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New World
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1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
by Charles C. Mann
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Charles C. Mann has pulled off an impressive feat — a scholarly, thorough work of history that's almost compulsively readable. In 1491, he summarizes and examines the last thirty years of research into the pre-Columbian Americas, and comes to some... (read more)

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General
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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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Central and South America
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Ancient Mexico & Central America: Archaeology and Culture History
Ancient Mexico & Central America: Archaeology and Culture History
by Susan Toby Evans
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This authoritative book explores every aspect of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, from Paleo-Indian times to the sixteenth century. It provides overviews of the best-known regional cultures, such as those of the Olmecs, Maya, Zapotecs, and Aztecs, as well as... (read more)

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World Prehistory
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The Seventy Great Mysteries of the Ancient World: Unlocking the Secrets of Past Civilizations
The Seventy Great Mysteries of the Ancient World: Unlocking the Secrets of Past Civilizations
by Brian M Fagan
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Grouped by their relation to mythology, the stone age, ancient civilizations, tombs and treasures, ancient scripts, and the fall of civilizations, seventy chapters discuss mysteries dealing with ancient figures, legendary places, human evolution... (read more)

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British Isles
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Standing with Stones: A Photographic Journey Through Megalithic Britain & Ireland
Standing with Stones: A Photographic Journey Through Megalithic Britain & Ireland
by Rupert Soskin
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Some megalithic sites, like Stonhenge and Newgrange, are well researched and often visited, while others, such as Fernworthy and Bleasdale, are barely known. From stone circles and henges to long barrows and cairns, our distant ancestors adapted and... (read more)

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Egypt
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History of Ancient Egypt #1: A History of Ancient Egypt: From the First Farmers to the Great Pyramid
History of Ancient Egypt #1: A History of Ancient Egypt: From the First Farmers to the Great Pyramid
by John Romer
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The ancient world comes to life in the first volume in a two book series on the history of Egypt, spanning the first farmers to the construction of the pyramids. Famed archaeologist John Romer draws on a lifetime of research to tell one... (read more)

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Mayas
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Popol Vuh : The Definitive Edition Of The Mayan Book Of The Dawn Of Life And The Glories Of Gods and Kings
Popol Vuh : The Definitive Edition Of The Mayan Book Of The Dawn Of Life And The Glories Of Gods and Kings
by Dennis Tedlock
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andlt;Iandgt;Carlos Fuentes Popol Vuhandlt;/Iandgt; is one of the great books about the creation of the world. It is the Mayan Bible.... (read more)

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Europe
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The Farfarers: Before the Norse
The Farfarers: Before the Norse
by Farley Mowat
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Sale Books
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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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Used Books
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Origins and Revolutions: Human Identity in Earliest Prehistory
Origins and Revolutions: Human Identity in Earliest Prehistory
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