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Hunter and Habitat in the Central Kalahari Desert - George B. Silberbauer

Hunter and Habitat in the Central Kalahari Desert

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Published: 10th August 1981
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The Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana is a sand desert covered by scrub and thorn forest, dry and bitterly cold in winter and extremely hot in summer before the short wet season. The only kinds of vegetation surviving this climate are short-lived annuals and deciduous species that lie dormant in the dry season. In this inhospitable territory live the hunter-gatherer G/wi bushmen. George Silberbauer has lived and worked among the G/wi for over ten years. In Hunter and Habitat, he analyses the ways in which G/wi society and culture have been shaped by the rugged natural environment. The book provides a thorough analysis of G/wi society, describing their social, political, and economic organization, their living patterns, subsistence technology, and seasonal adaptations. In short, Hunter and Habitat describes and elucidates the foundation of G/wi society: the interrelationships of the bushmen, their sociocultural system, and their habitat.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Note on orthography
Introduction
The habitat
The G/wi universe
Social organization
Utilization of the habitat
Socioecology of the G/wi
Bibliography
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521281355
ISBN-10: 0521281350
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 10th August 1981
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.01
Weight (kg): 0.52