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- World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 118.00
This book, for the first time, traces the origin, evolution and spreading of ancient Chinese glass technology. It collects a wealth of data contributed by Chinese and foreign experts regarding the history and background, visual characteristics and chemical compositions of the unearthed ancient glasses from along the Northern (Oasis) Silk Road, especially... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.00
This collection offers the fruits of a stimulating workshop that sought to bridge the fraught relationship which sometimes continues between anthropologists and indigenous/native/aboriginal scholars, despite areas of overlapping interest. Participants from around the world share their views and opinions on subjects ranging from ideas for reconciliation,... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 89.95
Anthropology is usually associated with the study of society, but the anthropologist must also understand people as individuals. This study demonstrates how methods of social analysis can be applied to the individual, while remaining entirely distinct from psychology and other perspectives on the person. 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...
- 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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 149.95
This Research Companion brings together a team of leading experts to provide a comprehensive and authoritative analysis of the key aspects of heritage and identity. It addresses all the major perspectives on - and dimensions to - heritage and identity in a range of geographical contexts. more...
- SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 40.00
Mobility - flows, movement and migration in social life - has emerged as a central area of sociological debate, yet one of its most dominant forms, automobility, has remained largely ignored. Automobilities presents one of the first examinations of the car and its promise of autonomy and mobility. more...
- Continuum International Publishing 2004; US$ 140.00
Beyond the Image Machine: A History of Visual Technologies is an eloquent and stimulating argument for an alternative history of scientific and technological imaging systems. It explores the ways in which the technological medium through which a piece of visual art is rendered contributes significantly to the experience of the human looking at it.... more...