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    DescriptionThe great revelation of anthropology is the realisation that there are other ways of being, Wade Davis writes in the introduction, a colourful, fascinating, and respectful panorama of ethnic diversity. From the Inuit of the Arctic to the Zulu of southern Africa, from the Ainu of Japan to the Fuegians of Patagonia, the world's most compelling ethnic groups are here - some as small as the Kallawaya of the Peruvian Andes, others as numerous as the Bengalis of India. Small or large, little known or thoroughly familiar, more than 200 ethnic groups from around the world fill the pages of this book with their beliefs and customs, traditions and challenges.Rare times of special celebration, ordinary times of work and play - both find their place in this book about the varieties, and the universality, of the human experience. Threaded through the book as well are the extraordinary findings of the National Geographic's Genographic Project, a research initiative to collect and catalog DNA from around the world, discovering the story of human migration embedded in our genetic material. At once a celebration of glorious diversity, a comprehensive reference, and a thoughtful look at the universal human instinct to belong and identify.

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    The Book of Peoples of the World
    A Guide to Cultures
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Wade Davis
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 198 mm
    Height: 251 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 1,247 g
    ISBN 13: 9781426202384
    ISBN 10: 1426202385

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    B&T General Subject: 750
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    DC22: 306
    B&T Approval Code: A33200000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC015000
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    BISAC V2.8: SOC002010
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    LC classification: GN378 .P4616 2007
    Thema V1.0: JHMC
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    235 colour photographs, 37 maps
    National Geographic Society
    Imprint name
    National Geographic Society
    Publication date
    18 November 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Hanover, PA
    Author Information
    Wade Davis was named one of the Explorers for the Millennium by the National Geographic Society. He is an anthropologist and ethnobotanist whose books include the international bestseller "The Serpent and the Rainbow. " K. David Harrison is a linguist whose work with endangered languages is receiving national attention. He conducts expeditions to remote places around the world in his study of global language loss.