INDEX
Adams, Richard, 149–50
Africa: Ebola virus and, 253–54; Robert Kap-
lan on, 256–57, 277nn35–36, 278n39; viral
forest, 248, 257, 260–61, 266–69, 278n39,
278n44, 279n46, 279n48, 279n52
African viral forest: anthropomorphisms of,
283n71; outward trajectory of, 255, 257,
260–61, 266–68, 278n39, 278n44, 279n46,
279n48; prejudice against, 279nn51–52;
sources of cures in, 280n53. See also Ebola
virus; Maps and mapping; Rain forests
Agriculture: of Classic Maya period, 147;
drought, 44, 63n8; home gardens, 154,
162n62; maize cultivation, 53, 146, 148, 153;
Maya, 145–46, 146, 147, 149, 156, 164n71;
overpopulation, 150–51; patterned ground,
148; soil quality in, 144–45, 146, 147, 294;
swidden, 53, 145–46, 147, 149–51, 153; wet-
land cultivation, 148, 149, 150. See also
Deforestation; Fires in the Amazon; Fires
in Florida; Human habitation; Maya;
Maya forests; Maya Lowlands
aids, 250, 251, 255–56, 275n22
Anane, Mike, 278n44
arco: Block 10, 78m1, 83, 98n35; Buena Vecin-
dad (Good Neighbor), 91; ‘‘buying con-
sciences’’ strategy of, 89, 91; communities
divided by, 85–87; Energy, Environment,
and population (eap), 292–93; environ-
mental concerns of, 72, 76–77, 96n20; gifts
from, 89, 91; land titles facilitated by, 84–
85, 99n40; militarization of oil wells, 86–
87, 99n44; Organizacíon de Pueblos Indí-
genas (opip), 84, 85–86, 89–90, 100n47;
Quichua Indians and, 79, 85; Technical
Environmental Committee, 90, 292–93.
See also Oil industry; Villano Project
Army Medical Research Institute of Infec-
tious Diseases (usamirid), 249, 261–62
Arnold, David, 273nn1–2
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