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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
by Jared Diamond
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In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food... (read more)

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Aboriginal Men of High Degree: Initiation and Sorcery in the World's Oldest Tradition
Aboriginal Men of High Degree: Initiation and Sorcery in the World's Oldest Tradition
by A P Elkin
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The first book to reveal the secret and sacred practices of Aboriginal shamans, Aboriginal Men of High Degree presents an extraordinary series of rites by which the young Aboriginal male begins the degrees of shamanic initiation--each marked by its own... (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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With a Daughter's Eye: A Memoir of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson
With a Daughter's Eye: A Memoir of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson
by Mary Cather Bateson
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Though many books have been written about the famous anthropologists Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson, none match the depth and intimacy of this classic memoir by their daughter. An illuminating portrait that throws new light on the couple's... (read more)

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The Tewa World: Space, Time, Being, and Becoming in a Pueblo Society
The Tewa World: Space, Time, Being, and Becoming in a Pueblo Society
by Alfonso Ortiz
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-186) and index.... (read more)

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The Middle Mind: Why Americans Don't Think for Themselves
The Middle Mind: Why Americans Don't Think for Themselves
by Curtis White
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Acclaimed social critic Curtis White describes an all-encompassing and little-noticed force taking over our culture and our lives that he calls the Middle Mind: the current failure of the American imagination in the media, politics, education, art... (read more)

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Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind
Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind
by Donald Johanson
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When Donald Johanson found a partial skeleton, approximately 3.5 million years old, in a remote region of Ethiopia in 1974, a headline-making controversy was launched that continues on today.... (read more)

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About Blady: A Pattern Out of Time
About Blady: A Pattern Out of Time
by Lauren Van Der Post
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Sir Laurens, whose life has encompassed African expeditions and years as a Japanese POW, recalls events-some joyful, some tragic-and in so doing provides the framework for an exploration into the human spirit.... (read more)

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Voyages and Beaches: Pacific Encounters, 1769-1840
Voyages and Beaches: Pacific Encounters, 1769-1840
by Alex Calder
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Writing from, and between, a variety of disciplines (history, anthropology, Maori Studies, literary criticism, law, cultural studies, art history, Pacific Studies), scholars from European, Polynesian, and Settler backgrounds show how the Pacific reveals... (read more)

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Overseas Research: A Practical Guide
Overseas Research: A Practical Guide
by Christopher Barrett
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Scholars and students engaged in overseas research projects often spend much of their time worrying about mundane details never reported in published research. In fact, the quality of scholarship often depends on the researcher's ability to navigate a... (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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Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by John Monaghan
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"If you want to know what anthropology is, look at what anthropologists do," write the authors of Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction. This engaging overview of the field combines an accessible account of some of the discipline's... (read more)

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Anthropology of Self & Behavior
Anthropology of Self & Behavior
by Gerald M Erchak
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Gerald Erchak's engaging book stakes out a position in the field of psychological anthropology. He addresses himself primarily to students in the field, and also to specialists who want a clearly presented approach. He argues that culture shapes the... (read more)

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Body Coverings #1403: Shells
Body Coverings #1403: Shells
by Cassie Mayer
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Each book in this series focuses on a particular type of body covering and its function. The series engages the reader by asking him or her to become involved in the investigation of what type of animal they are looking at. Clear design and sharp, vivid... (read more)

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Shadowed Lives: Undocumented Immigrants in American Society (Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology)
Shadowed Lives: Undocumented Immigrants in American Society (Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology)
by Leo R Chavez
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One of the few case studies of undocumented immigrants available, this insightful anthropological analysis humanizes a group of people too often reduced to statistics and stereotypes. The hardships of Hispanic migration are conveyed in the immigrants... (read more)

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Like People You See in a Dream: First Contact in Six Papuan Societies
Like People You See in a Dream: First Contact in Six Papuan Societies
by Edward Schieffelin
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This book is at once a detailed ethnographic and historical analysis of one of the final modern-day experiences of first-culture contact, a classic example of historical geography, and an extraordinary tale of exploration, imperialist arrogance, blood... (read more)

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Hard Times on Kairiru Island: Poverty, Development, and Morality in a Papua New Guinea Village
Hard Times on Kairiru Island: Poverty, Development, and Morality in a Papua New Guinea Village
by Michael Frenc Smith
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This book follows the difficult lives of peopleliving in the village of Kragur in Papua NewGuinea. They have been in poverty since European contact and now must find a way to becomeprosperous.... (read more)

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The Seam Line: Arab Workers and Jewish Managers in the Israeli Textile Industry
The Seam Line: Arab Workers and Jewish Managers in the Israeli Textile Industry
by Israel Drori
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Reconciliation of industrial production and social, political and gender conflicts in Israeli textile plants.... (read more)

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Clifford Geertz (Key Contemporary Thinkers)
Clifford Geertz (Key Contemporary Thinkers)
by Fred Inglis
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This is the first full-scale study of the work of Clifford Geertz, who is one of the best-known anthropologists in the world today. In a lively and accessible introduction to his work, Fred Inglis situates Geertz's thought in the context of his life and... (read more)

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The Shaman's Doorway: Opening Imagination to Power and Myth
The Shaman's Doorway: Opening Imagination to Power and Myth
by Stephen Larsen
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The Shaman’s Doorway is one of the most significant and inspiring works on the relationship of shamanism to both the psyche and society. Drawing on his experience as a psychotherapist and his understanding of primordial shamanic traditions, Stephen... (read more)

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