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The Old Way: A Story of the First People
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Picador USA
Publication date October 30, 2007
Pages 348
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780312427283
ISBN-10 031242728X
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Original list price $18.00
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The author of The Hidden Life of Dogs revisits her experiences as a young woman studying the Bushmen of the Kalahari in Africa and documents their behavior as hunter-gatherers. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
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Elizabeth Marshall Thomas was nineteen when her father took his family to live among the Bushmen of the Kalahari. Fifty years later, after a life of writing and study, Thomas returns to her experiences with the Bushmen, one of the last hunter-gatherer societies on earth, and discovers among them an essential link to the origins of all human society.

Humans lived for 1,500 centuries as roving clans, adapting daily to changes in environment and food supply, living for the most part like their animal ancestors. Those origins are not so easily abandoned, Thomas suggests, and our modern society has plenty still to learn from the Bushmen.

Through her vivid, empathic account, Thomas reveals a template for the lives and societies of all humankind.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780374225520
 
from Farrar Straus & Giroux (October 6, 2006)
9780374225520 | details & prices | 343 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $27.00
About: The author revisits her experiences studying the Kalahari San in Africa and documents their behavior as hunter-gatherers.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Picador USA (October 30, 2007)
9780312427283 | details & prices | 348 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $18.00
About: The author of The Hidden Life of Dogs revisits her experiences as a young woman studying the Bushmen of the Kalahari in Africa and documents their behavior as hunter-gatherers.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781400103072
 
Unabridged edition from Tantor Media Inc (October 30, 2006)
9781400103072 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $34.99
About: The author revisits her experiences studying the Kalahari San in Africa and documents their behavior as hunter-gatherers.

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