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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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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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Ancient Cuzco : Heartland of the Inca (04 Edition)
Ancient Cuzco : Heartland of the Inca (04 Edition)
by Brian S. Bauer
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This landmark book undertakes the first general overview of the prehistory of the Cuzco region from the arrival of the first hunter-gatherers (ca. 7000 B.C.) to the fall of the Inca Empire in A.D. 1532.... (read more)

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Elements of Culture (13 Edition)
Elements of Culture (13 Edition)
by Susan Andreatta
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Written by the experienced author team of Susan Andreatta and Gary Ferraro, ELEMENTS OF CULTURE: AN APPLIED PERSPECTIVE is a concise new text for the cultural anthropology course. It covers all the major topics in a traditional course in twelve brief... (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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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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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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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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Around the Tuscan Table : Food, Family, and Gender in Twentieth Century Florence (04 Edition)
Around the Tuscan Table : Food, Family, and Gender in Twentieth Century Florence (04 Edition)
by Carole M. Counihan
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In this delicious book, noted food scholar Carole M. Counihan presents a compelling and artfully told narrative about family and food in late 20th-century Florence. Based on solid research, Counihan examines how family, and especially gender have changed... (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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Childbirth and Authoritative Knowledge : Cross-cultural Perspectives (97 Edition)
Childbirth and Authoritative Knowledge : Cross-cultural Perspectives (97 Edition)
by Robbie Davis-floyd
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Robbie Davis-Floyd, Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas, is author of Birth as an American Rite of Passage (California, 1992) and co-editor of Cyborg Babies: From Techno-Sex to Techno-Tots (1997). Carolyn F... (read more)

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Fieldworking : Reading and Writing Research (4TH 12 Edition)
Fieldworking : Reading and Writing Research (4TH 12 Edition)
by Bonnie Stone Sunstein
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FieldWorking is a fun and practical guide to research and writing. This acclaimed text incorporates examples by professional writers such as Peter Elbow, Joan Didion, Oliver Sacks, and Jamaica Kincaid, as well as student research projects on communities... (read more)

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Foreign to Familiar: A Guide to Understanding Hot- And Cold-Climate Cultures
Foreign to Familiar: A Guide to Understanding Hot- And Cold-Climate Cultures
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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Field Notes on Science and Nature (11 Edition)
Field Notes on Science and Nature (11 Edition)
by Michael R. Canfield
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2011 Association of American Publishers PROSE Award for Excellence, Biological Sciences... (read more)

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Sound Studies Reader (12 Edition)
Sound Studies Reader (12 Edition)
by Jonathan Sterne
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The Sound Studies Reader blends recent work that self-consciously describes itself as sound studies along with earlier and lesser-known scholarship on sound from across the humanities and social sciences. The Sound Studies Reader touches on key themes... (read more)

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Economies and Cultures : Foundations of Economic Anthropology (2ND 07 Edition)
Economies and Cultures : Foundations of Economic Anthropology (2ND 07 Edition)
by Richard R. Wilk
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“Thorough, thoughtful, accessible, original … An excellent introduction to the field of economic anthropology for those who are not familiar with it; an equally excellent review for those who are.” —Benjamin Orlove, University of... (read more)

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Minority Rules
Minority Rules
by Louisa Schein
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Gender, ethnicity, and nation in China, as seen through an ethnography of the changing cultural production of the Miao, a minority population.... (read more)

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Human Adaptability: An Introduction to Ecological Anthropology
Human Adaptability: An Introduction to Ecological Anthropology
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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Why America's Top Pundits Are Wrong : Anthropologists Talk Back (05 Edition)
Why America's Top Pundits Are Wrong : Anthropologists Talk Back (05 Edition)
by Catherine Besteman
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Catherine Besteman is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Colby College and author of Unraveling Somalia: Race, Violence, and the Legacy of Slavery (1999), among other books. Hugh Gusterson, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Science at MIT, is... (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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Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny
Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny
by Robert Wright
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"Exciting and intellectually stimulating?well-written, witty, and quite timely as we consider the challenges of our global, interconnected future."?The Philadelphia... (read more)

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