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Illustrates in words and pictures the culture, beliefs and environmental adaptations of over 200 indigenous peoples - from the barely contacted to those tribes whose identity has almost disappeared as it integrates into wider society.

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Tribe: Endangered Peoples of the World by Piers Gibbon

"Tribe" is about identity and belonging and the seemingly infinite ways that our species has found to make sense of the word around us. The book vividly illustrates the spiritual beliefs, concepts of beauty, home building techniques, hunting practices and every significant ritual from birth to death. Examples are drawn from nomadic reindeer hunters, the Sakha and Komi of Siberia, to the Matis of Brazil, the fishermen of the Anuta tribe in the Solomon Islands, the Akie of Tanzania, the Himalayan Adi Tribe and the Mongolian Darhad nomads. "Tribe" is an inspiring, eye-opening and sometimes poignant exploration of some of the least known people of the world.

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About Piers Gibbon


Piers Gibbon studied Human Sciences at Oxford University (Social Anthropology, Human Ecology, Demography). His final year thesis on Plant Use in Tribal Societies became the basis for an hour-long documentary on Channel Four - Jungle Trip. This followed him on a journey from Kew Gardens (where there is already a plant with his name on the label) to the Amazon to study the ayahuasca ceremony with mestizo shamans around Iquitos and Pucallpa. He also stayed with the Matses tribe where he was put through an ordeal with frog poison and took part in a blowgun competition. He has given lectures on his experiences in the Amazon to the London School of Economics, Bath University and ethnobotanical conferences in Australia and Belgium. He has also presented a six-part TV series on historical food and written and narrated over two hundred hours of science, natural history and adventure documentaries for broadcasters worldwide including the BBC, Discovery, Animal Planet and National Geographic. He presented a TV documentary, titled 'Headhunters of the Amazon', about the headshrinking traditions of the Shuar people of Ecuador, which was aired on Channel Five in May 2009, and then the National Geographic worldwide. He has been Sony nominated for his radio interview work and is also a regular moderator at conferences worldwide.

Table of Contents


Introduction: A Savage History; FOOD AND DRINK; DRESS AND ADORNMENT; HOUSE, SHELTER, HOME; COURTSHIP AND MARRIAGE; MUSIC, DANCE, LEISURE; SOCIAL STRUCTURES, WAR, AND PEACE; BELIEF, RITUAL, HEALTHCARE; THE FUTURE...; Resources; Index; Acknowledgements.

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GOR004692080
Tribe: Endangered Peoples of the World by Piers Gibbon
Piers Gibbon
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Octopus Publishing Group
2010-10-04
192
1844036332
9781844036332
N/A
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