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The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?
The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?
by Jared Diamond
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The bestselling author of Collapse and Guns, Germs and Steel surveys the history of human societies to answer the question: What can we learn from traditional societies that can make the world a better place for all of us? Most of us take for granted the... (read more)

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The Bone Lady: Life as a Forensic Anthropologist
The Bone Lady: Life as a Forensic Anthropologist
by Mary Manhein
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When a skeleton is all that's left to tell the story of a crime, Mary H. Manhein, otherwise known as "the bone lady," is called in. For almost two decades, Manhein has used her expertise in forensic pathology to help law enforcement agents--locally... (read more)

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Noble Savages: My Life Among Two Dangerous Tribes--The Yanomamo and the Anthropologists
Noble Savages: My Life Among Two Dangerous Tribes--The Yanomamo and the Anthropologists
by Napoleon A. Chagnon
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Napoleon Chagnonand#8217;s andlt;I andgt;Noble Savagesandlt;/Iandgt; is the remarkable memoir of a life dedicated to scienceand#8212;and a revealing account of the clash between science and political activism.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;When Napoleon... (read more)

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The Big Ratchet: How Humanity Thrives in the Face of Natural Crisis
The Big Ratchet: How Humanity Thrives in the Face of Natural Crisis
by Ruth Defries
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Our species long lived on the edge of starvation. Now we produce enough food for all 7 billion of us to eat nearly 3,000 calories every day. This is such an astonishing thing in the history of life as to verge on the miraculous. The Big Ratchet is the... (read more)

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Mapping Human History: Genes, Race, and Our Common Origins
Mapping Human History: Genes, Race, and Our Common Origins
by Steve Olson
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A finalist for the National Book Award, this work follows 150,000 years of human history, tracing the origins of modern humans and the migration of our ancestors throughout the world. Maps throughout.... (read more)

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Common as Air: Revolution, Art, and Ownership
Common as Air: Revolution, Art, and Ownership
by Lewis Hyde
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Common as Air offers a stirring defense of our cultural commons, that vast store of art and ideas we have inherited from the past and continue to enrich in the present. Suspicious of the current idea that all creative work is “intellectual... (read more)

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The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal (P.S.)
The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal (P.S.)
by Jared Diamond
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The Development of an Extraordinary Species We human beings share 98 percent of our genes with chimpanzees. Yet humans are the dominant species on the planet -- having founded civilizations and religions, developed intricate and diverse forms of... (read more)

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An American Anthropologist in Melanesia: A. B. Lewis and the Joseph N. Field South Pacific Expedition, 1909-1913
An American Anthropologist in Melanesia: A. B. Lewis and the Joseph N. Field South Pacific Expedition, 1909-1913
by Robert L Welsch
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Anthropologist Albert Buell Lewis spent four arduous years traveling through the former colonies of Melanesia as an ethnological researcher for Chicago's Field Museum. The field diaries that he maintained during this period reveal the fascinating story... (read more)

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The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future
The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future
by Riane Eisler
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The legacy ofthe sacred feminine The Chalice and the Blade tells a new story of our cultural origins. It showsthat warfare and the war of the sexes are neither divinely nor biologicallyordained. It provides verification that a better future is possible... (read more)

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From Lucy to Language: Revised, Updated, and Expanded
From Lucy to Language: Revised, Updated, and Expanded
by Donald Johanson
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In 1974 in a remote region of Ethiopia, Donald Johanson, then one of America's most promising young paleoanthropologists, discovered "Lucy", the oldest, best preserved skeleton of any erect-walking human ever found. This discovery prompted a complete... (read more)

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Languages of the Greater Himalayan Region, Volume 8 a Grammar of Dhimal
Languages of the Greater Himalayan Region, Volume 8 a Grammar of Dhimal
by J T King
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This groundbreaking reference work is a linguistic description of the western dialect of Dhimal, a hitherto little-known and endangered Tibeto-Burman language spoken by approximately 20,000 individuals of the same name in the lowlands of southeastern... (read more)

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Deciphering Ancient Minds: The Mystery of San Bushmen Rock Art
Deciphering Ancient Minds: The Mystery of San Bushmen Rock Art
by David Lewis Williams
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How did ancient peoples—those living before written records—think? Were their thinking patterns fundamentally different from ours today? Researchers over the years have certainly believed so. Along with the Aborigines of Australia, the... (read more)

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Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human
Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human
by Richard Wrangham
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Richard Wrangham's lucid, fascinating book presents a strong case that the act of harnessing the power of fire to cook food might have created modern humanity. Convincing, thoughtful, and beautifully written, Catching Fire is a surprising look at the... (read more)

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Culture in Practice: Selected Essays
Culture in Practice: Selected Essays
by Marshall Da Sahlins
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Culture in Practice collects the academic and political writings from the 1960s through the 1990s of anthropologist Marshall Sahlins. More than a compilation, Culture in Practice unfolds as an intellectual autobiography. The book opens with Sahlins's... (read more)

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The Folly of Fools: The Logic of Deceit and Self-Deception in Human Life
The Folly of Fools: The Logic of Deceit and Self-Deception in Human Life
by Robert Trivers
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A New York Times Notable Book of 2012 Whether it’s in a cockpit at takeoff or the planning of an offensive war, a romantic relationship or a dispute at the office, there are many opportunities to lie and self-deceive — but deceit and self... (read more)

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The Hidden Dimension
The Hidden Dimension
by Edward T Hall
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An examination of various cultural concepts of space and how differences among them affect modern society. Introducing the science of "proxemics," Hall demonstrates how man's use of space can affect personal business relations, cross-cultural... (read more)

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Death: Antiquity and Its Legacy (Ancients & Moderns)
Death: Antiquity and Its Legacy (Ancients & Moderns)
by Mario Erasmo
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Personal and yet universal, inevitable and unknowable, death has been a dominant theme in all cultures since earliest times. Remarkably, across the span of several millennia and despite the myriad of cultural profusions since antiquity, we can recognize... (read more)

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The Old Way: A Story of the First People
The Old Way: A Story of the First People
by Elizabeth Ma Thomas
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Elizabeth Marshall Thomas was nineteen when her father took his family to live among the Bushmen of the Kalahari. Fifty years later, after a life of writing and study, Thomas returns to her experiences with the Bushmen, one of the last hunter-gatherer... (read more)

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Cranioklepty: Grave Robbing and the Search for Genius
Cranioklepty: Grave Robbing and the Search for Genius
by Colin Dickey
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The after-death stories of Franz Joseph Haydn, Ludwig Beethoven, Swedenborg, Sir Thomas Browne and many others have never before been told in such detail and vividness. Fully illustrated with some surprising images, this is a fascinating and... (read more)

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Culture of Stone: Sacred and Profane Uses of Stone Among the Dani
Culture of Stone: Sacred and Profane Uses of Stone Among the Dani
by O W Hampton
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When O. W. "Bud" Hampton made his first visit to the peoples in remote parts of the Highlands of Irian Jaya in 1982 and 1983, he found that their ancient stone-based technologies and culture remained virtually intact. During repeated and extended visits... (read more)

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