( Book )
11 editions published in 1987 in 3 languages and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The role of geographical research in Latin America : proceedings of the First International Congress of Latin Americanist Geographers, Paipa, Colombia, August 8-12, 1977 by International Congress of Latin Americanist Geographers ( Book )
3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The biogeography of a savanna landscape : the Gran Pajonal of Eastern Peru, a reconnaissance survey by Marshall S Chrostowski ( Book )
4 editions published in 1970 in English and French and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A bibliography of Latin American historical geography by William M Denevan ( Book )
3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La geografía cultural aborígen de los llanos de Mojos by William M Denevan ( Book )
2 editions published in 1980 in Spanish and held by 27 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 )
1 edition published in 1980 in Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Campos elevados e historia cultural prehispánica en los llanos occidentales de Venezuela by Alberta Zucchi ( Book )
4 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in Spanish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The aboriginal settlement of the Llanos de Mojos; a seasonally inundated savanna in northeastern Bolivia by William M Denevan ( Book )
5 editions published between 1963 and 1984 in English and held by 17 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
Adaptive strategies in Karinya subsistence, Venezuelan llanos by William M Denevan ( Book )
3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Total physical response in first year French by Francisco Cabello ( Book )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 5 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 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Swiddens and cattle versus forest : the imminent demise of the Amazon rain forest reexamined by William M Denevan ( Book )
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Denevan, W. M.
Denevan, W. M. (William M.)
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