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Written by K. David HarrisonAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by K. David Harrison

  • Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
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  • Publisher: National Geographic
  • On Sale: September 21, 2010
  • Price: $27.00
  • ISBN: 978-1-4262-0461-6 (1-4262-0461-2)
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about this book

Part travelogue and part scientist's notebook, The Last Speakers is the poignant chronicle of author K. David Harrison's expeditions around the world to meet with last speakers of vanishing languages. The speakers' eloquent reflections and candid photographs reveal little-known lifeways as well as revitalization efforts to teach disappearing languages to younger generations. Thought-provoking and engaging, this unique book illuminates the global language-extinction crisis through photos, graphics, interviews, traditional wisdom never before translated into English, and first-person essays that thrillingly convey the adventure of science and exploration.