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The ragged edge of the world : encounters at the frontier where modernity, wildlands and indigenous peoples meet / Eugene Linden.

Linden, Eugene (author.).

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Summary:

"A species nearing extinction, a tribe losing the last traces of an accumulation of centuries of knowledge, a tract of forest virtually untouched since prehistoric times facing the first incursions of humans--how can we begin to assess the cost of the increasing disappearance of so much of our natural and cultural legacy? While these losses occasionally garner headlines, the pressures on earth's remaining wildlands and tribal peoples are unremitting and mounting" --Back cover.
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Baker County Library 305.8 .L744r 2011 (Text) 37814003156172 NON-FICTION Book None 04/04/2018 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780670022519
  • ISBN: 0670022519
  • Physical Description: viii, 260 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, 2011.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Vietnam 1994 -- An elusive butterfly in Borneo -- New Guinea: the godsend of Cargo -- New Guinea redux -- Polynesia lost and found -- Rapa Nui: the other side of the story -- Bangui, Bayanga and Bouar -- Equateur devolving -- Travels with Jane -- Listening to pygmies -- Unfreezing time -- The Arctic -- The wolf at the door -- The lost worlds of Cuba -- Midway -- In the forests it's good to be a pygmy -- Shamans, healers and experiences I can't explain -- Esotéricas.
Summary, etc.:
"A species nearing extinction, a tribe losing the last traces of an accumulation of centuries of knowledge, a tract of forest virtually untouched since prehistoric times facing the first incursions of humans--how can we begin to assess the cost of the increasing disappearance of so much of our natural and cultural legacy? While these losses occasionally garner headlines, the pressures on earth's remaining wildlands and tribal peoples are unremitting and mounting" --Back cover.
Subject: Indigenous peoples > Social conditions
Indigenous peoples > Ecology
Indigenous peoples > History.
First contact of aboriginal peoples with Westerners > History.

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