Plants and animals in the life of the Kuna ;; by Jorge Ventocilla, Heraclio Herrera, Valerio Núñez ; edited by Hans Roeder ; translated by Elisabeth King.

Austin: University of Texas Press, 1995. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo in aqua cloth boards; xv, 150 p. : ill. ; 24 cm ; bibliographical references (p. [133]-138) and index. Very Fine copy sans jacket. Item #14656
ISBN: 0292787251

Translation of: Plantas y animales en la vida del pueblo Kuna. Series: Translations from Latin America. "More than an account of Kuna ecology, this book argues for a positive environmental policy. The authors urge the Kuna to consider the potential ecological hazards of pursuing certain business interests, and remind their readers of the reliable, though delicate, relationship that exists between human society and the natural world"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57. || Contents: Baba's creation /; Cacique General Enrique Guerrero with Valerio Nunez --; Ready to change? /; Jorge Ventocilla --; Kuna /; Jorge Ventocilla --; Rivers and mountains /; Jorge Ventocilla --; Terrestrial fauna /; Jorge Ventocilla --; Hunting in Gangandi --; Jorge Ventocilla with Rutilio Paredes --; Money creates hunger --; Elvira Torres with Valerio Nunez --; Submarine "deforestation" /; Jorge Ventocilla with Olaidi --; Spirit of the Uaga /; Cacique General Carlos Lopez with Valerio Nunez --; Medicinal plants /; Heraclio Herrera --; Ueruk palm /; Heraclio Herrera --; To be or not to be /; Arysteides Turpana with Valerio Nunez. || Cuna Indians -- Ethnobiology. Environmental protection -- Panama. Ethnobiology -- Panama. Cuna (Indios) -- Etnozoología Medio ambiente, Protección del -- Panamá Etnobiología -- Panamá.

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