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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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The Mind in the Cave
The Mind in the Cave
by David Lewis-williams
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The breathtakingly beautiful art created deep inside the caves of western Europe has the power to dazzle even the most jaded observers.... (read more)

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Tristes Tropiques
Tristes Tropiques
by Claude Levi Strauss
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"A magical masterpiece."—Robert Ardrey. A chronicle of the author's search for a civilization "reduced to its most basic expression."... (read more)

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Foreign To Familiar: a Guide To Understanding Hot - and Cold - Climate Cultures (00 Edition)
Foreign To Familiar: a Guide To Understanding Hot - and Cold - Climate Cultures (00 Edition)
by Sarah A. Lanier
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Foreign to Familiar is a splendidly written, well researched work on cultures. Anyone traveling abroad should not leave home without this valuable resource Sarah's love and sensitivity for people of all nations will touch your heart. This book creates... (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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Chapter 1 1. The Human Creature A human is any member of the species Homo sapiens ("wise man"), the only living representative of the family Hominidae. The Hominidae, or hominids, are a group of upright-walking primates with relatively large brains (see... (read more)

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Human Adaptability (3RD 08 Edition)
Human Adaptability (3RD 08 Edition)
by Emilio F. Moran
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“Moran draws on his extensive knowledge of several disciplines and his wide-ranging field experience to offer a clear, engaging, and accessible account of human interactions with natural ecosystems. He provides an understanding of human adaptability... (read more)

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Distant Mirrors: America as a Foreign Culture
Distant Mirrors: America as a Foreign Culture
by Philip R Devita
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Anthropology has a long history of the other, yet we can look right here at home for the strangeness we seek. We often neglect to ask the questions that reveal our own culture's underlying value and beliefs. In this volume, we bring the American culture... (read more)

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Why We Love : the Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love (04 Edition)
Why We Love : the Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love (04 Edition)
by Helen Fisher
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"If you want flashes and particular experiences of romantic love, read novels. If you want to understand this central quality of human nature to its roots, read Why We Love." Edward O. Wilson In Why We Love, renowned anthropologist Helen Fisher offers a... (read more)

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Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life
Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life
by Daniel C Dennett
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Richard Rorty andlt;Iandgt;Lingua Francaandlt;/Iandgt; One of our most original and most readable philosophers....Once in a blue moon an analytic philosopher comes along who redeems his subdiscipline by combining professional persnicketiness with a... (read more)

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Sociobiology (75 Edition)
Sociobiology (75 Edition)
by Edward Osborne Wilson
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When this classic work was first published in 1975, it created a new discipline and started a tumultuous round in the age-old nature versus nurture debate. The controversy surrounding the book's publication--and surrounding its central claim that human... (read more)

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Cultural Anthropology: the Human Challenge (14TH 14 Edition)
Cultural Anthropology: the Human Challenge (14TH 14 Edition)
by William A. Haviland
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Explore the most fascinating, creative, dangerous, and complex species alive today: you and your neighbors in the global village. With compelling photos, engaging examples, and select studies by anthropologists in far-flung places, the authors of... (read more)

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Mirror for Humanity : Concise Introduction To Cultural Anthropology (8TH 12 - Old Edition)
Mirror for Humanity : Concise Introduction To Cultural Anthropology (8TH 12 - Old Edition)
by Conrad Phillip Kottak
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Written by a prominent scholar in the field, this concise, up-to-date introduction to cultural anthropology carefully balances coverage of core topics with contemporary changes in the field. Since no single or monolithic theoretical perspective orients... (read more)

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Past in Perspective (5TH 11 - Old Edition)
Past in Perspective (5TH 11 - Old Edition)
by Kenneth L. Feder
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Ideal for introduction to archaeology and world prehistory courses, The Past in Perspective: An Introduction to Human Prehistory, Fifth Edition, is an engaging and up-to-date chronological introduction to human prehistory. Kenneth L. Feder introduces... (read more)

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In Search of the Indo-europeans : Language, Archaeology, and Myth (91 Edition)
In Search of the Indo-europeans : Language, Archaeology, and Myth (91 Edition)
by J. P. Mallory
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An archaeological and linguistic monograph on the origins and expansion of the Indo... (read more)

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Social and Cultural Anthropology : a Very Short Introduction (00 Edition)
Social and Cultural Anthropology : a Very Short Introduction (00 Edition)
by John Monaghan
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This concise introduction to social and cultural anthropology has become a modern classic, introducing countless students to the field and the tools it offers for exploring some of the most complicated questions of human life and interaction. This fourth... (read more)

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Ancient North America (4TH 05 Edition)
Ancient North America (4TH 05 Edition)
by Brian M. Fagan
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A clearly written, authoritative synthesis of North American archaeology--the standard textbook on the subject, adopted at hundreds of colleges and universities.... (read more)

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Exploring Biological Anthropology: the Essentials (2ND 10 - Old Edition)
Exploring Biological Anthropology: the Essentials (2ND 10 - Old Edition)
by Craig Stanford
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This package contains the following components: -013235635X: MyAnthroLab with Pearson eText Student Access Code Card (for valuepacks) -0205705405: Exploring Biological Anthropology: The... (read more)

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Introducing Cultural Anthropology (5TH 12 Edition)
Introducing Cultural Anthropology (5TH 12 Edition)
by Roberta Lenkeit
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Introducing Cultural Anthropology, a short yet comprehensive anchor text, is an approachable, full-color introduction to cultural anthropology. This edition continues to provide students with the opportunity to explore anthropology's relevance to their... (read more)

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Reconstructing Human Origins (3RD 12 Edition)
Reconstructing Human Origins (3RD 12 Edition)
by Glenn C. Conroy
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is the most authoritative, comprehensive, and popular paleoanthropology textbook available. Respected anthropologists Glenn Conroy and new coauthor Herman Pontzer use clear writing and abundant, carefully chosen illustrations to illuminate key concepts... (read more)

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Faces of Anthropology (6TH 11 Edition)
Faces of Anthropology (6TH 11 Edition)
by Kevin Rafferty
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For undergraduate courses in introductory cultural anthropology.   This book is a collection of readings that illustrate key concepts in cultural anthropology.  Each section has an introduction written by the editors that provides an... (read more)

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