Tristes Tropiques

Author: Claude Levi-Strauss

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101575603

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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"A magical masterpiece."—Robert Ardrey. A chronicle of the author's search for a civilization "reduced to its most basic expression."
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Tristes Tropiques

Author: Claude Lévi-Strauss

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780143106258

Category: History

Page: 424

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A milestone in the study of culture from the father of structural anthropology. This watershed work records Claude Lévi-Strauss's search for "a human society reduced to its most basic expression." From the Amazon basin through the dense upland jungles of Brazil, Lévi-Strauss found the societies he was seeking among the Caduveo, Bororo, Nambikwara, and Tupi-Kawahib. More than merely recounting his time in their midst, Tristes Tropiques places the cultural practices of these peoples in a global context and extrapolates a fascinating theory of culture that has given the book an importance far beyond the fields of anthropology and continental philosophy. The author's fresh approach, sense of humor, and openness to the sensuous mystique of the tropics make the scientific thrust of the book eminently accessible.
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Mountain Magic : Celtic Shamanism in the Austrian Alps

Author: Christian Brunner

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 131299519X

Category: Religion

Page: 284

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Christian F. Brunner, author of several books on pagan spirituality in the Alps, has practiced ancient healing methods for over twenty years. He is also a Druid in the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, contributing regularly to the Order's monthly magazine, ""Touchstone."" The author invites you to take a stroll with him through his beloved Alps, where myths and folk customs still sing of the people who lived there in antiquity, the Celts. Caitlin Matthews says about the book: ""This is a wonderful book. The Alpine and Mountain traditions preserve so much lore and practice ""
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The White Headhunter

Author: Nigel Randell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472113322

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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Shanghaied in San Francisco in 1868, teenage Scots sailor Jack Renton then found himself on a voyage into the heart of darkness. Escaping from his floating prison in an open whaleboat, Renton drifted for 2000 miles, only to be washed up on the shores of a Pacific island shunned by 19th-century mariners, Malaita in the Solomon Islands. There he was stripped of his clothes by headhunters and forced to 'go native' to survive. Initially a slave to their chief, Kabou, he eventually became the man's most trusted warrior and adviser. Renton's own account of his eight-year exile, published after he was rescued, remains the only authenticated account of a mental and physical ordeal that still haunts the imagination to this day. It caused a sensation at the time, though it is now clear that it airbrushed out most of the key events. Researching the Renton legend, Nigel Randell spent several years talking to the Malaitans and piecing together a very different account from Renton's sanitised version. The ultimate irony is that a man so keen to conceal his 'crimes' should have bequeathed their evidence - a necklace of 60 human teeth - to a collector who donated it to a national museum.
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C.F. Evans

Author: Christopher Francis Evans

Publisher: Trinity Press International

ISBN: 9780334019725

Category: Religion

Page: 198

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