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    People of the Deer (Death of a People) (Paperback) By (author) Farley Mowat

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    DescriptionIn 1886, the Ihalmiut people of northern Canada numbered seven thousand; by 1946, when Farley Mowat began his two-year stay in the Arctic, the population had fallen to just forty. With them, he observed for the first time the phenomenon that would inspire him for the rest of his life: the millennia-old migration of the Arctic's caribou herds. He also endured bleak, interminable winters, suffered agonizing shortages of food, and witnessed the continual, devastating intrusions of outsiders bent on exploitation. Here, in this classic and first book to demonstrate the mammoth literary talent that would produce some of the most memorable books of the next half-century, best-selling author Farley Mowat chronicles his harrowing experiences. People of the Deer is the lyrical ethnography of a beautiful and endangered society. It is a mournful reproach to those who would manipulate and destroy indigenous cultures throughout the world. Most of all, it is a tribute to the last People of the Deer, the diminished Ihalmiuts, whose calamitous encounter with our civilization resulted in their unnecessary demise.

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    People of the Deer
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Farley Mowat
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 287
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 399 g
    ISBN 13: 9780786714780
    ISBN 10: 0786714786

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 02
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23690
    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    Libri: I-TR
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET150
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/NATAMR
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000, HIS046000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ARCTIC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET034
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CANADN
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 50
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS028000, SOC021000
    B&T Approval Code: A15601800
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000, TRV020000
    B&T Approval Code: A15800000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 971.93004971
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 971.93004971
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 971.9/30049712
    LC classification: E99.E7 M86 2005
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: DNB
    Edition statement
    Carroll & Graf ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Carroll & Graf Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    Carroll & Graf Publishers Inc
    Publication date
    20 December 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "This is a fascinating and beautiful book."