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Anthropologist: Scientist of the People (Scientists in the Field)

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Imagine making your living by hunting, fishing, and collecting wild plants and insects. Imagine having to worry about being attacked by a jaguar or some other wild animal. This is how our ancestors lived for hundreds of thousands of years, but only a few peoples carry on this ancient lifestyle today. One of the few are the Ache, hunter-gatherers living in Paraguay, a count ...more
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published September 24th 2001 by HMH Books for Young Readers
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David
Apr 24, 2011 David rated it really liked it
Mary Batten writes about her experience as both an anthropologist and specifically her work and study of the Aché tribe located in rural Paraguay. She describes the customs, culture, art, and daily living of this hunter-gatherer tribe, as well as their rich history, relatively unchanged first by Spanish colonialism, and presently by transnational globalization. With vivid, dynamic photographs by A. Magdalena Hurtado and Kim Hill included, readers will both see and read about how this indigenous ...more
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Oct 13, 2010 James rated it really liked it
Portrait for children of an anthropologist who studies the Ache people of Paraguay and specializes in evolutionary ecology. Intelligent account of doing cultural field work and of life in one of the last extant hunter-gatherer cultures (the Ache live on a reservation, but are permitted to forage in the adjoining national forest, so long as they confine themselves to traditional methods).
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Mary Batten is an award-winning writer for television, film and publishing. Her many writing projects have taken her into tropical rainforests, astronomical observatories, scientific laboratories, and medical research centers.

She is the author of Who Has A Belly Button (Peachtree 2004); Aliens from Earth – 2006 Isaak Walton Conservation Book of the Year Award; Selected by New York City Public Scho
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