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The Bone Woman: A Forensic Anthropologist's Search for Truth in the Mass Graves of Rwanda, Bosnia, Croatia, and Kosovo
The Bone Woman: A Forensic Anthropologist's Search for Truth in the Mass Graves of Rwanda, Bosnia, Croatia, and Kosovo
by Clea Koff
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In 1994, Rwanda was the scene of the first acts since World War II to be legally defined as genocide. Two years later, Clea Koff, a twenty-three-year-old forensic anthropologist, left the safe confines of a lab in Berkeley, California, to serve as one of... (read more)

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Parallel Worlds: An Anthropologist and a Writer Encounter Africa
Parallel Worlds: An Anthropologist and a Writer Encounter Africa
by Alma Gottlieb
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This suspenseful and moving memoir of Africa recounts the experiences of Alma Gottlieb, an anthropologist, and Philip Graham, a fiction writer, as they lived in two remote villages in the rain forest of Cote d'Ivoire. With an unusual coupling of first... (read more)

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Muntu: African Culture and the Western World
Muntu: African Culture and the Western World
by Janheinz Jahn
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Over a quarter of a century has passed since Muntu was first published in English, but this landmark examination still provides one of the most in-depth looks at African and neo-African culture. In his insightful study, Janheinz Jahn surveys the whole... (read more)

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Shamans Through Time (PB Reprint)
Shamans Through Time (PB Reprint)
by Jeremy Narby
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A survey of five centuries of writings on the world's great shamans-the tricksters, sorcerers, conjurers, and healers who have fascinated observers for centuries. This collection of essays traces Western civilization's struggle to interpret and... (read more)

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Theories of Primitive Religion
Theories of Primitive Religion
by E E Evans Pritchard
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In this book E.E. Evans-Pritchard examines the various theories which have been put forward by anthropologists to account for the religions of primitive peoples-and, by implication, religion in general.... (read more)

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Collapse of Complex Societies (88 Edition)
Collapse of Complex Societies (88 Edition)
by Joseph Tainter
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Dr Tainter describes nearly two dozen cases of collapse and reviews more than 2000 years of explanations. He then develops a new and far-reaching theory.... (read more)

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Study of Language 2ND Edition
Study of Language 2ND Edition
by George Yule
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This new edition of The Study of Language incorporates many changes that reflect developments in language study over the past decade.... (read more)

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English Vocabulary Elements
English Vocabulary Elements
by Keith Denning
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This unique text draws on the tools of modern linguistics to help the student acquire an effective understanding of learned, specialized, and scientific vocabulary. English Vocabulary Elements (EVE) helps develop familiarity with over 350 Latin and Greek... (read more)

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The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property
The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property
by Lewis Hyde
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Discusses the argument that a work of art is essentially a gift and not a commodity.... (read more)

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Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches: The Riddles of Culture
Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches: The Riddles of Culture
by Marvin Harris
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Cosmic Serpent : Dna and the Origins of Knowledge (98 Edition)
Cosmic Serpent : Dna and the Origins of Knowledge (98 Edition)
by Jeremy Narby
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This adventure in science and imagination, which the Medical Tribune said might herald "a Copernican revolution for the life sciences," leads the reader through unexplored jungles and uncharted aspects of mind to the heart of knowledge. In a first-person... (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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Nuer Dilemmas
Nuer Dilemmas
by Sharon E Hutchinson
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"Not just a brilliant restudy of one of anthropology's most famous 'peoples' but an exemplary historical ethnography that will be a landmark in the discipline. . . . With extraordinary sensitivity Hutchinson reveals how the Nuer have confronted the most... (read more)

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Lone Survivors: How We Came to Be the Only Humans on Earth
Lone Survivors: How We Came to Be the Only Humans on Earth
by Chris Stringer
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A leading researcher on human evolution proposes a new and controversial theory of how our species came to be. In this groundbreaking and engaging work of science, world-renowned paleoanthropologist Chris Stringer sets out a new theory of humanity's... (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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Alphabet Juice: The Energies, Gists, and Spirits of Letters, Words, and Combinations Thereof; Their Roots, Bones, Innards, Piths, Pips
Alphabet Juice: The Energies, Gists, and Spirits of Letters, Words, and Combinations Thereof; Their Roots, Bones, Innards, Piths, Pips
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“If everybodys first English teacher were Roy Blount Jr., we might still be trillions in debt, but we would be so deeply in love with words and their magic . . . that wed hardly notice.” —Chris Tucker, The Dallas Morning News After... (read more)

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The World until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?
The World until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?
by Jared Diamond
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Most of us take for granted the features of our modern society, from air travel and telecommunications to literacy and obesity. Yet for nearly all of its six million years of existence, human society had none of these things. While the gulf that divides... (read more)

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Collapse : How Societies Choose To Fail Or Succeed ((Rev)11 Edition)
Collapse : How Societies Choose To Fail Or Succeed ((Rev)11 Edition)
by Jared Diamond
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Most of us take for granted the features of our modern society, from air travel and telecommunications to literacy and obesity. Yet for nearly all of its six million years of existence, human society had none of these things. While the gulf that divides... (read more)

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The Sacred and Profane
The Sacred and Profane
by Mircea Eliade
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A highly original and scholarly work on spirituality by noted historian Mircea Eliade   In The Sacred and the Profane, Mircea Eliade observes that while contemporary people believe their world is entirely profane, or secular, they still at times... (read more)

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The Silent Language
The Silent Language
by Edward T Hall
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In print for nearly forty years and with more than one million copies sold, this classic work "shows how cultural factors influence the individual behind his back, without his knowledge" (Erich Fromm).... (read more)

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