The Other Side of Eden

Hunters, Farmers, and the Shaping of the World

Hugh Brody

North Point Press

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Hugh Brody crystallizes three decades of studying, learning from, crusading for, and thinking about hunter-gatherers in this profound and provocative book. Contrary to stereotype, he says, it is the farmers and their colonizing descendants—ourselves—who are the true nomads, doomed to the geographical and spiritual restlessness embodied in the story of Genesis. By contrast, the hunters have a deep attachment to the place and ways of their ancestors that stems from an enviable sense, distinctively expressed in thought, word, and act, of being part of the fabric of the natural and spiritual worlds.

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Praise for The Other Side of Eden

"The best books change the way you think. This is one of those." --National Geographic Adventure

"An informed, passionate and enlightening volume . . . that draws on an exceedingly rich experience and adds new dimensions to our understanding . . ." --The New York Times

"Brody's book is more than merely a personal story. It is also a radical and ambitious argument about human history." --Newsday

"[Brody] presents a culture of exceptional maturity, rich in many of the things we believe we have lost . . ." --The New Yorker

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Hugh Brody

Hugh Brody is an anthropologist and documentary filmmaker who has worked and traveled extensively among indigenous peoples. He is the author of several previous books.

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The Other Side of Eden
Hunters, Farmers, and the Shaping of the World
Hugh Brody

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
North Point Press
April 2002
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780865476387
ISBN10: 0865476381
5 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches, 384 pages, 2 Maps
$29.00
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