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A Million Years with You: A Memoir of Life Observed (edition 2013)
A Million Years with You: A Memoir of Life Observed by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0547763956, Hardcover)One of our greatest literary naturalists turns her famed observational eye on herself in this captivating memoir.
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 just in time for Idi Amin’s bloody revolution. 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 self-taught woman, an icon of American letters.
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Recounts experiences from the author's life, from her early years in 1950s South-West Africa and her family expedition to the Kalahari Desert to the births of her children and her witness to Idi Amin's revolution in Uganda.
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