aller au contenu
A million years with you : a memoir of life observed Aperçu de cet ouvrage
FermerAperçu de cet ouvrage
Vérification...

A million years with you : a memoir of life observed

Auteur : Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
Éditeur : Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
Édition/format :   Livre imprimé : Biography : EnglishVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
Résumé :
How is it that an untrained, self-taught observer and writer could see things that professional anthropologists often missed? How is that a pioneering woman, working in male-dominated fields, without sponsors or credentials, could accomplish more than so many more celebrated and professionally educated men could manage? How can we all unlock the wisdom of the world simply by paying close attention? With their  Lire la suite...
Évaluation :

(pas encore évalué) 0 avec des critiques - Soyez le premier.

Sujets
Plus comme ceci

 

Trouver un exemplaire dans la bibliothèque

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Recherche de bibliothèques qui possèdent cet ouvrage...

Détails

Genre/forme : Biography
Personne nommée : Elizabeth Marshall Thomas; Elizabeth Marshall Thomas; Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
Type d’ouvrage : Biography
Format : Book
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
ISBN : 9780547763958 0547763956
Numéro OCLC : 841199073
Description : 285 pages ; 24 cm
Contenu : Prologue: Gaia --
The woods --
Dogs --
Cats --
Kalahari --
The Ju/Wasi --
Steve --
Marriage --
Uganda --
Nigeria --
Dark --
Warrior --
The ice maiden --
Love and work --
Research --
Writing --
A million years with you --
80.
Responsabilité : Elizabeth Marshall Thomas.

Résumé :

How is it that an untrained, self-taught observer and writer could see things that professional anthropologists often missed? How is that a pioneering woman, working in male-dominated fields, without sponsors or credentials, could accomplish more than so many more celebrated and professionally educated men could manage? How can we all unlock the wisdom of the world simply by paying close attention? With their intelligence and acute insight into other cultures and species, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas's many books have won a wide and loving audience. In A Million Years with You, this legendary author shares stories from her life, showing how a formative experience in South West Africa (now Namibia) in the 1950s taught her how to pay attention to the ancient wisdom of animals and humankind. As a young woman, Marshall Thomas joined her family on an anthropological expedition to the Kalahari Desert, where she conducted fieldwork among the Ju/wa Bushmen, later publishing her findings as The Harmless People. After college, a wedding, and the birth of two children, she returned to Uganda shortly before Idi Amin's bloody coup. Her skills as an observer and a writer would be put to the test on many other occasions working with dogs, cats, cougars, deer{u2014}and with more personal struggles. A Million Years with You is a powerful memoir from a pioneering woman, an icon of American letters.

Critiques

Critiques d’utilisateurs
Récupération des critiques de GoodReads...
Récuperation des critiques DOGObooks…

Étiquettes

Soyez le premier.

Ouvrages semblables

Sujets associés :(4)

Listes d’utilisateurs dans lesquelles cet ouvrage apparaît (1)

Confirmez cette demande

Vous avez peut-être déjà demandé cet ouvrage. Veuillez sélectionner OK si vous voulez poursuivre avec cette demande quand même.

Données liées


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/841199073> # A million years with you : a memoir of life observed
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "841199073" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/mau> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1401121045#Person/thomas_elizabeth_marshall_1931> ; # Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/813.54/e23/> ;
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1177210> ; # Women authors, American
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1401121045#Person/thomas_elizabeth_marshall> ; # Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/17247227> ; # Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1401121045#Topic/women_authors_american> ; # Women authors, American
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/17247227> ; # Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
   schema:datePublished "2013" ;
   schema:description "How is it that an untrained, self-taught observer and writer could see things that professional anthropologists often missed? How is that a pioneering woman, working in male-dominated fields, without sponsors or credentials, could accomplish more than so many more celebrated and professionally educated men could manage? How can we all unlock the wisdom of the world simply by paying close attention? With their intelligence and acute insight into other cultures and species, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas's many books have won a wide and loving audience. In A Million Years with You, this legendary author shares stories from her life, showing how a formative experience in South West Africa (now Namibia) in the 1950s taught her how to pay attention to the ancient wisdom of animals and humankind. As a young woman, Marshall Thomas joined her family on an anthropological expedition to the Kalahari Desert, where she conducted fieldwork among the Ju/wa Bushmen, later publishing her findings as The Harmless People. After college, a wedding, and the birth of two children, she returned to Uganda shortly before Idi Amin's bloody coup. Her skills as an observer and a writer would be put to the test on many other occasions working with dogs, cats, cougars, deer{u2014}and with more personal struggles. A Million Years with You is a powerful memoir from a pioneering woman, an icon of American letters."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1401121045> ;
   schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "A million years with you : a memoir of life observed"@en ;
   schema:productID "841199073" ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780547763958> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/841199073> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1401121045#Person/thomas_elizabeth_marshall> # Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Thomas" ;
   schema:givenName "Elizabeth Marshall" ;
   schema:name "Elizabeth Marshall Thomas" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1401121045#Person/thomas_elizabeth_marshall_1931> # Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1931" ;
   schema:familyName "Thomas" ;
   schema:givenName "Elizabeth Marshall" ;
   schema:name "Elizabeth Marshall Thomas" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1177210> # Women authors, American
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Women authors, American"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/17247227> # Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1931" ;
   schema:familyName "Thomas" ;
   schema:givenName "Elizabeth Marshall" ;
   schema:name "Elizabeth Marshall Thomas" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780547763958>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0547763956" ;
   schema:isbn "9780547763958" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Fermer la fenêtre

Veuillez vous identifier dans WorldCat 

Dont have an account? You can easily créez un compte gratuit.