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- Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 13.34
Dr Jacob Bronowksi's The Ascent of Man traces the development of human society through our understanding of science. First published in 1973 to accompany the groundbreaking BBC television series, it is considered one of the first works of 'popular science', illuminating the historical and social context of scientific development for a generation... more...
- University of California Press 2008; US$ 55.00
This innovative work of historical archaeology illuminates the genesis of the Californios, a community of military settlers who forged a new identity on the northwest edge of Spanish North America. Since 1993, Barbara L. Voss has conducted archaeological excavations at the Presidio of San Francisco, founded by Spain during its colonization of California's... more...
- Felix Meiner Verlag 2009; US$ 105.68
Hauptbeschreibung Ziel dieser Studie ist es, ein umfassendes Bild des Denkens Moses Mendelssohns zu zeichnen. Dabei gelingt es der Verfasserin, Mendelssohns Ansatz radikal in den zeitgenössischen Debatten zu kontextualisieren und zugleich zu zeigen, welch vielfältige Anschlußmöglichkeiten dieser Ansatz zu seiner Zeit bot - und unter geänderten Rahmenbedingungen... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2007; US$ 70.00
This archaeological study reconstructs Pre-Columbian exchange networks in the Lesser Antilles based on lithic artefact distributions among the different islands. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1988; US$ 44.99
For many people, Native American architecture calls to mind the wigwam, tipi, iglu, and pueblo. Yet the richly diverse building traditions of Native Americans encompass much more, including specific structures for sleeping, working, worshipping, meditating, playing, dancing, lounging, giving birth, decision-making, cleansing, storing and preparing... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 65.95
This volume is an ethnographic study of material cultures. Incorporating local and global dimensions, a team of scholars explore the changing experiences of cultures in locations as disparate as the Philippines and Northern Ireland. Material culture and consumption studies have undergone something of a renaissance recently. This study provides an up-to-date... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 221.00
This book examines the relationships between society and material culture: the interaction between people and things. Tim Dant argues that the traditional approach to material culture has focused on the symbolic meanings of objects, largely overlooking the material impact that objects have on everyday life in late modernity. Dant resists the now well-established... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 8.99
The most comprehensive book yet on this unique art form. Whether flaunted or hidden, sought as art or curiosity, the tatoo has left its mark on generations. From its beginnings as a pagan ornament to today's popular body art, this book takes an intriguing look at the world of tatoos. 150 photos. more...