The Resource A million years with you : a memoir of life observed, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

A million years with you : a memoir of life observed, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

Label
A million years with you : a memoir of life observed
Title
A million years with you
Title remainder
a memoir of life observed
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How is it that an untrained, self-taught observer and writer could see things that professional anthropologists often missed? How is that a pioneering woman, working in male-dominated fields, without sponsors or credentials, could accomplish more than so many more celebrated and professionally educated men could manage? How can we all unlock the wisdom of the world simply by paying close attention? With their intelligence and acute insight into other cultures and species, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas's many books have won a wide and loving audience. In A Million Years with You, this legendary author shares stories from her life, showing how a formative experience in South West Africa (now Namibia) in the 1950s taught her how to pay attention to the ancient wisdom of animals and humankind. As a young woman, Marshall Thomas joined her family on an anthropological expedition to the Kalahari Desert, where she conducted fieldwork among the Ju/wa Bushmen, later publishing her findings as The Harmless People. After college, a wedding, and the birth of two children, she returned to Uganda shortly before Idi Amin's bloody coup. Her skills as an observer and a writer would be put to the test on many other occasions working with dogs, cats, cougars, deer--and with more personal struggles. A Million Years with You is a powerful memoir from a pioneering woman, an icon of American letters
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomas, Elizabeth Marshall
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3570.H56253
LC item number
Z46 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thomas, Elizabeth Marshall
  • Women authors, American
Label
A million years with you : a memoir of life observed, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-282)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Uganda
  • Nigeria
  • Dark
  • Warrior
  • The ice maiden
  • Love and work
  • Research
  • Writing
  • A million years with you
  • 80
  • Prologue: Gaia
  • The woods
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Kalahari
  • The Ju/Wasi
  • Steve
  • Marriage
Control code
ocn841199073
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9780547763958
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013000615
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)841199073
Label
A million years with you : a memoir of life observed, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-282)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Uganda
  • Nigeria
  • Dark
  • Warrior
  • The ice maiden
  • Love and work
  • Research
  • Writing
  • A million years with you
  • 80
  • Prologue: Gaia
  • The woods
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Kalahari
  • The Ju/Wasi
  • Steve
  • Marriage
Control code
ocn841199073
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9780547763958
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013000615
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)841199073

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