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Yanomami: a forest people

A scholarly and fascinating book about the remarkable relationship between a forest people and their environment - the watershed between the Brazilian Amazon and the Venezuelan Orinoco.

Largey based on original research, it provides a fascinating insight into their cultural and intricate knowledge of plants, animals and the ecology of the environment in which they live.
Attractively illustrated with half-tones, colour photographs and paintings by Jane Rutherford.

169 pages

Biological Sciences: Botany

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"The Yanomami are a nonstate people of some 20,000 living in numerous villages of Brazilian and Venezuelan Amazonia who speak several dialects of what seems to be one language isolate. Various works on their ethnography, demography, health, and territory already exist. This beautifully illustrated book constitutes a very valuable contribution to their ethnobotany."

William Balée | Economic Botany

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