Human Ecology in the Tropics

Human Ecology in the Tropics

Symposia of The Society for The Study of Human Biology

1st Edition - January 1, 1970

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  • Editors: J. P. Garlick, R. W. J. Keay
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483160696

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Symposia of the Society for the Study of Human Biology, Volume 9: Human Ecology in the Tropics covers papers related to the impact of human on the natural ecosystems in tropical countries. The volume presents papers about the operation of typical plant-soil systems in relation to human activity in West Africa; the interrelationships of habitat, economy, and society among three Guiana people; tropical health; and the use and production of tropical food potentials. The book also describes papers about the ecology of African schistosomiasis, as well as the interaction between the trypanosome-tsetse-wild fauna ecosystem and the surrounding human communities of southern Busoga in Uganda. The volume concludes by discussing the development of young children in a West African village. Ecologists and biologists will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Soils, Plants and Farmers in West Africa: A Consideration of Some Aspects of their Relationships, with Special Reference to Contiguous Areas of Forest and Savanna in South-West Nigeria

    Land use and Social Organization of Tropical Forest Peoples of the Guianas

    Tropical Health: Abroad Survey

    Food Resources and Production

    The Ecology of African Schistosomiasis

    Interactions between Human Societies and Various Trypanosome - Tsetse – Wild Fauna Complexes

    The Development of Young Children in a West African Village: A Study in Human Ecology

Product details

  • No. of pages: 120
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1970
  • Published: January 1, 1970
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483160696

About the Editors

J. P. Garlick

R. W. J. Keay

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