padThe Other Side of Eden Hunters, Farmers, and the  Shaping of the World

by Hugh Brody

Having lived among the Inuit and other Arctic people, Brody provides a tangible portrayal of hunter-gatherers existing on the margins of developed societies. He discovers a unique vitality in hunter-gatherer cultures, even though they are rapidly giving way to farming societies. This spirit remains unfettered by agricultural concerns. Indeed, Brody proposes that hunter-gatherer cultures are more settled and rooted to particular areas than farming societies are. Hunter-gatherer cultures are revealed here as the keepers of an important element in the human experience. Originally published in Canada in 2000.

N Point Pr, 2001, 376 p., hardcover

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