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Fire, native peoples, and the natural landscape [electronic resource] / edited by Thomas R. Vale.

Contributor(s): Vale, Thomas R, 1943-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, c2002Description: 1 online resource (xv, 315 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 1417595787 (electronic bk.); 9781417595785 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- West (U.S.) | Indians of North America -- West (U.S.) -- Social life and customs | Landscapes -- West (U.S.) | Fire ecology -- West (U.S.) | West (U.S.) -- Environmental conditions -- History | Electronic books | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Human Geography | Feuer�okologie | Geschichte | Indianer | USA | Weststaaten (USA) | Feuer�okologie | Vor- und Fr�uhgeschichte | Aufsatzsammlung | USA | Indianer | Vor- und Fr�uhgeschichte (Epoche)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Fire, native peoples, and the natural landscape.DDC classification: 304.2/0978 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The pre-European landscape of the United States : pristine or humanized? / Thomas R. Vale -- Indians and fire in the Rocky Mountains : the wilderness hypothesis renewed / William L. Baker -- Prehistoric human impacts on fire regimes and vegetation in the northern intermountain West / Duane Griffin -- Fire in the pre-European lowlands of the American Southwest / Kathleen C. Parker -- Lots of lightning and plenty of people : an ecological history of fire in the upland Southwest / Craig D. Allen -- Prehistoric burning in the Pacific Northwest : human versus climatic influences / Cathy Whitlock and Margaret A. Knox -- Fire in Sierra Nevada Forests : evaluating the ecological impact of burning by Native Americans / Albert J. Parker -- Pre-European fire in California chaparral / Jacob Bendix -- Reflections / Thomas R. Vale.
Summary: The pre-European landscape of the United States : pristine or humanized? / Thomas R. Vale -- Indians and fire in the Rocky Mountains : the wilderness hypothesis renewed / William L. Baker -- Prehistoric human impacts on fire regimes and vegetation in the northern intermountain West / Duane Griffin -- Fire in the pre-European lowlands of the American Southwest / Kathleen C. Parker -- Lots of lightning and plenty of people : an ecological history of fire in the upland Southwest / Craig D. Allen -- Prehistoric burning in the Pacific Northwest : human versus climatic influences / Cathy Whitlock and Margaret A. Knox -- Fire in Sierra Nevada Forests : evaluating the ecological impact of burning by Native Americans / Albert J. Parker -- Pre-European fire in California chaparral / Jacob Bendix -- Reflections / THomas R. Vale.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The pre-European landscape of the United States : pristine or humanized? / Thomas R. Vale -- Indians and fire in the Rocky Mountains : the wilderness hypothesis renewed / William L. Baker -- Prehistoric human impacts on fire regimes and vegetation in the northern intermountain West / Duane Griffin -- Fire in the pre-European lowlands of the American Southwest / Kathleen C. Parker -- Lots of lightning and plenty of people : an ecological history of fire in the upland Southwest / Craig D. Allen -- Prehistoric burning in the Pacific Northwest : human versus climatic influences / Cathy Whitlock and Margaret A. Knox -- Fire in Sierra Nevada Forests : evaluating the ecological impact of burning by Native Americans / Albert J. Parker -- Pre-European fire in California chaparral / Jacob Bendix -- Reflections / Thomas R. Vale.

The pre-European landscape of the United States : pristine or humanized? / Thomas R. Vale -- Indians and fire in the Rocky Mountains : the wilderness hypothesis renewed / William L. Baker -- Prehistoric human impacts on fire regimes and vegetation in the northern intermountain West / Duane Griffin -- Fire in the pre-European lowlands of the American Southwest / Kathleen C. Parker -- Lots of lightning and plenty of people : an ecological history of fire in the upland Southwest / Craig D. Allen -- Prehistoric burning in the Pacific Northwest : human versus climatic influences / Cathy Whitlock and Margaret A. Knox -- Fire in Sierra Nevada Forests : evaluating the ecological impact of burning by Native Americans / Albert J. Parker -- Pre-European fire in California chaparral / Jacob Bendix -- Reflections / THomas R. Vale.

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