Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-276) and index.
1. Reflections and Trajectories -- 2. Andean Definitions and the Meaning of lo Andino -- 3. Deforestation and Reforestation of the Central Andean Highlands -- 4. Malaria and Settlement Retrogression in Mizque, Bolivia -- 5. The Andes as a Dairyless Civilization: Llamas and Alpacas as Unmilked Animals -- 6. Epilepsy, Magic, and the Tapir in Andean America -- 7. Valleys of Mystery on the Peruvian Jungle Margin and the Inca Coca Connection -- 8. Guayaquil as Rat City -- 9. Carl Sauer and the Andean Nexus in New World Crop Diversity -- 10. Conclusion.