Piers Vitebsky specialises in the anthropological study of ritual, psychology and the environment. He has carried out fieldwork among shamans and shifting cultivators in tribal India since 1975 and among nomadic reindeer herders in the Siberian Arctic since 1988.
His previous books include The Shaman and Dialogues with the Dead and he has collaborated in the making of many films in Siberia, India and South America for Channel 4, National Geographic and the BBC. Since 1986 he has been Head of Anthropology and Russian Northern Studies at the Scott Polar Research Institute in the University of Cambridge.
Books by Piers Vitebsky