Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: In 1886, the Ihalmiut people of northern Canada numbered seven thousand; by 1946, when Farley Mowat began his two-year stay in the Arctic, the population had fallen to just forty. With them, he observed for the first time the phenomenon that would inspire him for the rest of his life: the millennia-old migration of the Arctic's caribou herds. He also endured bleak, interminable winters, suffered agonizing shortages of food, and witnessed the continual, devastating intrusions of outsiders bent on exploitation. Here, in this classic and first book to demonstrate the mammoth literary talent that would produce some of the most memorable books of the next half-century, best-selling author Farley Mowat chronicles his harrowing experiences. People of the Deer is the lyrical ethnography of a beautiful and endangered society. It is a mournful reproach to those who would manipulate and destroy indigenous cultures throughout the world. Most of all, it is a tribute to the last People of the Deer, the diminished Ihalmiuts, whose calamitous encounter with our civilization resulted in their unnecessary demise. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
` There is much beauty in this book and....a lesson that should stir the desire for amends.` -The Province (Vancouver) In 1886, the Ihalmiut of northern Canada numbered 7,000 souls; by 1946, when twenty-five-year-old Farley Mowat travelled to the Arctic, their population had dwindled to only forty. Living among them, he observed the millennia-old migration of the caribou in their teeming multitudes. With the Ihalmiut, Mowat endured bleak winters, suffered food shortages, and witnessed the continual, devastating intrusions of interlopers bent on exploitation of the Arctic.
"A beautifully written book...Mowat's challenge cannot be ignored."
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Buchbeschreibung Paperback. Buchzustand: Acceptable. All books are pre-owned and will have been read by someone else before you. They may well show signs of minor wear and tear. Please note, cover images are illustrative only, and the actual book cover and edition can vary. Buchnummer des Verkäufers L41SUE045K5-001
Buchbeschreibung Little, Brown, Boston, 1952. hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. [1st ed.]. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP87543073
Buchbeschreibung Little Brown & Company. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. 0316586420 New Condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers NEW4.0146315
Buchbeschreibung Little Brown & Company, 1952. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020316586420
Buchbeschreibung Little Brown & Company, 1952. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110316586420