The forest people

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  • BN ID: 2940018416593
  • Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1962 volume
  • File size: 538 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2011

    text book I used in Anthropology in college.

    It was considered one of the best of its day on the pygmy. It was written long enough ago that there had not been too much interference from the out side world.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012


    The tall girl walked carefully through the forest, her long black hair waving in the wind. A long pouch large enough to hold several arrows was slung over her shoulder. In her left hand she held her bow, engraved with swirling patterns. Madred suddenly stopped and ducked down beneath the undergrowth. A buck stood about 7 yards away, its head raised and its ears flicking. The buck relaxed and lowered its head, sniffing for food. The dark haired girl silently and slowly loaded her bow, pulling back the arrow, which was fit to the bow. Madred waited for the perfect moment and released the arrow, sending it flying accurately towards the buck. The arrow struck the buck's heart, sending him running. Mared knew he would colapse after running for a little while, so she waited until she heard a thump to go after it. Mared bent down next to her kill and proudly examined its horns. It was a nine-pointer, and a big one too. She gently removed her arrow and wiped of the blood with a dirty rag. Slinging the bow over her shoulder and putting her bow back in the pouch, the 14 year old girl dragged her kill to 'waterfall' result 29 by the horns.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2012

    great story, Laura

    Compelling read, important topic, atrocious format. This did not translate from book to nook well at all, unfortunately. But if the poor format doesn't deter you, you are in for a treat because this book will really pull at your heartstrings.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2005


    This beautiful anthropoligical work told in a srory is extrenmle fascinating. I was completely captivated by this book, which is why I read it four times this winter. It is taking me a step forward in coming to terms with life's different perspectives.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2002

    Pass on this one

    The book was an easy read, however, it was outdated and I felt the author was very ethnocentric.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2001

    Environment is Everything

    Along with its companion, and equally fascinating, book, 'The Mountain People,' Turnbull has managed to plumb the depths of what makes people what they are, to build an airtight argument that we are, for better or worse, the product of our environments. Thus, free will, culture, ethics, morality, etc. are all subservient to physical circumstances, to opportunities, or the lack thereof, in the part of the world we happen to inhabit.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2001

    Eloquent style of teaching

    Turnbull very effectively portrayed a people with beautiful language and description. The wealth of knowledge given by Turnbull is not only entertaining, but of high intellectual value.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2000

    'bout forest people

    i can know about forest people much more from this book.

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    Posted February 28, 2011

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    Posted July 20, 2010

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