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On Becoming Human
On Becoming Human
by Nancy M Tanner
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First published in 1981, On Becoming Human presents a unique theory of human origins, an original explanation of how early hominids evolved from their ape-like primate ancestors. Professor Nancy M. Tanner's book integrates the data on chimpanzee... (read more)

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The Mwindo Epic from the Banyanga (Zaire)
The Mwindo Epic from the Banyanga (Zaire)
by Daniel Biebuyck
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The feats of the hero Mwindo are here glorified in the bilingual text of an epic which was sung and narrated in a Bantu language and acted out by a member of the Nyanga tribe in the remote forest regions of eastern Zaire. Admirably structured, coherent... (read more)

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Village in the Vaucluse 3RD Edition
Village in the Vaucluse 3RD Edition
by Laurence Wylie
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Laurence Wylie's remarkably warm and human account of life in the rural French village he calls Peyrane vividly depicts the villagers themselves within the framework of a systematic description of their culture. Since 1950, when Wylie began his study of... (read more)

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The Egyptian Book of the Dead
The Egyptian Book of the Dead
by E A Wallis Budge
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The sacred wisdom of the priests of ancient Egypt and the experiences of the soul after death: one of the most important books in Egyptian history. Includes full hieroglyphic text along with a transliteration of sounds, word-for-word translation, and a... (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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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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People of the Sierra
People of the Sierra
by Julian Pitt Rivers
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The People of the Sierra presents an engrossing account of the social structure of a rural community in Andalusia, the mountainous region of southern Spain. The author applies the principles of social anthropology, without recourse to jargon, to... (read more)

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Picturing Casablanca
Picturing Casablanca
by Susan Ossman
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In Picturing Casablanca, Susan Ossman probes the shape and texture of mass images in Casablanca, from posters, films, and videotapes to elections, staged political spectacles, and changing rituals. In a fluid style that blends ethnographic narrative... (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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Fragments of Death, Fables of Identity: An Athenian Anthropography (New Directions in Anthropological Writing)
Fragments of Death, Fables of Identity: An Athenian Anthropography (New Directions in Anthropological Writing)
by Neni Panourgia
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A reference on all aspects of the regional and international conflict, focusing on the period since the adoption of the Palestinian partition plan in November 1947; the first Arab-Israeli War up to the Israel- PLO Declaration of Principles; and the... (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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Sleeping on a Wire: Conversations with Palestinians in Israel
Sleeping on a Wire: Conversations with Palestinians in Israel
by David Grossman
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Torn between conflicting identities -- Arabs in the eyes of Jews, and Israelis in the eyes of the Palestinians -- the Israeli Arabs live in a painful dilemma. Grossman's account of his personal journey into their world is the story of this painful... (read more)

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Kon Tiki ((Rev)84 Edition)
Kon Tiki ((Rev)84 Edition)
by Thor Heyerdahl
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Now a major motion picture, Kon-Tiki is the record of Thor Heyerdahl’s astonishing three-month voyage across the Pacific. Kon-Tiki is the record of an astonishing adventure—a journey of 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean by... (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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Talking about People: Readings in Cultural Anthropology
Talking about People: Readings in Cultural Anthropology
by William A Haviland
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How do people learn and experience their culture? How do people make a living? What does it mean to be in a family? How do we make sense of peoples beliefs and ritual practices? In exploring questions such as these, this cultural anthropology reader... (read more)

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Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Anthropology
Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Anthropology
by Kirk M Endicott
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This debate style reader is designed to introduce students to controversies in anthropology. The readings, which represent the arguments of leading anthropologists and researchers, reflect a variety of viewpoints and have been selected for their... (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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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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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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