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Synopsis: Seed and gene banks have made great strides in preserving the biological diversity of traditional agricultural plant species, but they have tended to ignore a serious component: the knowledge about those crops and methods of farming held by the people who have long raised them. Virginia Nazarea now makes a case for preserving cultural memory along with biodiversity. By exploring how indigenous people farm sweet potatoes in Bukidnon, Philippines, she discovers specific ways in which the conservation of genetic resources and the conservation of culture can support each other. Interweaving a wealth of ecological and cognitive data with oral history, Nazarea details a "memory banking" protocol for collecting and conserving cultural information to complement the genetic, agronomic, and biochemical characterization of important crops. She shows that memory banking offers significant benefits for local populations—not only the preservation of traditional knowledge but also the mai
About the Author: Virginia D. Nazarea is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Georgia.
Title: Cultural Memory and Biodiversity
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication Date: 1998
Book Condition: Good
Edition: First Edition - may be Reissue.
Book Description 1998. Asia, Botany, Agriculture. University of Arizona Press.189p., very good cloth and dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 473300567
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Book Description University of Arizona Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Good. tan spine black lettering,sweet potatoes on cover.copyright 1998,HB, DJ.189 pages neat and tight For quick service, please consider Expedited shipping since standard delivery may range from 4-18 business days. Thank you. Seller Inventory # mon0000076504