Relevance of Spruce´s work to conservation and management of natural resources in Amazonia
Nigel Smith (publicado en 2013-11-25 por silviafpg311 )
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Smith, N. (1996). Relevance of Spruce´s work to conservation and management of natural resources in Amazonia. In Seaward & FitzGerald (Eds.), Richard Spruce: Botanist and Explorer. (pp. 228-237). Great Britain: Dickerson.
Richard Spruce has provided us with revealing glimpses of landscapes and how people were using natural resources in the Amazon during the middle of the last century. I have plumbed Spruce´s writings, particularly his Notes of a botanist on the Amazon and Andes, with two main purposes in mind: to glean observations on crop plants and their wild populations; and to extract interesting ethnobotanical observations as pointers to possible candidates for plant domestication.