Spell of the Urubamba: Anthropogeographical Essays on an Andean Valley in Space and Time (Hardback)
  • Spell of the Urubamba: Anthropogeographical Essays on an Andean Valley in Space and Time (Hardback)

Spell of the Urubamba: Anthropogeographical Essays on an Andean Valley in Space and Time (Hardback)

Hardback 354 Pages / Published: 14/10/2015
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This work examines the valley of the Urubamba River in terms of vertical zonation, Incan impact on the environment, plant use, the history of exploration and the notion of discovery, the idea of land reform, and cultural contact with the European world. Winding its path northward from the Andean Highlands to the Amazon, the valley has served as the stage of pre-Columbian civilizations and focal point of Spanish conquest in Peru.
"Gade left behind not only a superb body of scholarly work, but a network of colleagues and students who remain indebted to his example. This book should serve as an inspiration for all scholars who wish to pursue the Sauerian, counter enlightenment or post development agendas of understanding and respecting particular places in all their historical and cultural complexity, including ambiguities and contradictions." -- The Geographical Review, American Geographical Society

Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
ISBN: 9783319208480
Number of pages: 354
Weight: 6801 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 22 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2016

"This monograph on the Urubamba Valley-consisting of 354 pages, with several instructive maps and photographs-clearly contributes to a better understanding of the nature/culture gestalt in the southern Peruvian Andes. ... Spell of the Urubamba is highly recommended to all those interested in Central Andean nature and culture." (Andreas Haller, Mountain Research and Development, Vol. 38 (1), 2018)

"Spell of the Urubamba is highly valuable as a unique type of reference work ... . The book is lavishly illustrated. ... Historians of geography and human-environmental scholarship, as well as researchers of diverse disciplines and interdisciplinary domains interested in Peru-such as archaeology, anthropology, agrobiodiversity studies, botany, ecology, ethnobotany, geosciences, history, and tourism studies-will find notes on undertakings in the Urubamba Valley of a number of well-known figures ... ." (Karl S. Zimmerer, The AAG Review of Books, Vol. 4 (3), July, 2016)

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