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Tribe: Adventures in a Changing World

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Over several years, Parry spent a month living with fifteen different tribes. The result is an insight into wildly differing cultures that are vibrant, hospitable and full of spirit. This book is based on the hugely successful BBC 2 series. His encounters also throw up some thought-provoking and challenging questions: Is change good? Should we protect tribes people? And, m ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by Penguin Books (first published September 20th 2007)
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Iset
Feb 24, 2011 Iset rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of the tv show, travellers, everyone
Recommended to Iset by: No one
I pre-ordered this book in eager anticipation of the full stories of the tribes in glorious depth and thick detail, my appetite whetted by the excellent television series which I followed on tv from episode one of series one. However, having read it, it becomes abundantly clear that this book is an accessory and accompaniment to the series, not a detailed stand alone from which the series derived. It covers the main events of the episodes, but not in as much detail as the programmes, and omits m ...more
Noel Peries
Jan 11, 2008 Noel Peries rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Hey Cass, you'll love this book based on a ex royal marine called Bruce Parry and a small camera crew that visits some of the remotest tribes in the world, the documentary films Bruce as he is allowed to first live with a tribe, and live amongst each community for a few months. Its fascinating, in one tribe he visits a tribe in new guniea, and lives with 3 men in a house built into the canopy of the forest.

One of the men after a while takes a liking to Bruce and decides to cuddle up to him as th
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K.J. Pierce
Dec 20, 2008 K.J. Pierce rated it really liked it
I love Bruce Parry and was finally able to watch all three seasons of Tribe thanks to it being a UK show available on DVD. The book was interesting and did fill in some of the gaps between what was shown on the show and what was left on the cutting room floor, though it didn't go as in depth as I would have liked.
Lorraine
Jul 02, 2012 Lorraine rated it it was amazing
Fantastic read! A roller coaster ride from your sofa of many ways of being in the world and many ways of seeing the world. I loved this book and am now on the look out for the documentary series that the book was written to accompany!
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May 21, 2013 Phil Tall rated it liked it
Another book I wanted to like, but didn't. The series was great and the book not so great!
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