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The Falling Sky : Words of a Yanomami Shaman

Author: Davi Kopenawa; Bruce Albert
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Anthropologist Bruce Albert captures the poetic voice of Davi Kopenawa, shaman and spokesman for the Yanomami of the Brazilian Amazon, in this unique reading experience--a coming-of-age story, historical account, and shamanic philosophy, but most of all an impassioned plea to respect native rights and preserve the Amazon rainforest.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Davi Kopenawa; Bruce Albert
ISBN: 9780674726116 0674726111
OCLC Number: 1013948655
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (690 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Foreword --
Maps --
Setting the Scene --
Words Given --
I. Becoming O1ther --
II. Metal Smoke --
III. The Falling Sky --
Words of Omama --
How This Book Was Written --
Appendix A. Ethnonym, Language, and Orthography --
Appendix B. The Yanomami in Brazil --
Appendix C. Watoriki --
Appendix D. The Haximu Massacre --
Notes --
Ethnobiological Glossary --
Geographic Glossary --
References --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: Davi Kopenawa, Bruce Albert.
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Anthropologist Bruce Albert captures the poetic voice of Davi Kopenawa, shaman and spokesman for the Yanomami of the Brazilian Amazon, in this unique reading experience--a coming-of-age story, historical account, and shamanic philosophy, but most of all an impassioned plea to respect native rights and preserve the Amazon rainforest.

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