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Cultural Nature of Human Development (03 Edition)
Cultural Nature of Human Development (03 Edition)
by Barbara Rogoff
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Three-year-old Kwara'ae children in Oceania act as caregivers of their younger siblings, but in the UK, it is an offense to leave a child under age 14 ears without adult supervision. In the Efe community in Zaire, infants routinely use machetes with... (read more)

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Physical Anthropology (10TH 11 - Old Edition)
Physical Anthropology (10TH 11 - Old Edition)
by Philip Stein
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Authors Stein and Rowe continue to share their love of discovery with students in this balanced, objective introduction to physical anthropology that does not assume that students have any previous knowledge of the subject. Carefully streamlined, making... (read more)

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Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny
Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny
by Robert Wright
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In his bestselling The Moral Animal, Robert Wright applied the principles of evolutionary biology to the study of the human mind. Now Wright attempts something even more ambitious: explaining the direction of evolution and human history-and discerning... (read more)

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Exploring Biological Anthropology : the Essentials (3RD 13 Edition)
Exploring Biological Anthropology : the Essentials (3RD 13 Edition)
by Craig B. Stanford
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Fron foundation to innovation: discover the best of biological anthropology.    Over the past 40 years, the study of biological anthropology has rapidly evolved from focusing on just physical anthropology to including the study of the... (read more)

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Neither Man Nor Woman : the Hijras of India (2ND 99 Edition)
Neither Man Nor Woman : the Hijras of India (2ND 99 Edition)
by Serena Nanda
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This ethnography is a cultural study of the Hijras of India, a religious community of men who dress and act like women. It focuses on how Hijras can be used in the study of gender categories and human sexual variation.... (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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Cultural Anthropology (3RD 13 Edition)
Cultural Anthropology (3RD 13 Edition)
by Nancy Bonvillain
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Integrates globalization and culture change in every chapter.   Cultural Anthropology introduces students to the concepts and methods that anthropologists bring to the study of cross-cultural diversity.   Nancy Bonvillain brings the study of... (read more)

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Discovering Our Past: A Brief Introduction to Archaeology
Discovering Our Past: A Brief Introduction to Archaeology
by Wendy Ashmore
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This brief, inexpensive introduction to the techniques, methods, and theoretical frameworks of contemporary archaeology follows the same organizing principle as the text Archaeology: Discovering Our Past but features less detail. Archaeological methods... (read more)

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The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things: Crime, Drugs, Minorities, Teen Moms, Killer Kids, Mutant Microbes, Plane
The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things: Crime, Drugs, Minorities, Teen Moms, Killer Kids, Mutant Microbes, Plane
by Barry Glassner
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In the age of 9/11, the Iraq War, financial collapse, and Amber Alerts, our society is defined by fear. So its not surprising that three out of four Americans say they feel more fearful today then they did twenty years ago. But are we living in... (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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In a book that is both groundbreaking and accessible, Daniel C. Dennett, whom Chet Raymo of andlt;Iandgt;The Boston Globeandlt;/Iandgt; calls "one of the most provocative thinkers on the planet," focuses his unerringly logical mind on the theory of... (read more)

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Biological Anthropology (6TH 10 - Old Edition)
Biological Anthropology (6TH 10 - Old Edition)
by Michael Park
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This concise introduction to biological anthropology discusses the core areas of the discipline within a unique framework modeled on the scientific method. Emphasizing themes and theories, the text presents facts as supportive evidence rather than... (read more)

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Biological Anthropology (7TH 13 Edition)
Biological Anthropology (7TH 13 Edition)
by Michael Alan Park
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Biological Anthropology is a concise introduction to the basic themes, theories, methods and facts of bioanthropology. The scientific method provides a framework that brings accessibility and context to the material. This seventh edition presents the... (read more)

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Principles of Human Evolution
Principles of Human Evolution
by Roger Lewin
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Roger Lewin is an Associate of the Peabody Museum at Harvard University. He is the author of half a dozen books on human origin research, three of which he co-authored with world-famous anthropologist Richard Leakey, as well as the author of the prize... (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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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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"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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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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World of Babies : Imagined Childcare Guides for Seven Societies (00 Edition)
World of Babies : Imagined Childcare Guides for Seven Societies (00 Edition)
by Judy S. (ed.) Deloache
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Are babies divine, or do they have the devil in them? Should parents talk to their infants, or is it a waste of time? Answers to questions about the nature and nurture of infants appear in this book as advice to parents in seven world societies. Imagine... (read more)

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African Fractals : Modern Computing and Indigenous Design (99 Edition)
African Fractals : Modern Computing and Indigenous Design (99 Edition)
by Ron Eglash
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Fractals are characterized by the repetition of similar patterns at ever-diminishing scales. Fractal geometry has emerged as one of the most exciting frontiers on the border between mathematics and information technology and can be seen in many of the... (read more)

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Biological Anthropology (3RD 13 Edition)
Biological Anthropology (3RD 13 Edition)
by Craig Stanford
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Discover the Best of Biological Anthropology: From its Earliest Foundations to its Most Current Innovations   Biological Anthropology, 3/e is written to appeal to a wide range of students.  It continues to build upon the strength and... (read more)

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Essentials of Physical Anthropology (9TH 13 Edition)
Essentials of Physical Anthropology (9TH 13 Edition)
by Robert Jurmain
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Concise, well-balanced, and comprehensive, ESSENTIALS OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Ninth Edition introduces you to physical anthropology with the goal of helping you understand why it is important to know about human evolution. With a new framework that... (read more)

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