Anthropology Books The Spears of Twilight Life and Death in the Amazon Jungle by Philippe Descola 1993 New Press Books for Readers Gifts

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This is a very good hardcover with dust jacket. 1993 New Press Books. This copy is still crisp and clean inside. NOTE: only marking seen is small remnant of store sticker on first blank page. No other markings seen. The binding is tight and straight. Black hardcover boards with black cloth quarter trim under jacket are also very good with only very light shelf wear. The accompanying dust jacket is very good with only light shelf wear. Medium octavo book size or 6.5" x 9.5" with 459 pages including index.

The Spear of Twilight - Life and Death in the Amazon Jungle by Philippe Descola is the story of 3 years among the legendary Jivaro Indians of South America. Isolated in the jungle of the Upper Amazon on the border of Ecuador and Peru, the Achuar are a tribe of Jivaros whose reputation for headhunting has kept them safe for centuries from incursions by white men. The author leads readers through the joys and sorrows of daily life.

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