In the Society of Nature: A Native Ecology in Amazonia

Philippe Descola (Author) Nora Scott (Translator)
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Description

The 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.

Product Details

Price
$59.99
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Publish Date
October 13, 1996
Pages
396
Dimensions
6.0 X 8.9 X 1.1 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780521574679

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About the Author

Philippe Descola holds the chair of anthropology and heads the Laboratoire d'anthropologie sociale at the Collรจge de France. He also teaches at the ร‰cole des hautes รฉtudes 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.