Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

Author: F. Landa Jocano
Availability: Out of Print
Year of Publication: 1975
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This book presents "well-thought-out views regarding the peopling of the archipelago, the cultural affinities of the natives of the Philippines, and the development of early society and culture among them. It is in fact a pioneering attempt to bring together scattered facts about the prehistory of the Philippines, and project them against a new framework of analysis."