Living in the Amazon Rain Forest

Living in the Amazon Rain Forest

by Anita Ganeri

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Why are feathers so important to the Yanomami?

Why do the hunters never say the names of the animals they hunt?

The Yanomami have lived in the rain forest for thousands of years. They live in villages where many families share one big hut. You will read how they have learned special skills to survive in the rain forest.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781410928177
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 10/26/2007
Series: World Cultures
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

About the Author

Anita Ganeri is an award-winning author of information books for children. Educated at Cambridge University, she has written more than 300 books, including the best-selling 'Horrible Geography' series (Scholastic Children's Books) which won a 2009 Blue Peter Book Award. She writes widely on animals and the natural world. A recent title for Raintree, A Day in the Life of Rainforest Animals: Capybara, has been shortlisted for a Maryland Blue Crab Award 2012. Anita lives in the north of England with her husband, children and assorted pets.

Table of Contents

The Yanomami 4

Life in the Forest 6

Life in the Community 8

A Yanomami House 10

Daily Life 12

Yanomami Food 14

Going Hunting 16

Clothes and Dressing Up 18

Learning and Leisure 20

Yanomami Beliefs 22

Ceremonies and Dances 24

Under Threat 26

Could You Be a Yanomami? 28

Find Out for Yourself 30

Glossary 31

Index 32

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