The Resource Games against nature : an eco-cultural history of the Nunu of equatorial Africa, Robert Harms

Games against nature : an eco-cultural history of the Nunu of equatorial Africa, Robert Harms

Label
Games against nature : an eco-cultural history of the Nunu of equatorial Africa
Title
Games against nature
Title remainder
an eco-cultural history of the Nunu of equatorial Africa
Statement of responsibility
Robert Harms
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, Robert Harms makes an important advance toward recovering the history of the people of the rain forest by telling the story of the Nunu, who live in and around swampy floodplains of the middle Zaire River. Using concepts drawn from game theory, Professor Harms explores the changing relationship between nature and culture among the Nunu. Picturing Nunu society as animated by a never-ending competition among lineages and households, he traces how the competition pushed people into new environments, and how adaption to the new environment, in turn, led to new forms of competition."--
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Assigning source
Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harms, Robert W.
Dewey number
967/.24
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
DT650.N89
LC item number
H37 1987
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in environment and history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nunu (African people)
  • Human ecology
  • Écologie humaine
  • Nunu (Peuple d'Afrique)
  • Human ecology
  • Nunu (African people)
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Geschichte
  • Humanökologie
  • Nunu
  • Ecologische aspecten
  • Culturele aspecten
  • Écologie humaine
  • Nunu (peuple d'Afrique)
  • Congo
  • Nunu (peuple congolais)
  • Nunu
  • Ecology
Label
Games against nature : an eco-cultural history of the Nunu of equatorial Africa, Robert Harms
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The antecedents -- The tactics -- The strategies -- The Drylands -- The river -- The core -- The region -- The traders -- The troubles -- The opportunities -- The battle -- Conclusion : nature and culture
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 276 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1082973671
Label
Games against nature : an eco-cultural history of the Nunu of equatorial Africa, Robert Harms
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The antecedents -- The tactics -- The strategies -- The Drylands -- The river -- The core -- The region -- The traders -- The troubles -- The opportunities -- The battle -- Conclusion : nature and culture
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 276 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1082973671

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