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Inhaltsangabe: A photographic celebration of the nomadic Wodaabe of Niger with a narrative that follows a herdsman and his family and kinsmen through one year's journey in parched, sub-Saharan Africa. This volume documents their life, culture, traditions and celebrations.
Rezension: If one picture is worth a thousand words, then the combination of text and images in Nomads of Niger adds up to the equivalent of a whole encyclopedia. The cover photograph alone tells you this will be a special journey; before you even reach the title page you've already been treated to several stunning portraits of a nomadic people known as the Wodaabe, "who number among the last nomads of Africa, indeed among the last nomads on earth." The landscape the Wodaabe inhabit is a harsh one: "In central Niger, between the great Sahara Desert and the grasslands, lies an immense steppe, scattered with scrawny bushes and skeletal trees. For nine months of the year hardly a drop of rain falls. The days are torrid, the nights sometimes freezing cold. And the harmattan, the hot wind out of the desert, blows up relentlessly, filling the air with a sandy haze." Across this no-man's land the Wodaabe herd their cattle, migrating north in the rainy season and south again in the dry months and leaving no trace of their travels as they go.
Photographer Carol Beckwith spent 18 months traveling with one particular band of Wodaabe, and her photographs concentrate on the family of a herdsman named Mokao and his family. Nomads of Niger is more than just a coffee-table book; it is also an informative and highly entertaining account of the lives, customs, rituals, and taboos of the Wodaabe reminiscent of the best of National Geographic magazine.
Titel: Nomads of Niger
Verlag: H.N. Abrams
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung H.N. Abrams. Buchzustand: Good. A sound copy with only light wear. Overall a solid copy at a great price! All orders guaranteed and ship within 24 hours. Before placing your order for please contact us for confirmation on the book's binding. Check out our other listings to add to your order for discounted shipping. Buchnummer des Verkäufers WAL-I-2d-000237
Buchbeschreibung H.N. Abrams, 1983. Buchzustand: Fair. First Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP86351405
Buchbeschreibung H.N. Abrams, 1983. Buchzustand: Good. First Edition. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP93848803
Buchbeschreibung H.N. Abrams. Buchzustand: Good. 1983 - Hardcover - Used - Good - - - Shows some shelf-wear. May contain old price stickers or their residue, inscriptions or dedications from previous owners in first few pages and remainder marks. -. Buchnummer des Verkäufers NQ-01-5-0127
Buchbeschreibung H.N. Abrams, 1983. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Acceptable. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0810907348
Buchbeschreibung H.N. Abrams, 1983. Buchzustand: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_usedgood_0810907348
Buchbeschreibung H.N. Abrams, New York, 1983. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. 1st Edition. 0810907348 No marks or damage from past owners, not a former library book, not a remainder or book club, not clipped, Hardcover. There is one small tear in the dust jacket at the top left corner of the cover. This is a GIFT QUALITY ITEM. Summary: This extraordinary book is the first to be published about a unique and colorful people - the Wodaabe of Niger, in sub-Saharan Africa. Among the few surviving nomads in the world, these tall, slender, handsome, desert dwellers live as they have for centuries, moving their herds across a parched landscape. The central events of their lives-are two great celebrations, culminating in a beautiful and stirring sequence of festive dances. This is a large and/or heavy book and it may require additional postage for international or expedited mail service. All books shipped within 24 hours with U.S. Postal Service Delivery Confirmation, each order is packaged in a new box with bubble wrap, and always your satisfaction is guaranteed. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 016989
Buchbeschreibung HARRY N ABRAMS INC. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. General. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978081090734806. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 01978081090734806
Buchbeschreibung HARRY N ABRAMS INC. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Travel>Travel Writing>General. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 02978081090734803. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 02978081090734803
Buchbeschreibung Jan 01, 1983. Buchzustand: Used: Like New. Near fine book & jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers A8X-T76-FP9