Environments of Learning: Rarámuri Children’s Plant Knowledge and Experience of Schooling, Family, and Landscapes in the Sierra Tarahumara, Mexico

  title={Environments of Learning: Rar{\'a}muri Children’s Plant Knowledge and Experience of Schooling, Family, and Landscapes in the Sierra Tarahumara, Mexico},
  author={Felice S. Wyndham},
  journal={Human Ecology},
  • F. Wyndham
  • Published 1 February 2010
  • Sociology
  • Human Ecology
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