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  • PREHISTORIC EUROPEby Timothy Champion; Clive Gamble; Stephen Shennan; Alisdair Whittle

    Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 46.95

    The study of European prehistory has been revolutionized in recent years by the rapid growth rate of archeological discovery, advances in dating methods and the application of scientific techniques to archaeological material and new archaeological aims and frameworks of interpretation. Whereas previous work concentrated on the recovery and description... more...

  • ANCIENT EGYPT IN AFRICAby David O'Connor; Andrew Reid

    Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 36.95

    Geographically, Egypt is clearly on the African continent, yet Ancient Egypt is routinely regarded as a non-African cultural form. The significance of Ancient Egypt for the rest of Africa is a hotly debated issue with complex ramifications. This book considers how Ancient Egypt was dislocated from Africa, drawing on a wide range of sources. It examines... more...

  • The Academic Writer?s Toolkitby Arthur Asa Berger

    Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 26.95

    Berger’s slim, user-friendly volume on academic writing is a gift to linguistically-stressed academics. Author of 60 published books, the author speaks to junior scholars and graduate students about the process and products of academic writing. He differentiates between business writing skills for memos, proposals, and reports, and the scholarly... more...

  • The Flocks of the Wamaniby Kent V Flannery; Joyce Marcus; Robert G Reynolds

    Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 74.95

    In this volume, the authors present an original ethnographic study of five llama herding communities in Ayacucho, Peru. Data on herd dynamics are subjected to computer modeling in an effort to evaluate the roles of biology, symbolic and ritual behavior, ecological adaptation, and practical reason. The book contains the most detailed study of the waytakuy... more...

  • ARCHAEOLOGY AND WOMENby Sue Hamilton; Ruth D Whitehouse; Katherine I Wright

    Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 36.95

    Archaeology and Women draws together from a variety of angles work currently being done within a contemporary framework on women in archaeology. One section of this collection of original articles addresses the historical and contemporary roles of women in the discipline. Another attempts to link contemporary archaeological theory and practice to... more...

  • Social and Ecological History of the Pyreneesby Ismael Vaccaro; Oriol Beltran

    Left Coast Press 2012; US$ 39.95

    This major work of historical ecology advances the integration of research on environmental and social systems, contributing important lessons for contemporary natural resource policy and management. A diverse, international region, the Pyrenees has been characterized as a quintessential example of rural areas across Europe and North America. The... more...

  • ARCHAIC HUNTERS AND GATHERERS IN THE AMERICAN MIDWESTby James L Phillips; James A Brown

    Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 46.95

    This volume reports on a series of multidisciplinary projects involving the Archaic period of the American Midwest. A period of innovation and technical achievement, the articles focus on changes in environmental, social, and economic factors operating in this period, and the adaptation of the hunter gatherer peoples living at this time. more...

  • QUALITATIVE INQUIRY AND THE CONSERVATIVE CHALLENGEby Norman K Denzin; Michael D Giardina

    Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 36.95

    This volume is a call to qualitative researchers to respond to the political and methodological conservativism of the new millennium. Based upon the plenary papers at the first International Congress on Qualitative Inquiry, 22 scholars from five countries and many academic disciplines address how qualitative inquiry can maintain its forward-looking... more...

  • Qualitative Inquiry and Human Rightsby Norman K Denzin; Michael D Giardina

    Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 36.95

    Qualitative researchers are increasingly being called upon to become human rights advocates, to help individuals and communities honor the sanctity of life, and to promote the core values of privacy, justice, freedom, peace, and human dignity. In this volume of plenary papers from the Fifth International of Qualitative Inquiry in 2009, leading qualitative... more...

  • DISAPPEARING PEOPLES?by Barbara Brower; Barbara Rose Johnston

    Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    South and Central Asia is a region of extraordinary cultural and environmental diversity and home to nearly one-quarter of the earth's population. Among these diverse peoples are some whose ways of life are threatened by the accelerating assault of forces of change including environmental degradation, population growth, land loss, warfare, disease,... more...