The Forest People

The Forest People
Author: Colin Turnbull
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-10-01
ISBN 10: 1473524172
ISBN 13: 9781473524170
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Forest People Book Review:

The Forest People is an astonishingly intimate and life-enhancing account of a hunter-gatherer tribe living in harmony with nature -- and an all-time classic of anthropology. For three years, Colin Turnbull lived with an isolated group of Pygmies deep in the forest of the African Congo, experiencing their daily life first-hand. He attended their hunting parties and initiation ceremonies, witnessed their music and their rituals, observed their quarrels and love affairs. He documented them as an anthropologist but was accepted among them as a friend. A ground-breaking work in its time, The Forest People made him one of the most famous intellectuals of the 1960s and 1970s. It remains a transporting account of an earthly paradise and of a legendary and fascinating people. With a new foreword by Horatio Clare.

The Forest People without a Forest

The Forest People without a Forest
Author: Glory M. Lueong
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2016-12-01
ISBN 10: 178533381X
ISBN 13: 9781785333811
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Forest People without a Forest Book Review:

Development interventions often generate contradictions around questions of who benefits from development and which communities are targeted for intervention. This book examines how the Baka, who live in Eastern Cameroon, assert forms of belonging in order to participate in development interventions, and how community life is shaped and reshaped through these interventions. Often referred to as ‘forest people’, the Baka have witnessed many recent development interventions that include competing and contradictory policies such as ‘civilize’, assimilate and integrate the Baka into ‘full citizenship’, conserve the forest and wildlife resources, and preserve indigenous cultures at the verge of extinction.

Visits from the Forest People

Visits from the Forest People
Author: Julie Scott
Publsiher: Pine Winds Press
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780937663196
ISBN 13: 0937663190
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Visits from the Forest People Book Review:

Julie Scott and the rest of the Scott family report on their experiences in Western Washington while sharing the forest surrounding their home with a group of Bigfoot, which Scott calls Forest People. The reports include several sightings and other evidence, interactions between the Scott family and the Forest People, and, amusingly, Bigfoot's uncanny ability to avoid being photographed despite the extensive efforts of a team of Bigfoot researchers. Julie includes her thoughts about the origins of Bigfoot, explanations for some of the difficulties in collecting evidence of Bigfoot, thoughts about the current state of Bigfoot research, and suggestions for establishing more effective communication between Bigfoot and humans.

The Forest People

The Forest People
Author: Colin M. Turnbull
Publsiher: London : Chatto and Windus
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1961
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105005335679
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Forest People Book Review:

This study of the BaMbuti Pygmies of the Congo has become a classic work in the finest tradition of literate anthropology. Turnbull lived among the BaMbuti for three years, not as a clinical observer, but as a friend, learning their customs and sharing their daily life. Turnbull describes their hunting parties and nomadic camps, their love affairs and ancient ceremonies--the molimo, in which the Pygmies praise the forest as provider, protector, and deity; the elima, in which the young girls come of age; and the nkumbi circumcision rites, in which the villagers of the surrounding non-Pygmy tribes attempt to assert their authority over the Pygmies, whose forest home they dare not enter.

Among the Forest People

Among the Forest People
Author: Clara Dillingham Pierson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 219
Release: 1898
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:HW2DK8
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Forest People

The Forest People
Author: Colin Macmillan Turnbull
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 9780586084878
ISBN 13: 0586084878
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Forest People Book Review:

Klassisk antropologisk studie af pygmæerne

The Forest People

The Forest People
Author: Jimmy Dilks
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2020-04-14
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9798637231379
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Forest People Book Review:

What would happen if we removed all but a few humans from society? With 99.99% of the population mysteriously vanishing in the blink of an eye, how would humanity act? Would the survivors help each other, or would the Earth transform into a ruthless arena? Sometimes, it can prove to be a little of both...

The Forest People Africa s Pygmy Tribes Along the Congo River Their Hunter Gatherer Culture Village Customs and Bond with Nature

The Forest People  Africa s Pygmy Tribes Along the Congo River   Their Hunter Gatherer Culture  Village Customs and Bond with Nature
Author: Colin M. Turnbull
Publsiher: Pantianos Classics
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2020-02-27
ISBN 10: 9781789872064
ISBN 13: 1789872065
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Forest People Africa s Pygmy Tribes Along the Congo River Their Hunter Gatherer Culture Village Customs and Bond with Nature Book Review:

In the 1950s, anthropologist Colin Turnbull lived among the pygmies of the Congo river for three years - this is his account of life among the tribespeople. Adventurous as a young man, at the time he moved to the Congo Turnbull already had several years' experience of Africa and its rural cultures. Seeking to shed insight on the pygmy peoples for a wider audience, he sought a home in one of the villages and introduced himself to the locals. Quickly becoming popular in the locality for his courtesy and respectful manners, Turnbull kept a diary and took photographs of the locals, noting their customs and dynamics as a tribal community. The interplay between males and females of the tribe are detailed, with rivalries and conflicts between the younger pygmies. Marriage and the duties therein define the tribe, with complex customs existing between existing and prospective couples. As the tribes live as hunter gatherers, it is necessary for a number of men to be skilled in gathering meat, fruits and vegetables, together with honeycomb - a substance prized by the pygmies for its deliciousness. Turnbull does not bog down his narrative in academic jargon or complex nuance; rather we find an informal, at times even casual, account of life in a forest tribe. We receive a sense of the personalities and priorities accorded; this readability undoubtedly helps us better comprehend the pygmies' lives.

Forests for People

Forests for People
Author: Anne M Larson,Deborah Barry,Ganga Ram Dahal
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2012-09-10
ISBN 10: 1136543767
ISBN 13: 9781136543760
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forests for People Book Review:

Who has rights to forests and forest resources? In recent years governments in the South have transferred at least 200 million hectares of forests to communities living in and around them . This book assesses the experience of what appears to be a new international trend that has substantially increased the share of the world's forests under community administration. Based on research in over 30 communities in selected countries in Asia (India, Nepal, Philippines, Laos, Indonesia), Africa (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana) and Latin America (Bolivia, Brazil, Guatemala, Nicaragua), it examines the process and outcomes of granting new rights, assessing a variety of governance issues in implementation, access to forest products and markets and outcomes for people and forests . Forest tenure reforms have been highly varied, ranging from the titling of indigenous territories to the granting of small land areas for forest regeneration or the right to a share in timber revenues. While in many cases these rights have been significant, new statutory rights do not automatically result in rights in practice, and a variety of institutional weaknesses and policy distortions have limited the impacts of change. Through the comparison of selected cases, the chapters explore the nature of forest reform, the extent and meaning of rights transferred or recognized, and the role of authority and citizens' networks in forest governance. They also assess opportunities and obstacles associated with government regulations and markets for forest products and the effects across the cases on livelihoods, forest condition and equity. Published with CIFOR

The Politics of Decentralization

The Politics of Decentralization
Author: Carol J. Pierce Colfer,Doris Capistrano
Publsiher: Earthscan
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 1849773211
ISBN 13: 9781849773218
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Decentralization Book Review:

Decentralization is sweeping the world and having dramatic and far-reaching impacts on resource management and livelihoods, particularly in forestry. This book is the most up-to-date examination of the themes, experiences and lessons learned from decentralization worldwide. Drawing on research and support from all of the major international forestry and conservation organizations, the book provides a balanced account that covers the impact of decentralization on resource management worldwide, and provides comparative global insights with wide implications for policy, management, conservation and resource use and planning. Topics covered include forest governance in federal systems, democratic decentralization of forests and natural resources, paths and pitfalls in decentralization and biodiversity conservation in decentralized forests. The book provides in-depth case studies of decentralization from Bolivia, Ghana, Indonesia, Russia, Scotland, Switzerland, Uganda and the US, as well as highlights from federal countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, India and Malaysia. It also addresses the critical links between the state, forests, communities and power relations in a range of regions and circumstances, and provides case examples of how decentralization has been viewed and experienced by communities in Guatemala, Philippines and Zimbabwe. The Politics of Decentralization is state-of-the-art coverage of decentralization and is essential for practitioners, academics and policy-makers across forestry and the full spectrum of natural resource management.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals
Author: Pia Katila,Carol J. Pierce Colfer,Wil de Jong,Glenn Galloway,Pablo Pacheco,Georg Winkel
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 652
Release: 2019-12-12
ISBN 10: 1108486991
ISBN 13: 9781108486996
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Development Goals Book Review:

A global assessment of potential and anticipated impacts of efforts to achieve the SDGs on forests and related socio-economic systems. This title is available as Open Access via Cambridge Core.

Yanomami

Yanomami
Author: William Milliken,Bruce Albert,Gale Goodwin Gomez
Publsiher: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Total Pages: 161
Release: 1999
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UTEXAS:059173008336338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yanomami Book Review:

A highly readable book about the remarkable relationship between a forest people and their environment.

Forest of Tigers

Forest of Tigers
Author: Annu Jalais
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2014-06-03
ISBN 10: 1136198687
ISBN 13: 9781136198687
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forest of Tigers Book Review:

Acclaimed for its unique ecosystem and Royal Bengal tigers, the mangrove islands that comprise the Sundarbans area of the Bengal delta are the setting for this pioneering anthropological work. The key question that the author explores is: what do tigers mean for the islanders of the Sundarbans? The diverse origins and current occupations of the local population produce different answers to this question – but for all, ‘the tiger question’ is a significant social marker. Far more than through caste, tribe or religion, the Sundarbans islanders articulate their social locations and interactions by reference to the non-human world – the forest and its terrifying protagonist, the man-eating tiger. The book combines rich ethnography on a little-known region with contemporary theoretical insights to provide a new frame of reference to understand social relations in the Indian subcontinent. It will be of interest to scholars and students of anthropology, sociology, development studies, religion and cultural studies, as well as those working on environment, conservation, the state and issues relating to discrimination and marginality.

Sustaining the Forest the People and the Spirit

Sustaining the Forest  the People  and the Spirit
Author: Thomas Davis
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2000-01-06
ISBN 10: 9780791444153
ISBN 13: 0791444155
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustaining the Forest the People and the Spirit Book Review:

Documents and describes the Menominee Indians' tribal practice of sustainable environmental development.

The Maya Tropical Forest

The Maya Tropical Forest
Author: James D. Nations
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN 10: 0292778775
ISBN 13: 9780292778771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Maya Tropical Forest Book Review:

The Maya Tropical Forest, which occupies the lowlands of southern Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize, is the closest rainforest to the United States and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Western Hemisphere. It has been home to the Maya peoples for nearly four millennia, starting around 1800 BC. Ancient cities in the rainforest such as Palenque, Yaxchilan, Tikal, and Caracol draw thousands of tourists and scholars seeking to learn more about the prehistoric Maya. Their contemporary descendants, the modern Maya, utilize the forest's natural resources in village life and international trade, while striving to protect their homeland from deforestation and environmental degradation. Writing for both visitors and conservationists, James Nations tells the fascinating story of how ancient and modern Maya peoples have used and guarded the rich natural resources of the Maya Tropical Forest. He opens with a natural history that profiles the forest's significant animals and plants. Nations then describes the Maya peoples, biological preserves, and major archaeological sites in Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize. Drawing on more than twenty-five years of conservation work in the Maya Tropical Forest, Nations tells first-hand stories of the creation of national parks and other protected areas to safeguard the region's natural resources and archaeological heritage. He concludes with an expert assessment of the forest's future in which he calls for expanded archaeological tourism to create an ecologically sustainable economic base for the region.

Children of the Forest

Children of the Forest
Author: Kevin Duffy
Publsiher: Waveland Press
Total Pages: 180
Release: 1995-12-06
ISBN 10: 1478608587
ISBN 13: 9781478608585
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children of the Forest Book Review:

This intimate study portrays the hunter-gatherer Mbuti pygmies of Zaire. Kevin Duffy describes how these forest nomads, who are as adapted to the forest as its wildlife, gratefully acknowledge their beloved home as the source of everything they need: food, clothing, shelter, and affection. Looking on the forest in deified terms, they sing and pray to it and call themselves its children. With his patience and knowledge of their ways, Duffy was accepted by these, the worlds smallest people, and invited to participate in the cycle of their lives from birth to death.

Mountain People

Mountain People
Author: Colin Turnbull
Publsiher: Touchstone
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1987-07-02
ISBN 10: 9780671640989
ISBN 13: 0671640984
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mountain People Book Review:

In "The Mountain People," Colin The Forest People" - describes the dehumanization of the Ik, African tribesmen who in less than three generations have deteriorated from being once-prosperous hunters to scattered bands of hostile, starving people whose only goal is individual survival. Forbidden by the Ugandan government to hunt game in the Kidepo National Park, the Ik are compelled to farm and forage for food in the barren mountain heights adjoining the park. Drought and starvation have made them a strange and heartless people, mistrustful of their own kind - their days occupied with constant competition and the search for food. Isolated from one another, each family is separated in its own compound within the village's fortress walls. And each family is itself divided: husbands, wives, and children remorselessly avoid helping one another find food. Sad, disturbing, and eloquently written, "The Mountain People" is a moving meditation on human nature, our capacity for goodness, and the fragility of human society. It is a brilliant, modern classic of anthropology.

People and Forests

People and Forests
Author: Clark C. Gibson,Associate Professor Dept of Political Science Margaret A McKean,Margaret A. McKean,Elinor Ostrom
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780262571371
ISBN 13: 0262571374
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

People and Forests Book Review:

People and Forests explores the complex interactions between local communities and their forests, focusing on the rules by which communities govern and manage their forest resources.

The Journeys of Trees A Story about Forests People and the Future

The Journeys of Trees  A Story about Forests  People  and the Future
Author: Zach St. George
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-07-14
ISBN 10: 1324001615
ISBN 13: 9781324001614
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Journeys of Trees A Story about Forests People and the Future Book Review:

An urgent and illuminating portrait of forest migration, and of the people studying the forests of the past, protecting the forests of the present, and planting the forests of the future. Forests are restless. Any time a tree dies or a new one sprouts, the forest that includes it has shifted. When new trees sprout in the same direction, the whole forest begins to migrate, sometimes at astonishing rates. Today, however, an array of obstacles—humans felling trees by the billions, invasive pests transported through global trade—threaten to overwhelm these vital movements. Worst of all, the climate is changing faster than ever before, and forests are struggling to keep up. A deft blend of science reporting and travel writing, The Journeys of Trees explores the evolving movements of forests by focusing on five trees: giant sequoia, ash, black spruce, Florida torreya, and Monterey pine. Journalist Zach St. George visits these trees in forests across continents, finding sequoias losing their needles in California, fossil records showing the paths of ancient forests in Alaska, domesticated pines in New Zealand, and tender new sprouts of blight-resistant American chestnuts in New Hampshire. Everywhere he goes, St. George meets lively people on conservation’s front lines, from an ecologist studying droughts to an evolutionary evangelist with plans to save a dying species. He treks through the woods with activists, biologists, and foresters, each with their own role to play in the fight for the uncertain future of our environment. An eye-opening investigation into forest migration past and present, The Journeys of Trees examines how we can all help our trees, and our planet, survive and thrive.

Kings of the Forest

Kings of the Forest
Author: Jana Fortier
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2009-04-30
ISBN 10: 0824863240
ISBN 13: 9780824863241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kings of the Forest Book Review:

In today’s world hunter-gatherer societies struggle with seemingly insurmountable problems: deforestation and encroachment, language loss, political domination by surrounding communities. Will they manage to survive? This book is about one such society living in the monsoon rainforests of western Nepal: the Raute. Kings of the Forest explores how this elusive ethnic group, the last hunter-gatherers of the Himalayas, maintains its traditional way of life amidst increasing pressure to assimilate. Author Jana Fortier examines Raute social strategies of survival as they roam the lower Himalayas gathering wild yams and hunting monkeys. Hunting is part of a symbiotic relationship with local Hindu farmers, who find their livelihoods threatened by the monkeys’ raids on their crops. Raute hunting helps the Hindus, who consider the monkeys sacred and are reluctant to kill the animals themselves. Fortier explores Raute beliefs about living in the forest and the central importance of foraging in their lives. She discusses Raute identity formation, nomadism, trade relations, and religious beliefs, all of which turn on the foragers’ belief in the moral goodness of their unique way of life. The book concludes with a review of issues that have long been important to anthropologists—among them, biocultural diversity and the shift from an evolutionary focus on the ideal hunter-gatherer to an interest in hunter-gatherer diversity. Kings of the Forest will be welcomed by readers of anthropology, Asian studies, environmental studies, ecology, cultural geography, and ethnic studies. It will also be eagerly read by those who recognize the critical importance of preserving and understanding the connections between biological and cultural diversity.