The Andes: Geography, Diversity, and Sociocultural Impacts

Casey D. Allen (Editor)
Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Denver, CO, US

Series: Earth Sciences in the 21st Century
BISAC: SCI030000



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Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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Second only to the Himalayas in size, the Andes represent a fascinating region of our world. Written by regional experts and drawing on field-based endeavors of several researchers, each chapter encompasses a timely topic, from climate-related studies and historical occupations to indigenous manufacturing and recent archaeological evidence. If you want to know what types of research are currently being conducted in the Andes, this book will surely satisfy. (Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1. Introduction
Casey D. Allen (Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Denver, CO, USA)

Chapter 2. Droughts and Floods in Northern Argentinean Patagonia
M. H.Gonzalez, P.E. Romero and E.M. Garbarini (Department of Athmospheric and Ocean Science, FCEN, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and others)

Chapter 3. Statistical Evaluation of Experimental Models for the Prediction of Snow in the Central Andes
N.K. Bisero and M.H. Gonzalez (National Weather Service, Argentina, and others)

Chapter 4. Palpa and Lucanas: Cultural Development Under Changing Climatic Conditions on the Western Slope of the Andes in Southern Peru
Johny Isla and Markus Reindel (Centro de Investigacion para la Arqueologia y el Desarrollo (ANDES), Peru, and others)

Chapter 5. The Yungas of the South Andes and Their Key Role for the Onset of Early Pre-Columbian Villages
Julian Salazar (CEH Segreti (CONICET) and Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Cordoba, Argentina)

Chapter 6. Trading Up: Interregional Exchange and Inter-Household Wealth Differentiation in Two Highland Bolivian Villages
Christine D. Beaule and Alana N. DeLoge (University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, USA, and others)

Chapter 7. Piassaba Broom Production and Fiber Harvest Amid Challenging Conditions in the Lower Andes: A Case from Peru
James W. Penn, Jr. (Grand Valley State University, MI, USA)


This book serves as an introduction to various research being currently conducted in the Andes. Accessible to academics and universities, the volume also contains straightforward analyses of important world topics that everyday explorers might also find useful. Anyone interested in climate change, recent archaeological excavations, and contemporary economic sectors in the Andes will find this book useful.

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