Nomads on Notice
- THE CULTURE BANDWAGON. Pagel, Mark // New Humanist;Mar/Apr2012, Vol. 127 Issue 2, p28
The author discusses a tribe of nomadic pasoralists called the Gabbra who live in a hot, dry, remote and barren region of Northern Kenya known as the Chalbi Desert. He informs on how he discovered a tribal man named Dido who could speak five languages in addition to his native Gabbra. He...
- SEGMENTATION WITHIN THE STATE: THE RECONFIGURATION OF TIBETAN TRIBES IN CHINA'S REFORM PERIOD. // Nomadic Peoples;2005, Vol. 9 Issue 1/2, p83
Despite the upheavals of collectivisation and reform, the nomadic pastoralists of Amdo, in the north-eastern part of the Tibetan plateau, maintain that they substantially retain historic forms of tribal organisation. The governmental structures of the modem Chinese state have replaced the...
- VAN GUJJAR: THE PERSISTENT FOREST PASTORALISTS. Gooch, Pernille // Nomadic Peoples;2004, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p125
The article focuses on the Van Gujjar pastoralists found in the interior of the forests of the Shiwalik foot hills of Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal in northern India. The pastoral Gujjar in this area constitute a community based on the production of buffalo milk from pastoralism in state forest....
- Variable water quality may be key to milk fever outbreaks. Allison, Richard // Farmers Weekly;1/25/2002, Vol. 136 Issue 4, p43
Discusses the role of water quality in milk fever outbreaks among cows in Great Britain. Health impact of varied mineral composition of water; Disadvantages of formulating dry cow rations with a dietary cation anion difference.
- SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC STRUCTURE OF THE XIONGNU OF THE TRANS-BAIKAL REGION. Kradin, N. N. // Archaeology, Ethnology & Anthropology of Eurasia (Springer Scien;2005, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p79
The article focuses on the economic and social structure of the Xiongnu tribes in Trans-Baikal region. It states that they existed from second century B.C. until the first century A.D. and was the first to establish an empire in Eurasian fields. It mentions that the formation of their tribes was...
- Are Household Production Decisions Cooperative? Evidence on Pastoral Migration and Milk Sales from Northern Kenya. McPeak, John G.; Doss, Cheryl R. // American Journal of Agricultural Economics;Aug2006, Vol. 88 Issue 3, p525
Market-based development efforts frequently create opportunities to generate income from goods previously produced and consumed within the household. Production within the household is often characterized by a gender and age division of labor. Market development efforts to improve well-being may...
- THE MAMASSANI OF IRAN: AT THE JUNCTURE OF TWO MODES OF SUBSISTENCE. Shahshahani, Soheila // Nomadic Peoples;2003, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p87
Focuses on the period of adaptation from pastoral nomadism of the Mamassani of southwestern Iran. Reason for sedentarisation; Relationship among pastoral nomads of Iran; Factors that help the pastoral nomads to establish themselves with various degrees of success in urban areas; Highest...
- Wallabies don't need water. // Australian Geographic;Apr-Jun2001, Issue 62, p120
Deals with a findings of a study by Steve Lapidge of University of Sydney in New South Wales on how wallabies in Queensland reacted to drought. Water use in the population of wallabies; Sources of moisture for wallabies.
- Watering livestock in winter. // Countryside & Small Stock Journal;Nov/Dec93, Vol. 77 Issue 6, p40
Provides tips on for watering of livestock in winter. Teaching of animals a drinking routine; Use of rubber buckets in freezing weather; Availability of heaters for poultry waterers; Provision of spare watering utensils; Location of water container in warmest possible location.