Title: Mindful of Famine: Religious Climatology of ...
Publisher: Center for the Study of World Religions 1997-03-25
Publication Date: 1997
Book Condition: Fair
Edition: First Edition.
0945454112 Soft cover book that has little wear to the exterior. There are notes and underlining markings through out the pages. The binding is split with all of the pages intact. Fast Shipper. Bookseller Inventory # JF363093
Synopsis: Comprising nearly 30,000 individuals, the Warao of the Orinoco Delta in northeastern Venezuela are one of the largest contemporary Indian societies of Amazonia. Survival under the extreme ecological conditions of the deltaic marshland, however, demands of its occupants exceptional adaptive agility and an affirmative disposition toward acculturative change. In Mindful of Famine, Johannes Wilbert presents the Warao's response to the climatological challenge of their homeland, deftly weaving the strands of geographic, atmospheric, biological, and cultural lore and learning into a rich tapestry of environmental wisdom.
About the Author: Johannes Wilbert is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles.
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