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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 World System and the Earth Systemby Alf Hornborg; Carole L Crumley

    Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 36.95

    In this benchmark volume top scholars come together to present state-of-the-art research and pursue a more rigorous framework for understanding and studying the linkages between social and ecological systems. Contributors from a wide spectrum of disciplines, including archaeology, anthropology, geography, ecology, palaeo-science, geology, sociology,... more...

  • TREES AND WOODLANDS OF SOUTH INDIAby Eleni Asouti; Dorian Q Fuller

    Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 49.95

    This volume introduces the ecological history of woodland vegetation in South India. It incorporates a critical overview of the theories of ecological on the subcontinent while detailing the history of long-term changes in the tree and shrub vegetation of the Indian peninsula that have resulted from climate change and the impact of human activities... 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...

  • Indigenous Peoples and the Collaborative Stewardship of Natureby Anne Ross; Richard Sherman; Jeffrey G. Snodgrass; Henry D. Delcore

    Left Coast Press 2012; US$ 32.95

    Involving Indigenous peoples and traditional knowledge into natural resource management produces more equitable and successful outcomes. Unfortunately, argue Anne Ross and co-authors, even many “progressive” methods fail to produce truly equal partnerships. This book offers a comprehensive and global overview of the theoretical, methodological,... more...

  • MODERN CAPITALIST CULTUREby Leslie A White; Robert Carniero; Burton J Brown; Benjamin Urish

    Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 49.95

    This lost classic by famous anthropological theorist Leslie A. White, published now for the first time, represents twenty-five years of his scholarship on the anthropology of modern capitalism. Drawing out his now classic formulations of social organization, cultural evolution, and the relationship between technology, ecology, and culture, this major... more...

  • SHARED HISTORIESby Paul Scham; Walid Salem; Benjamin Pogrund

    Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    There is no single history of the development of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Israeli historical narrative speaks of Zionism as the Jewish national movement, of building a refuge from persecution, and of national regeneration. The Palestinian narrative speaks of invasion, expulsion, and oppression. Its no wonder peace remains elusive. This... 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...

  • The Evolution of Cultural Diversityby Ruth Mace; Clare J Holden; Stephen Shennan

    Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 36.95

    Virtually all aspects of human behavior show enormous variation both within and between cultural groups, including material culture, social organization and language. Thousands of distinct cultural groups exist: about 6,000 languages are spoken today, and it is thought that a far greater number of languages existed in the past but became extinct.... more...