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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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Smoke in the Lanes. Dominic Reeve
Smoke in the Lanes. Dominic Reeve
by Dominic Reeve
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The classic account of the reality of life as a Gypsy in the UK in the 1950s when Travellers lived in horse drawn wagons and stopped by the wayside in quiet country lanes wherever possible, but were often driven to "atch" besides main highways as so many... (read more)

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Growing Up in New Guinea (Perennial Classics)
Growing Up in New Guinea (Perennial Classics)
by Margaret Mead
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Chapter OneIntroduction The way in which each human infant is transformed into the finished adult, into the complicated individual version of his city and his century is one of the most fascinating studies open to the curious minded. Whether one wishes... (read more)

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American Gypsy: A Memoir
American Gypsy: A Memoir
by Oksana Marafioti
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A vivid and funny memoir about growing up Gypsy and becoming American Fifteen-year-old Oksana Marafioti is a Gypsy. This means touring with the family band from the Mongolian deserts to the Siberian tundra. It means getting your hair cut in “the... (read more)

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The Way of the Shaman: Tenth Anniversary Edition
The Way of the Shaman: Tenth Anniversary Edition
by Michael Harner
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This classic on shamanism pioneered the modern shamanic renaissance. It is the foremost resource and reference on shamanism. Now, with a new introduction and a guide to current resources, anthropologist Michael Harner provides the definitive handbook on... (read more)

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The Future as Cultural Fact: Essays on the Global Condition
The Future as Cultural Fact: Essays on the Global Condition
by Arjun Appadurai
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This major collection of essays, a sequel to Modernity at Large and Fear of Small Numbers, is the product of ten years’ research and writing, constituting an important contribution to globalization studies. Appadurai takes a broad analytical look... (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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Written in Bones: How Human Remains Unlock the Secrets of the Dead
Written in Bones: How Human Remains Unlock the Secrets of the Dead
by Paul Bahn
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Very comprehensive... an informative and fun read. -- Canadian Society of Forensic Science An excellent survey of the postmortem identification and interpretation of human remains. -- Science Books and Films Human remains have much to tell us about how... (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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Exhibiting Cultures: The Poetics and Politics of Museum Display
Exhibiting Cultures: The Poetics and Politics of Museum Display
by Ivan Karp
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Debating the practices of museums, galleries, and festivals, Exhibiting Cultures probes the often politically charged relationships among aesthetics, contexts, and implicit assumptions that govern how art and artifacts are displayed and understood. 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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The Serpent and the Rainbow
The Serpent and the Rainbow
by Wade Davis
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In April 1982, ethnobotanist Wade Davis arrived in Haiti to investigate two documented cases of zombis — people who had reappeared in Haitian society years after they had been officially declared dead and had been buried. Drawn into a netherworld of... (read more)

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Babel No More: The Search for the World's Most Extraordinary Language Learners
Babel No More: The Search for the World's Most Extraordinary Language Learners
by Michael Erard
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In andlt;Iandgt;Babel No Moreandlt;/Iandgt;, Michael Erard, and#8220;a monolingual with benefits,and#8221; sets out on a quest to meet language superlearners and make sense of their mental powers. On the way he uncovers the secrets of historical figures... (read more)

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The Watchman's Rattle: A Radical New Theory of Collapse
The Watchman's Rattle: A Radical New Theory of Collapse
by Rebecca Costa
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Why can’t we solve our problems anymore? Why do threats such as the Gulf oil spill, worldwide recession, terrorism, and global warming suddenly seem unstoppable? Are there limits to the kinds of problems humans can solve? Rebecca Costa... (read more)

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Patterns of Culture
Patterns of Culture
by Ruth Fulto Benedict
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"Unique and important . . . Patterns of Culture is a signpost on the road to a freer and more tolerant life." -- New York Times A remarkable introduction to cultural studies, Patterns of Culture is an eloquent declaration of the role of culture in... (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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Hieroglyph Detective: How to Decode the Sacred Language of the Ancient Egyptians
Hieroglyph Detective: How to Decode the Sacred Language of the Ancient Egyptians
by Nigel Strudwick
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Egyptian hieroglyphs have long fascinated people the world over, though traditionally only specially trained scholars have been able to unlock their esoteric secrets. In Hieroglyph Detective, renowned Egyptologist Nigel Strudwick offers a historical... (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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Savages
Savages
by Joe Kane
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Savages is a firsthand account, by turn hilarious, heartbreaking, and thrilling, of a small band of Amazonian warriors and their battle to preserve their way of life. Includes eight pages of photos.... (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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