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Living Tribes

Prior, Colin

ISBN 10: 1552977463 / ISBN 13: 9781552977460
Published by Firefly Books Ltd, 2003
Used Condition: As New Hardcover
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This Mint condition volume with Mint DJ records in beautiful photography the surviving ways of life of fifteen of the world's most individual tribes and ethnic groups. Colin Prior's probing photography will show-and-tell you much about the resilience of these tribal groups in stubbornly and graciously retaining their indentity in the face of globalization. A wonderful book. A memorable gift. Bookseller Inventory # 002024

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Bibliographic Details

Title: Living Tribes

Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Colin Prior, Photographer

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Printing

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A stunning photographic record of the world's endangered peoples and wild places.

The western world and its consumer-goods culture dominate almost all of Earth. But Living Tribes captures in images the peoples whose lives, traditions, and culture have remained unchanged for millennia. These cultures hold vital knowledge that is passed down from generation to generation through artwork, handicraft, and storytelling. Essential to tribal life are its age-old rituals and customs.

Colin Prior and his camera were allowed extraordinary access to the daily routines and special rites of 15 tribes.

From Africa

  • Berber
  • Himba and Herero
  • Turkana and Samburu
  • Masai

From Asia

  • Lisu and Padaung
  • Bhutanese
  • Ladakhi
  • Khampa
  • Balti
  • Toraja

From Australia

  • Aborigine

From North America

  • Inuit

The dignified and beautiful photographs capture the universal essence of humanity and the sweeping majesty of our environment. Informative introductions explain the cultural context of the images -- how tribal cultures evolved and the various threats to their existence.

This book is a tribute to humanity's relentless spirit to survive and thrive even in some of the most hostile conditions on Earth.

About the Author:

Colin Prior is an award-winning photographer whose books include Highland Wilderness and Scotland: The Wild Places.

Carolyn Fry is a writer and editor of Geographica, the magazine of the Royal Geographical Society.

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