Synopses & Reviews
Gleb Raygorodetsky reveals that these islands of biological and cultural diversity in the ever-rising sea of development and urbanization represent a "archipelago of hope," for here lies humankind's best chance to remember our roots and how to take care of the Earth. These communities are implementing creative solutions to meet these new challenges. Solutions that are relevant to the rest of us We meet the Ilchamus of Kenya, the Altai of Russia, the Skolt Sami of Finland, the Karen of Myanmar, the Sapara of Ecuador, the Kuku Nyungkal of Australia, and the Tla-o-qui-aht of Canada. Intimate portraits of these men and women, youth and elders, emerge against the backdrop of their traditional practices on land and water. Though there are brutal realties--pollution, corruption, forced assimilation--Raygorodetsky's prose resonates with the positive, the adaptive, the spiritual--and hope.