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- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available
Visionary, prize-winning author Jared Diamond changed the way we think about the rise and fall of human civilizations with his previous international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse . Now he returns with another epic - and groundbreaking - journey into our rapidly receding past. In The World Until Yesterday , Diamond reveals how... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 36.46
The Archaeology of Disease shows how the latest scientific and archaeological techniques can be used to identify the common illnesses and injuries that humans suffered from in antiquity. In order to give a vivid picture of ancient disease and trauma the authors present the results of the latest scientific research and incorporate information gathered... more...
- Indiana University Press 2001; US$ 15.95
"Hickman['s]... style of pragmatism provides us with flexible, philosophical 'tools' which can be used to analyze and penetrate various technology and technological cultural problems of the present. He, himself, uses this toolkit to make his analyses and succeeds very well indeed."... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 42.00
This textbook provides a comprehensive survey of current language issues in the USA, exploring the nature of language variation and its social, historical and political significance. It is divided into three sections: Part I, American English; Part II, Other Language Varieties; and Part III, The Sociolinguistic Situation in the USA. more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99
Mary Catherine Bateson, author of Composing a Life, is our guide on a fascinating intellectual exploration of lifetime learning from experience and encountering the unfamiliar. Peripheral Visions begins with a sacrifice in a Persian garden, moving on to a Philippine village and then to the Sinai desert, and concludes with a description of a tour... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00
It?s December 1997, and a man-eating tiger is on the prowl outside a remote village in Russia?s Far East. The tiger isn?t just killing people, it?s annihilating them, and a team of men and their dogs must hunt it on foot through the forest in the brutal cold. As the trackers sift through the gruesome remains of the victims, they discover that these... more...
- Profile 2009; US$ 20.41
In this stunningly original book, Richard Wrangham argues that it was cooking that caused the extraordinary transformation of our ancestors from apelike beings to Homo erectus. At the heart of Catching Fire lies an explosive new idea: the habit of eating cooked rather than raw food permitted the digestive tract to shrink and the human brain to grow,... more...