Ethno-ornithology : birds, indigenous peoples, culture and society

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Ethno-ornithology : birds, indigenous peoples, culture and society
Non IUCN Publication
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"An African proverb states that when a knowledgeable old person dies, a whole library disappears. In that light, this book presents knowledge that is new or has not been readily available until now because it has not previously been captured or reported by indigenous people. Indigenous knowledge that embraces ornithology takes in whole social dimensions that are inter-linked with environmental ethos, conservation and management for sustainability. In contrast, western approaches have tended to reduce knowledge to elemental and material references. This book also looks at the significance of indigenous knowledge of birds and their cultural significance, and how these can assist in framing research methods of western scientists working in related areas."--PublisherÂ’s description

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London : Earthscan, 2010
Physical Description: 
xxii, 346 p. : ill., maps
Publication Year: 
2010
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978-1-84407-783-0
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Includes bibliographical references and index (pp. 330-346)

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1
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English
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Record created: 2013/09/13
Record updated: 2016/10/25