"A singularly important contribution to scholarship on human use of the environment, offering a welcome change from much of what passes for cultural anthropology today. The studies represent ethnographic research that is carefully done, methodologically explicit, and engaged with real human behavior and cognition. This volume is a powerful reminder that when freed from the opacity and nihilism of current theological fashions, cultural anthropologists can speak with lucidity to one of the most pressing scholarly and practical concerns of our time—human use of the environment."
—Mark Moberg, author of Myths of Ethnicity and Nation
"A quick read; it is also a worthwhile one. . . . Ethnoecology is a valuable addition to the conversation on issues of social development and environmental change. Sociologists, particularly those interested in ecology, development policy, indigenous communities, and even linguistics, will likely find several of the discussions stimulating and catalysts for their own work."