The Forest People Book
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

The Forest People

  • Author : Colin Turnbull
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2015-10-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473524170

The Forest People Excerpt :

The Forest People is an astonishingly intimate and life-enhancing account of a hunter-gatherer tribe living in harmony with nature -- and an all-time classic of anthropology. For three years, Colin Turnbull lived with an isolated group of Pygmies deep in the forest of the African Congo, experiencing their daily life first-hand. He attended their hunting parties and initiation ceremonies, witnessed their music and their rituals, observed their quarrels and love affairs. He documented them as an anthropologist but was accepted among them as a friend. A ground-breaking work in its time, The Forest People made him one of the most famous intellectuals of the 1960s and 1970s. It remains a transporting account of an earthly paradise and of a legendary and fascinating people. With a new foreword by Horatio Clare.

The Forest People Book
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

The Forest People

  • Author : Colin Turnbull
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-12-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476728155

The Forest People Excerpt :

The bestselling, classic text on one anthropologist’s incredible experience living among the African Mbuti Pygmies, and what he learned from their culture, customs, and love of life. In this bestselling book, Colin Turnbull, a British cultural anthropologist, details the incredible Mbuti pygmy people and their love of the forest, and each other. Turnbull lived among the Mbuti people for three years as an observer, not a researcher, so he offers a charming and intimate firsthand account of the people and their culture, and especially the individuals and their personalities. The Forest People is a timeless work of academic and humanitarian significance, sure to delight readers as they take a trip into a foreign culture and learn to appreciate the joys of life through the eyes of the Mbuti people.

The Forest People Book
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

The Forest People

  • Author : Colin Turnbull
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1968
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 295
  • ISBN 10 : 9780671640996

The Forest People Excerpt :

An anthropologist describes his observations during three years among the BaMbuti Pygmies

Among the Forest People Book

Among the Forest People

  • Author : Clara Dillingham Pierson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1898
  • Genre: Animals
  • Pages : 236

Among the Forest People Excerpt :

The Forest People without a Forest Book

The Forest People without a Forest

  • Author : Glory M. Lueong
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release Date : 2016-12-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 9781785333811

The Forest People without a Forest Excerpt :

Development interventions often generate contradictions around questions of who benefits from development and which communities are targeted for intervention. This book examines how the Baka, who live in Eastern Cameroon, assert forms of belonging in order to participate in development interventions, and how community life is shaped and reshaped through these interventions. Often referred to as ‘forest people’, the Baka have witnessed many recent development interventions that include competing and contradictory policies such as ‘civilize’, assimilate and integrate the Baka into ‘full citizenship’, conserve the forest and wildlife resources, and preserve indigenous cultures at the verge of extinction.

The Forest People  Africa s Pygmy Tribes Along the Congo River   Their Hunter Gatherer Culture  Village Customs and Bond with Nature Book

The Forest People Africa s Pygmy Tribes Along the Congo River Their Hunter Gatherer Culture Village Customs and Bond with Nature

  • Author : Colin M. Turnbull
  • Publisher : Pantianos Classics
  • Release Date : 2020-02-27
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN 10 : 1789872065

The Forest People Africa s Pygmy Tribes Along the Congo River Their Hunter Gatherer Culture Village Customs and Bond with Nature Excerpt :

In the 1950s, anthropologist Colin Turnbull lived among the pygmies of the Congo river for three years - this is his account of life among the tribespeople. Adventurous as a young man, at the time he moved to the Congo Turnbull already had several years' experience of Africa and its rural cultures. Seeking to shed insight on the pygmy peoples for a wider audience, he sought a home in one of the villages and introduced himself to the locals. Quickly becoming popular in the locality for his courtesy and respectful manners, Turnbull kept a diary and took photographs of the locals, noting their customs and dynamics as a tribal community. The interplay between males and females of the tribe are detailed, with rivalries and conflicts between the younger pygmies. Marriage and the duties therein define the tribe, with complex customs existing between existing and prospective couples. As the tribes live as hunter gatherers, it is necessary for a number of men to be skilled in gathering meat, fruits and vegetables, together with honeycomb - a substance prized by the pygmies for its deliciousness. Turnbull does not bog down his narrative in academic jargon or complex nuance; rather we find an informal, at times even casual, account of life in a forest tribe. We receive a sense of the personalities and priorities accorded; this readability undoubtedly helps us better comprehend the pygmies' lives.

Forests for People Book

Forests for People

  • Author : Anne M Larson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-09-10
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136543760

Forests for People Excerpt :

Who has rights to forests and forest resources? In recent years governments in the South have transferred at least 200 million hectares of forests to communities living in and around them . This book assesses the experience of what appears to be a new international trend that has substantially increased the share of the world's forests under community administration. Based on research in over 30 communities in selected countries in Asia (India, Nepal, Philippines, Laos, Indonesia), Africa (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana) and Latin America (Bolivia, Brazil, Guatemala, Nicaragua), it examines the process and outcomes of granting new rights, assessing a variety of governance issues in implementation, access to forest products and markets and outcomes for people and forests . Forest tenure reforms have been highly varied, ranging from the titling of indigenous territories to the granting of small land areas for forest regeneration or the right to a share in timber revenues. While in many cases these rights have been significant, new statutory rights do not automatically result in rights in practice, and a variety of institutional weaknesses and policy distortions have limited the impacts of change. Through the comparison of selected cases, the chapters explore the nature of forest reform, the extent and meaning of rights transferred or recognized, and the role of authority and citizens' networks in forest governance. They also assess opportunities and obstacles associated with government regulations and markets for forest products and the effects across the cases on livelihoods, forest condition and equity. Published with CIFOR

The Politics of Decentralization Book

The Politics of Decentralization

  • Author : Carol J. Pierce Colfer
  • Publisher : Earthscan
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 9781849773218

The Politics of Decentralization Excerpt :

Decentralization is sweeping the world and having dramatic and far-reaching impacts on resource management and livelihoods, particularly in forestry. This book is the most up-to-date examination of the themes, experiences and lessons learned from decentralization worldwide. Drawing on research and support from all of the major international forestry and conservation organizations, the book provides a balanced account that covers the impact of decentralization on resource management worldwide, and provides comparative global insights with wide implications for policy, management, conservation and resource use and planning. Topics covered include forest governance in federal systems, democratic decentralization of forests and natural resources, paths and pitfalls in decentralization and biodiversity conservation in decentralized forests. The book provides in-depth case studies of decentralization from Bolivia, Ghana, Indonesia, Russia, Scotland, Switzerland, Uganda and the US, as well as highlights from federal countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, India and Malaysia. It also addresses the critical links between the state, forests, communities and power relations in a range of regions and circumstances, and provides case examples of how decentralization has been viewed and experienced by communities in Guatemala, Philippines and Zimbabwe. The Politics of Decentralization is state-of-the-art coverage of decentralization and is essential for practitioners, academics and policy-makers across forestry and the full spectrum of natural resource management.

Yanomami Book


  • Author : William Milliken
  • Publisher : Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 161
  • ISBN 10 : UTEXAS:059173008336338

Yanomami Excerpt :

A highly readable book about the remarkable relationship between a forest people and their environment.

Daughter of the Forest Book
Score: 4
From 94 Ratings

Daughter of the Forest

  • Author : Juliet Marillier
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2010-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429913461

Daughter of the Forest Excerpt :

Daughter of the Forest is a testimony to an incredible author's talent, a first novel and the beginning of a trilogy like no other: a mixture of history and fantasy, myth and magic, legend and love. Lord Colum of Sevenwaters is blessed with six sons: Liam, a natural leader; Diarmid, with his passion for adventure; twins Cormack and Conor, each with a different calling; rebellious Finbar, grown old before his time by his gift of the Sight; and the young, compassionate Padriac. But it is Sorcha, the seventh child and only daughter, who alone is destined to defend her family and protect her land from the Britons and the clan known as Northwoods. For her father has been bewitched, and her brothers bound by a spell that only Sorcha can lift. To reclaim the lives of her brothers, Sorcha leaves the only safe place she has ever known, and embarks on a journey filled with pain, loss, and terror. When she is kidnapped by enemy forces and taken to a foreign land, it seems that there will be no way for her to break the spell that condemns all that she loves. But magic knows no boundaries, and Sorcha will have to choose between the life she has always known and a love that comes only once. Juliet Marillier is a rare talent, a writer who can imbue her characters and her story with such warmth, such heart, that no reader can come away from her work untouched. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Rich Forests  Poor People Book

Rich Forests Poor People

  • Author : Nancy Lee Peluso
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN 10 : 0520073770

Rich Forests Poor People Excerpt :

Lots of Javanese peasants live alongside state-controlled forest lands. Because their legal access and customary rights to the forest have been limited, they have been pushed toward illegal use of forest resources. This book untangles the peasant and state politics which developed in Java.

The Light in the Forest Book
Score: 3.5
From 10 Ratings

The Light in the Forest

  • Author : Conrad Richter
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2013-08-07
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804151016

The Light in the Forest Excerpt :

An adventurous story of a frontier boy raised by Indians, The Light in the Forest is a beloved American classic. When John Cameron Butler was a child, he was captured in a raid on the Pennsylvania frontier and adopted by the great warrrior Cuyloga. Renamed True Son, he came to think of himself as fully Indian. But eleven years later his tribe, the Lenni Lenape, has signed a treaty with the white men and agreed to return their captives, including fifteen-year-old True Son. Now he must go back to the family he has forgotten, whose language is no longer his, and whose ways of dress and behavior are as strange to him as the ways of the forest are to them.

The Forest People Book

The Forest People

  • Author : Jimmy Dilks
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-04-14
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : 9798637231379

The Forest People Excerpt :

What would happen if we removed all but a few humans from society? With 99.99% of the population mysteriously vanishing in the blink of an eye, how would humanity act? Would the survivors help each other, or would the Earth transform into a ruthless arena? Sometimes, it can prove to be a little of both...

The Forest of Hands and Teeth Book
Score: 3.5
From 311 Ratings

The Forest of Hands and Teeth

  • Author : Carrie Ryan
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Release Date : 2009-03-10
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 0375891978

The Forest of Hands and Teeth Excerpt :

In Mary's world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. But, slowly, Mary’s truths are failing her. She’s learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power. And, when the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. Now, she must choose between her village and her future, between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded in so much death? [STAR] "A bleak but gripping story...Poignant and powerful."-Publishers Weekly, Starred "A postapocalyptic romance of the first order, elegantly written from title to last line."-Scott Westerfeld, author of the Uglies series and Leviathan "Intelligent, dark, and bewitching, The Forest of Hands and Teeth transitions effortlessly between horror and beauty. Mary's world is one that readers will not soon forget."-Cassandra Clare, bestselling author of City of Bones "Opening The Forest of Hands and Teeth is like cracking Pandora's box: a blur of darkness and a precious bit of hope pour out. This is a beautifully crafted, page-turning, powerful novel. I thoroughly enjoyed it."-Melissa Marr, bestselling author of Wicked Lovely and Ink Exchange "Dark and sexy and scary. Only one of the Unconsecrated could put this book down."-Justine Larbalestier, author of How to Ditch Your Fairy

The Journeys of Trees  A Story about Forests  People  and the Future Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

The Journeys of Trees A Story about Forests People and the Future

  • Author : Zach St. George
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2020-07-14
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781324001614

The Journeys of Trees A Story about Forests People and the Future Excerpt :

An urgent and illuminating portrait of forest migration, and of the people studying the forests of the past, protecting the forests of the present, and planting the forests of the future. Forests are restless. Any time a tree dies or a new one sprouts, the forest that includes it has shifted. When new trees sprout in the same direction, the whole forest begins to migrate, sometimes at astonishing rates. Today, however, an array of obstacles—humans felling trees by the billions, invasive pests transported through global trade—threaten to overwhelm these vital movements. Worst of all, the climate is changing faster than ever before, and forests are struggling to keep up. A deft blend of science reporting and travel writing, The Journeys of Trees explores the evolving movements of forests by focusing on five trees: giant sequoia, ash, black spruce, Florida torreya, and Monterey pine. Journalist Zach St. George visits these trees in forests across continents, finding sequoias losing their needles in California, fossil records showing the paths of ancient forests in Alaska, domesticated pines in New Zealand, and tender new sprouts of blight-resistant American chestnuts in New Hampshire. Everywhere he goes, St. George meets lively people on conservation’s front lines, from an ecologist studying droughts to an evolutionary evangelist with plans to save a dying species. He treks through the woods with activists, biologists, and foresters, each with their own role to play in the fight for the uncertain future of our environment. An eye-opening investigation into forest migration past and present, The Journeys of Trees examines how we can all help our trees, and our planet, survive and thrive.