In the Society of Nature: A Native Ecology in Amazonia
DescriptionThe Achuar Indians of the Upper Amazon have developed sophisticated strategies of resource management. The author documents their knowledge of the environment, and explains how it is interwoven with cosmological ideas that endow nature with the characteristics of society.
Cambridge University Press
October 13, 1996
6.0 X 8.9 X 1.1 inches | 0.01 pounds
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About the Author
Philippe Descola holds the chair of anthropology and heads the Laboratoire d'anthropologie sociale at the Collège de France. He also teaches at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales. Among his previous books to appear in English are In the Society of Nature and The Spears of Twilight.
Nora Scott is a recipient of the French-American Foundation Translation Prize for Maurice Godelier's The Metamorphosis of Kinship.