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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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The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image
The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image
by Leonard Shlain
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This groundbreaking book proposes that the rise of alphabetic literacy reconfigured the human brain and brought about profound changes in history, religion, and gender relations. Making remarkable connections across brain function, myth, and anthropology,... (read more)

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The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image
The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image
by Leonard Shlain
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Proposes, rather than argues closely, that the shift from apprehending the world from images to writing--especially alphabetic--contributed largely to the suppression of goddess worship and the decline in the status of women in society. Shlain is a... (read more)

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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
by Jared Diamond
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In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food... (read more)

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Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships (P.S.)
Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships (P.S.)
by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha
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Sex at Dawn is nonfiction at its best. Writing across a range of disciplines, from anthropology to philosophy, the authors explore and challenge everything we thought we knew about human sexuality in this provocative and profound book.... (read more)

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The Songlines
The Songlines
by Bruce Chatwin
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Bruce Chatwin—author of In Patagonia—ventures into the desolate land of Outback Australia to learn the meaning of the Aborginals' ancient "Dreaming-tracks." Along these timeless paths, amongst the fortune hunters and redneck Australians... (read more)

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The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal (P.S.)
The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal (P.S.)
by Jared Diamond
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The Development of an Extraordinary Species We human beings share 98 percent of our genes with chimpanzees. Yet humans are the dominant species on the planet -- having founded civilizations and religions, developed intricate and diverse forms of... (read more)

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Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society
Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society
by Raymond Williams
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Now revised to include new words and updated essays, Keywords focuses on the sociology of language, demonstrating how the key words we use to understand our society take on new meanings and how these changes reflect the political bent and values of... (read more)

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The Lao: Gender, Power, and Livelihood (Westview Case Studies in Anthropology)
The Lao: Gender, Power, and Livelihood (Westview Case Studies in Anthropology)
by Ca Ireson Doolittle
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The Lao discusses culture and village life in Laos, exploring topics of kinship and family, gender relations, households, religion, livelihood strategies, and ethnicity. In particular, the effects of recent development projects on the relative power of... (read more)

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Noble Savages: My Life Among Two Dangerous Tribes -- the Yanomamo and the Anthropologists (14 Edition)
Noble Savages: My Life Among Two Dangerous Tribes -- the Yanomamo and the Anthropologists (14 Edition)
by Napoleon A. Chagnon
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Napoleon Chagnonand#8217;s andlt;I andgt;Noble Savagesandlt;/Iandgt; is the remarkable memoir of a life dedicated to scienceand#8212;and a revealing account of the clash between science and political activism.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;When Napoleon... (read more)

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House of Rain: Tracking a Vanished Civilization Across the American Southwest
House of Rain: Tracking a Vanished Civilization Across the American Southwest
by Craig Childs
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In this landmark work on the Anasazi tribes of the Southwest, naturalist Craig Childs dives head on into the mysteries of this vanished people. The various tribes that made up the Anasazi people converged on Chaco Canyon (New Mexico) during the 11th... (read more)

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What It Means to Be Human: Historical Reflections from the 1800s to the Present
What It Means to Be Human: Historical Reflections from the 1800s to the Present
by Joanna Bourke
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In 1872, a woman known only as “An Earnest Englishwoman” published a letter titled “Are Women Animals?” in which she protested against the fact that women were not treated as fully human. In fact, their status was worse than that of... (read more)

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Gift : Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World (07 Edition)
Gift : Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World (07 Edition)
by Lewis Hyde
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This 25th anniversary edition returns to the seminal argument originally proposed by Hyde that states that a work of art is essentially a gift and not a commodity.... (read more)

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Challenging Gender Norms: Five Genders Among Bugis in Indonesia (Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology)
Challenging Gender Norms: Five Genders Among Bugis in Indonesia (Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology)
by Sharyn Graham Davies
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As part of the Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology series, edited by George Spindler and Janice E. Stockard, Sharyn Graham brings us CHALLENGING GENDER NORMS: THE FIVE GENDERS OF INDONESIA. This case study explores the Bugis ethnic group, native to the... (read more)

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The Temple of Memories: History, Power, and Morality in a Chinese Village
The Temple of Memories: History, Power, and Morality in a Chinese Village
by Jun Jing
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The struggle of a Confucian community to preserve its identity under the Chinese Communist regime.... (read more)

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The Pygmies Were Our Compass: Bantu and Batwa in the History of West Central Africa, Early Times to C. 1900 C.E. (Social History of Africa,)
The Pygmies Were Our Compass: Bantu and Batwa in the History of West Central Africa, Early Times to C. 1900 C.E. (Social History of Africa,)
by Kairn A Klieman
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Covering more than 2,000 years this important region's history, this book is a groundbreaking contribution to the knowledge of pre-colonial Africa. It is the first historical work to reconstruct a Batwa or "Pygmy" past, thereby questioning Western... (read more)

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When Jesus Came, the Corn Mothers Went Away: Marriage, Sexuality, and Power in New Mexico, 1500-1846
When Jesus Came, the Corn Mothers Went Away: Marriage, Sexuality, and Power in New Mexico, 1500-1846
by Ramon A Gutierrez
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This social history of one remote corner of Spain's colonial American empire uses marriage as a window into intimate social relations, examining the Spanish conquest of America and its impact on a group of indigenous peoples, the Pueblo Indians, seen in... (read more)

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Language in Thought & Action 5TH Edition
Language in Thought & Action 5TH Edition
by S I Hayakawa
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In an era when communication has become increasingly diverse and complex, this classic work on semantics—now fully revised and updated—distills the relationship between language and those who use it.   Renowned professor and... (read more)

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A Short History of Progress
A Short History of Progress
by Ronald Wright
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From Neanderthal man to the Sumerians to the Roman Empire, "A Short History of Progress" dissects the cyclical nature of humanity's development and demise, the 10,000-year-old experiment that people have unleashed but have yet to control.... (read more)

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Craving Earth: Understanding Pica--The Urge to Eat Clay, Starch, Ice, and Chalk
Craving Earth: Understanding Pica--The Urge to Eat Clay, Starch, Ice, and Chalk
by Sera Young
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Humans have eaten earth, on purpose, for more than 2,300 years. They also crave starch, ice, chalk, and other unorthodox items of food. Some even claim they are addicted and go crazy without these items, but why? Sifting through extensive historical... (read more)

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