Insects as Food: Aboriginal Entomophagy in the Great Basin (Ballena Press Anthropological Papers No. 33)
Place Published: Menlo Park and Novato, CA
Publisher: Ballena Press
Date Published: 1988
Edition: First printing
Book Id: 41143
115pp. Quarto [28 cm] Gray and black pictorial wraps. Very good. There is a thin, 6" long mark on the rear wrap. Internally, clean and bright.
From the text- "The purpose of this study is to assemble and collate the ethnographic and archaeological data on the aboriginal use of insects (concentrating on insects as food) by the various groups in the Great Basin... but data from the northern and eastern fringes of the Basin are also included. Ecological data that relate to the availability, quantity, seasonality, processing, and storability of the various insects are also presented. Data from outside the Great Basin are included where it appears that an insect may have been available in the Basin, but no ethnographic data relating to its use are available. All of these data are organized by major category of insect. A discussion of the role of insects in Great Basin economic systems concludes the study."