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Summers, Diane;Valli, Eric

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ISBN 10: 0810924080 / ISBN 13: 9780810924086
Editorial: Harry N Abrams Inc, New York, 1988
Condición: Very Good+ Encuadernación de tapa blanda
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Light green lettering on a pictorial green background. Very minor wear to the lower front corner. A very good copy of this fascinating collection of full colour photographs by Eric Valli documenting the men of the Gurung tribe who travel into the Nepalese jungle twice a year to raid the nests of giant black bees for honey and wax. This is a large book and may require additional shipping charges. Size: 11.25 x 15.25. N° de ref. de la librería 003601

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Editorial: Harry N Abrams Inc, New York

Año de publicación: 1988

Encuadernación: Large Format Paperback

Condición del libro:Very Good+

Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Jacket

Edición: First Edition.

Tipo de libro: Bee Culture

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Photographs show life among the Gurung people and the techniques they use in gathering honey from cliffside hives

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Twice a year, Gurung tribesmen of west-central Nepal enter the jungle in search of honey. Valli and Summers, freelance photojournalists, lived with the honey hunters for eight months and here document this ancient tradition. They tell of the band of nine honey hunters, led by the 63-year-old Mani Lal whose responsibility is unique: he alone descends a bamboo ladder hundreds of feet down sheer rock faces to find the hives of giant black bees nestled on the cliff walls. Once he discovers a nestwhich may be as large as four by six feethe drives the bees out with smoke, and then, still suspended by the ladder over the cliff face, dislodges the hive with bamboo poles. The hive is then lowered via pulleys to the other hunters waiting below, and Mani Lal climbs on to locate another nest. The oversize volume is replete with large color photographs that detail every aspect of the honey hunt; also included are portraits of the Gurung and, somewhat incongruously, pictures of hunters trapping more conventional preyantelope, deer and wolves. The photographs, though often beautiful, are more fascinating as anthropology than as individual works of art.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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