The Falling Sky by Davi Kopenawa,Nicholas Elliott,Alison Dundy

By Davi Kopenawa,Nicholas Elliott,Alison Dundy

Anthropologist Bruce Albert captures the poetic voice of Davi Kopenawa, shaman and spokesman for the Yanomami of the Brazilian Amazon, during this precise studying experience--a coming-of-age tale, old account, and shamanic philosophy, yet such a lot of all an impassioned plea to admire local rights and look after the Amazon rainforest.

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