In the Arms of Africa: The Life of Colin M. Turnbull

Author(s): Roy Richard Grinker

Natural History

Colin Turnbull made a name for himself with The Forest People, his acclaimed study of African Pygmies. His second book, however, The Mountain People, ignited a swirl of controversy within anthropology and tainted Turnbull's reputation as a respected anthropologist.In this scrupulously researched biography, Roy Richard Grinker charts the rise and fall of this colorful and controversial man-from his Scottish family and British education to travels in Africa and his great love affair with Joe Towles. Grinker, noted for his own work on the Pygmies, herein gives readers a fascinating account of Turnbull's life and work. Originally published by St. Martin's Press


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General Fields

  • : 9780312229467
  • : Palgrave Macmillan
  • : Palgrave Macmillan
  • : 0.680389
  • : August 2000
  • : 1.28 Inches X 6.5 Inches X 9.56 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Roy Richard Grinker
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 368