PEOPLES OF THE WORLD by DAVID MAYBURY-LEWIS
Introduction by David Maybury-Lewis...
Long viewed as an authority on exotic peoples, National
Geographic has drawn together a dozen leading experts to
explore for the first time the astounding array of cultures
still surviving on Earth, even as many are threatened with
Spectacular photographs and compelling essays by such
notables as Harvard-based anthropologist David
Maybury-Lewis, archaeologist and writer Brian Fagan, and
National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis, reveal
how people define themselves, their cultures, and their
worlds. And an exhaustive reference list of hundreds of
cultures worldwide will help readers place ethnic groups in
the most remote corners of the globe. Extensive, specially
commissioned maps detail the topography and help explain how
people develop culture in response to their environments.
In thought-provoking text, these experts not only examine
the diversity of these cultures and the regions that
produced them but also the notion of ethnicity itself--its
impact on history; the effects of immigration on ethnic
identity; and the threats facing many of these marginal
Peoples of the World is a groundbreaking and fascinating
book that reveals the true diversity of humankind.
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