Anthropologist: Scientist of the People

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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Imagine making your living by hunting, fishing, and collecting wild plants and insects. Imagine having to worry about being attacked by a jaguar or some other wild animal. This is how our ancestors lived for hundreds of thousands of years, but only a few peoples carry on this ancient lifestyle today. One of the few are the Ache, hunter-gatherers living in Paraguay, a country in South America.
Magdalena Hurtado is an anthropologist who has been studying the Ache for fifteen years. She has spent years living with the Ache people: learning their language, observing their history. The photographs and text offer invaluable insight into the work of an anthropologist.

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User Review  - HannahRevard - LibraryThing

This book is about Magdalena Hurtado, an anthropologist who spent fifteen years with the Ache, an endangered tribe in South America, and her findings on how they live. They are hunter-gatherers with a ... Read full review

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In Anthropologist Scientist of the People, by Mary Batten, the author discusses a case study of a hunter gather society called the Aché in Paraguay. She talks about their culture but also about ... Read full review

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Mary Batten is an award-winning writer for television, film and publishing. Her many writing projects have taken her into tropical rainforests, astronomical observatories, scientific laboratories and medical research centers. She is the author of many nature/science books for adults and children, dozens of magazine articles and some 50 television scripts for Time-Life Films, National Geographic, Walt Disney Educational Media and others. She was nominated for an Emmy for her work on the Children's Television Workshop's 3-2-1 CONTACT series. Her newest book, HOW TO HAVE SEX IF YOU'RE NOT HUMAN: Intimate Journeys in Natural History, can be found on Kindle Books. Her other books include SEXUAL STRATEGIES: HOW FEMALES CHOOSE THEIR MATES, which The New York Times called "Fun and delightful to read, offering an abundance of fascinating facts." This book led to an appearance on OPRAH. Her children's book, ALIENS FROM EARTH: When Animals and Plants Invade Other Ecosystems, won the 2006 Izaak Walton League of America Conservation Book of the Year Award and was adopted by New York City Public Schools in support of the 4th grade science requirement for study of ecosystems. Her children's book, BABY WOLF, was selected by both Scholastic and Troll Book clubs. PLEASE DON'T WAKE THE ANIMALS describes animal sleep habits. Her magazine articles have appeared in Cosmopolitan, Ladies' Home Journal, Modern Maturity and others. Her magazine article for Science Digest, "Sexual Choice: The Female's Newly Discovered Role," won The Newswomen's Club of New York's Front Page Award for best feature story.

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