By: P Descola
388 pages, Figs
The Achuar Indians of the Upper Amazon have developed sophisticated strategies of resource management. The author documents their knowledge of the environment, and explains how it is interwoven with cosmological ideas that endow nature with the characteristics of society.
' ... an historical and ethnographic contribution to the study of a particularly important area of the New World, at the hinge of Amazonian and Andean high cultures. It is also ... of undoubted theoretical and methodological value, one that directs anthropological thought in new directions.' Claude Levi-Strauss
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