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The Reindeer People

Living with Animals and Spirits in Siberia

The Reindeer People( )
Author: Vitebsky, Piers
Publication Date:Dec 2006
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $26.95
Book Description:

In this acclaimed work, the anthropologist Piers Vitebsky offers a unique account of the Eveny, nomads who live in intimate partnership with an extraordinary animal. For centuries reindeer have provided the Eveny with food, fur, transport, and spiritual sustenance, enabling them to survive in the world's coldest inhabited region, the Siberian taiga, where winter ice freezes six feet thick and the temperature drops to ninety-six degrees below zero. The book presents a...
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Vitebsky, Piers (Author)
Piers Vitebsky is an anthropologist & Head of Social Sciences at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, England. He is author of "Dialogues with the Dead".


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