Tribal Wisdom And The New World
Viking, 1992. FIRST EDITION, first printing. Oversized format. Very good condition, black cloth with some small white spots, original not price clipped dust jacket, flap creases and small edge tears on flap. "This huge companion volume to a PBS television series is a coffee-table book with a vengeance. It is one thing to read the words, the stories of the people whose cultures are threatened, and another to see the look in their eyes....the most potent form of wealth in the world is people, and it isn't easy to deny that when you see this book." Millennium Whole Earth Catalog. An anthropologist demonstrates the wisdom which can be gained from indigenous societies swept aside by modern civilization. Trobriand Islanders and the Kula Ring. Weyewans of Indonesia and their stone-drag. Australian Aborigines and their Dreamtime. 389 pages.