Reindeer people: living with animals and spirits in Siberia

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HarperCollins, Mar 7, 2005 - Fiction - 464 pages
A voyage of discovery into the life of a remote aboriginal community in the Siberian Arctic, where the reindeer has been a part of daily life since Palaeolithic times.

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A remarkable insight into the life and culture of the Eveny, Vitebsky is not only a scholar but also a gifted writer, who is able to vividly bring to life the people, the land and animals he met ... Read full review

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British anthropologist trying to understand the lives of Siberian reindeer herders - told with sympathy against the backdrop of the changing political landscape of the USSR between 1988 and 2005. Particularly intriguing is their feeling for, and relationship with, their land. Read full review


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Piers Vitebsky is an anthropologist & Head of Social Sciences at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, England. He is author of "Dialogues with the Dead".

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