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Together with experts in a variety of disciplines in the natural and social sciences--including botany, geology, ecology, geography and archaeology--Lentz investigates the history and effects of human impact on the environment in the New World before the arrival of the Europeans in the late 15th century. An Imperfect Balance offers an objective evaluation of "precontact era" land usage, demonstrating that native populations engaged in land management practices not entirely dissimilar to their European counterparts.
Landscape Transformations in the Pre-Columbian Americas
Ed. by Lentz, David
Series:Historical Ecology Series
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS