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Pastoralism

Arcadia
mountainous region of ancient Greece; legendary for pastoral innocence of people. [Gk. Hist.: NCE, 136; Rom. Lit.: Eclogues; Span. Lit.: Arcadia]
Chloë
Arcadian goddess, patronness of new, green crops. [Gk. Myth.: Parrinder, 62]
Daphnis
Sicilian shepherd-flautist; invented bucolic poetry. [Rom. Myth.: LLEI, I:326]
Eclogues
short pieces by Roman poet Vergil with pastoral setting. [Rom. Lit.: Benét, 1053]
Granida and Daifilio
classic idyllic love between princess and shepherd. [Dutch Lit.: Granida, Hall, 141]
Pastoral Symphony
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F Major; hymn to nature. [Ger. Music: Thompson, 1634]
Theocritus
poet; rhapsodized over charm of rustic life. [Gk. Lit.: Brewer Dictionary, 813]
Walden
Thoreau’s classic; advocates a return to nature. [Am. Lit.: Van Doren, 208]
Works and Days
long poem by Hesiod, considered a farmers’ almanac of ancient Greece. [Gk. Lit.: Benét, 1102]
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As this phase of pastoralism collapsed from the 1930s, the cultural dualism that Dutton had mastered as a droving Aborigine was rendered meaningless.
While this narrative focuses on a period of about thirty years from the late-1970s through the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century, its introduction reaches back to the origins of pastoralism.
Moreover, their genetic analysis revealed strong evidence of recent positive selection affecting several variants associated with this trait in African populations, most likely in response to the cultural development of pastoralism.
As newcomers to the delicate balance of food, water, biomass, and all the other factors of African pastoralism continue to ignore or carve away the realities of African pastoralism, the fewer people and animals can survive.
Policymakers often view nomadic pastoralism as an archaic and unproductive way of life, with little economic benefit.
The patchy uptake of pastoralism prior to 1000 BC was followed by rapid and wholesale replacement of lithic, ceramic and subsistence technologies after that date.
In arid and semi-arid areas, pastoralism has an important logic and science, based on indigenous knowledge developed, tested, and applied over time.
The latter follow the main themes of the book and are illustrative of its focus: "Experimentation and regulation, pastoralism and mining, 1850 to 1890" (chapter 2), "Federation, engineering, and a 'watershed' perspective, 1890 to 1956" (chapter 4), and "Challenging national development: dams and irrigation, 1956-1990" (chapter 6).
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The head of state stated that most of the country's economic activities are dependent on a natural resources base such as mining, agriculture, pastoralism, fishing and tourism.