Douglas & McIntyre
Light at the Edge of the World

Book details:

February 2007
ISBN 978-1-55365-267-0
Paperback - Trade
5" x 7 3/4"
224 pages
Social Science / Anthropology
History / Social History HIS054000
Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural SOC002010
Cultural Studies
$16.95 CAD

Douglas & McIntyre

Light at the Edge of the World

A Journey Through the Realm of Vanishing Cultures

Excerpt / Additional Content

In Haiti, a Vodoun priestess responds to the rhythm of drums and, taken by the spirit, handles burning embers with impunity. In the Amazonian lowlands, a Waorani Hunter detects the scent of animal urine at forty paces and identifies the species that deposited it in the rain forest On an open escarpment in the high Arctic, Inuit elders fuse myth with landscape, interpreting the past in the shadow of clouds cast upon ice. Just to know that nomadic hunters exist is to remember that the human imagination is vast, fluid, infinite in its capacity for social and spiritual invention.