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Anthropologist: Scientist of the People (Scientists in the Field)
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Imagine making your living by hunting, fishing, and collecting wild plants and insects. Imagine having to worry about being attacked by a jaguar or some other wild animal. This is how our ancestors lived for hundreds of thousands of years, but only a few peoples carry on this ancient lifestyle today. One of the few are the Ache, hunter-gatherers living in Paraguay, a country in South America.
Magdalena Hurtado is an anthropologist who has been studying the Ache for fifteen years. She has spent years living with the Ache people: learning their language, observing their history. The photographs and text offer invaluable insight into the work of an anthropologist.
Anthropologist Hurtado relates how she spent more than 15 years studying the Ache, hunter-gatherers living in Paraguay in South America, and how she spent years living with the Ache, learning their language and observing their history. Full-color photos.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 64) and index.
About the Author
Mary Batten is the author of science books for children and adults. She also writes for television, film, and magazines. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband, composer Ed Bland.
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