216542

9780679724469

Harmless People

Harmless People
$10.99
$3.95 Shipping
List Price
$15.95
Discount
31% Off
You Save
$4.96

  • Condition: New
  • Provider: Mediaoutdeal1234 Contact
  • Provider Rating:
    67%
  • Ships From: Springfield, VA
  • Shipping: Standard

   30-day money back guarantee
$0.52
$3.95 Shipping
List Price
$15.95
Discount
96% Off
You Save
$15.43

  • Condition: Good
  • Provider: JensonBooks Contact
  • Provider Rating:
    95%
  • Ships From: Logan, UT
  • Shipping: Standard
  • Comments: This item shows signs of wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition and works perfectly. All pages and cover are intact , but may have aesthetic issues such as small tears, bends, scratches, and scuffs. Spine may also show signs of wear. Pages may include some notes and highlighting. May include "From the library of" labels. Satisfaction Guaranteed.

   30-day money back guarantee

Ask the provider about this item.

Most renters respond to questions in 48 hours or less.
The response will be emailed to you.
Cancel
  • ISBN-13: 9780679724469
  • ISBN: 067972446X
  • Publication Date: 1989
  • Publisher: Random House Inc

AUTHOR

Thomas, Elizabeth Marshall

SUMMARY

A study of primitive people which, for beauty of...style and concept, would be hard to match." -- The New York Times Book Review In the 1950s Elizabeth Marshall Thomas became one of the first Westerners to live with the Bushmen of the Kalahari desert in Botswana and South-West Africa. Her account of these nomadic hunter-gatherers, whose way of life had remained unchanged for thousands of years, is a ground-breaking work of anthropology, remarkable not only for its scholarship but for its novelistic grasp of character. On the basis of field trips in the 1980s, Thomas has now updated her book to show what happened to the Bushmen as the tide of industrial civilization -- with its flotsam of property rights, wage labor, and alcohol -- swept over them. The result is a powerful, elegiac look at an endangered culture as well as a provocative critique of our own. "The charm of this book is that the author can so truly convey the strangeness of the desert life in which we perceive human traits as familiar as our own....The Harmless People is a model of exposition: the style very simple and precise, perfectly suited to the neat, even fastidious activities of a people who must make their world out of next to nothing." -- The AtlanticThomas, Elizabeth Marshall is the author of 'Harmless People', published 1989 under ISBN 9780679724469 and ISBN 067972446X.

[read more]

Questions about purchases?

You can find lots of answers to common customer questions in our FAQs

View a detailed breakdown of our shipping prices

Learn about our return policy

Still need help? Feel free to contact us

View college textbooks by subject
and top textbooks for college

The ValoreBooks Guarantee

The ValoreBooks Guarantee

With our dedicated customer support team, you can rest easy knowing that we're doing everything we can to save you time, money, and stress.