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    DescriptionOne of our most influential anthropologists reevaluates her long and illustrious career by returning to her roots-and the roots of life as we know it When Elizabeth Marshall Thomas first arrived in Africa to live among the Kalahari San, or bushmen, it was 1950, she was nineteen years old, and these last surviving hunter-gatherers were living as humans had lived for 15,000 centuries. Thomas wound up writing about their world in a seminal work, "The Harmless People" (1959). It has never gone out of print. Back then, this was uncharted territory and little was known about our human origins. Today, our beginnings are better understood. And after a lifetime of interest in the bushmen, Thomas has come to see that their lifestyle reveals great, hidden truths about human evolution. As she displayed in her bestseller, "The Hidden Life of Dogs," Thomas has a rare gift for giving voice to the voices we don't usually listen to, and helps us see the path that we have taken in our human journey. In "The Old Way," she shows how the skills and customs of the hunter-gatherer share much in common with the survival tactics of our animal predecessors. And since it is "knowledge, not objects, that endure" over time, Thomas vividly brings us to see how linked we are to our origins in the animal kingdom. "The Old Way" is a rare and remarkable achievement, sure to stir up controversy, and worthy of celebration.

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    The Old Way
    A Story of the First People
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, Narrator Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 163 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    ISBN 13: 9781400103072
    ISBN 10: 140010307X

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1H
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
    BISAC V2.8: HIS001000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SAFRIC
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55590
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002010, HIS001040
    DC21: 305.8961
    DC22: 305.8961, 305.896/1
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: DT1558.S38 T46 2006B
    Thema V1.0: NHH
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1H
    Edition statement
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    01 November 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Elizabeth Marshall Thomas is the author of seven books, nonfiction and fiction --among them "The Hidden Life of Dogs, The Harmless People," and "Reindeer Moon." She's written for "The New Yorker, National Geographic," and "The Atlantic," and lives in New Hampshire. Coming soon...
    Review quote
    "Thomas's voice is...wise and loving: she helps us see as [the Kung! San] do and takes us with her through their endangered, fragile environment." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Audio Review