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Wings in the desert : a folk ornithology of the northern Pimans

Author: Amadeo M Rea
Publisher: Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Folklore
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rea, Amadeo M.
Wings in the desert.
Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608522125
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amadeo M Rea
ISBN: 9780816524594 0816524599
OCLC Number: 122261589
Description: xxi, 293 pages : illustrations, maps ; 32 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Northern Pimans and their environment --
Native consultants --
Documentary sources --
An overview of avian folk taxonomy --
Birds, guardians, shamans, and healers --
Bird keeping and rearing --
Feather use --
Hunting and trapping, game preparation and cooking --
Plan of the folk generics (biological species accounts) --
The species accounts.
Responsibility: Amadeo M. Rea ; linguistic consultant, Culver Cassa ; bird sketches by Allan Brooks [and others].
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