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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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US“The beauty and significance of Koffs work and of her drive to do it come through most powerfully when she is crouching over a mass grave, untangling limbs, scraping dirt from a corpses clothes and finding, within what most of us would see as... (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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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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Jeremy Narby, Ph.D. is the author of The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge. He lives in Switzerland.... (read more)

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Theories of Primitive Religion
Theories of Primitive Religion
by E E Evans Pritchard
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The Collapse of Complex Societies
The Collapse of Complex Societies
by Joseph Tainter
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Study of Language 2ND Edition
Study of Language 2ND Edition
by George Yule
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English Vocabulary Elements
English Vocabulary Elements
by Keith Denning
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Preface 1. The Wealth of English 2. History of English and Sources of English Vocabulary 3. Morphology: Analyzing Complete Works 4. Allomorphy 5. Phonetics 6. Regular Allomorphy: Numeric Elements 7. Polysemy and Semantic Change 8. Usage and Variation 9... (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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CHAPTER ONE Some Food We Could Not Eat i • The Motion When the Puritans first landed in Massachusetts, they discovered a thing so curious about the Indians feelings for property that they felt called upon to give it a name. In 1764, when Thomas... (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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Sharon E. Hutchinson is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.... (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
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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
by Roy Blount
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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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