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The Secrets of Tomb 10a
The Secrets of Tomb 10a
by Rita Freed
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In 1915, a team of American archaeologists in Bersha, Egypt, blasted through solid rock to reach a tomb later to be designated as 10A. Inside this tomb they found a mummy, an exquisitely-painted coffin and arguably the largest assemblage of burial... (read more)

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This Means This, This Means That: A User's Guide to Semiotics
This Means This, This Means That: A User's Guide to Semiotics
by Sean Hall
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Semiotics is the theory of signs, and reading signs is a part of everyday life: from road signs that point to a destination, to smoke that warns of fire, to the symbols buried within art and literature. Semiotic theory can, however, seem mysterious and... (read more)

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Craving Earth: Understanding Pica--The Urge to Eat Clay, Starch, Ice, and Chalk
Craving Earth: Understanding Pica--The Urge to Eat Clay, Starch, Ice, and Chalk
by Sera Young
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Humans have eaten earth, on purpose, for more than 2,300 years. They also crave starch, ice, chalk, and other unorthodox items of food. Some even claim they are addicted and go crazy without these items, but why? Sifting through extensive historical... (read more)

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Palawan at the Crossroads: Development & the Environment on a Philippine Frontier
Palawan at the Crossroads: Development & the Environment on a Philippine Frontier
by James F Eder
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Palawan at the Crossroads dwells on how dramatic twentieth-century population growth, particularly after the Second World War, has transformed the ecological and cultural landscape of Palawan island, widely known as the Philippines' last frontier.... (read more)

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The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt
The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt
by Toby Wilkinson
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In this landmark work, one of the world’s most renowned Egyptologists tells the epic story of this great civilization, from its birth as the first nation-state to its final absorption into the Roman Empire—three... (read more)

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Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea
Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea
by Daniel Finamore
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Maya art and hieroglyphs constitute one of the worldand#8217;s most fascinating, visually striking, and complex systems of expression. Most scholarly interpretations of Maya art and culture have emphasized that this ancient civilization was oriented... (read more)

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Life Among the Anthros and Other Essays
Life Among the Anthros and Other Essays
by Clifford Geertz
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Clifford Geertz (1926-2006) was perhaps the most influential anthropologist of our time, but his influence extended far beyond his field to encompass all facets of contemporary life. Nowhere were his gifts for directness, humor, and steady revelation... (read more)

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Gifts from the Pharaohs: How Ancient Egyptian Civilization Shaped the Modern World
Gifts from the Pharaohs: How Ancient Egyptian Civilization Shaped the Modern World
by Desroches Nobelcourt
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In this scholarly yet accessible work, Desroches Noblecourt substantiates how the fundamental ideas, principles, and beliefs on which Western civilization is based originated in ancient Egypt. From the symbol of the lion as king of the animals to the... (read more)

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Culture and Truth: The Remaking of Social Analysis
Culture and Truth: The Remaking of Social Analysis
by Renato Rosaldo
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Exposing the inadequacies of old conceptions of static cultures and detached observers, the book argues instead for social science to acknowledge and celebrate diversity, narrative, emotion, and subjectivity.... (read more)

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Maya
Maya
by Nikolai Grube
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"Sunken cities in the jungle and towering temple pyramids reflect only a small portion of our knowledge about Mayan culture. This fascinating people achieved the landmarks of an advanced civilization -- such as a highly developed writing system and... (read more)

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