This historic volume showcases tribal cultures around the world. With globalization, these societies are to be prized for their distinctive lifestyles, art and traditions. They live in close harmony with nature, now a rarity in our modern era. Jimmy Nelson not only presents us with stunning images of customs and artifacts, but also offers insightful portraits of people who are the guardians of a culture that they-and we-hope will be passed on to future generations in all its glory. Nelson's large-plate fi eld camera captures every intricate detail and fi ne nuance for posterity. What's more, this splendid pageantry is set against a vivid ackdrop of some of the world's most pristine landscapes.