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Affluence without abundance the disappearing world of the bushmen by James Suzman

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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • San (African people),
  • History

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-282) and index.

StatementJames Suzman
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDT764.B8 S89 2017
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 297 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Number of Pages297
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26927794M
ISBN 101632865726
ISBN 109781632865724
OCLC/WorldCa960238836

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