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- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00
Merde is an unusual (very unusual) and witty investigation into a subject you may always have wondered about--but didn't know quite what to ask. History, biology, anthropology, culture, animal behavior--all of these are the real subjects of Merde. Why can some animals do it on the run, and others can't? Why does camel dung make good fires?... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00
With a New Afterword As a prizewinning foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal , Geraldine Brooks spent six years covering the Middle East through wars, insurrections, and the volcanic upheaval of resurgent fundamentalism. Yet for her, headline events were only the backdrop to a less obvious but more enduring drama: the daily life of... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 24.99
Compared to much of the rest of the world, America and its citizens are rich. But many people are also deeply miserable?at work, at home, or both. This provocative book unpacks why so many people are struggling, both emotionally and financially, in a nation that looks so prosperous on the surface. Author John Brueggemann not only outlines these... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00
Behind the Beautiful Forevers, based on years of uncompromising reporting, carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century?s hidden worlds?and into the hearts of families impossible to forget. Winner of the National Book Award | The PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award | The Los Angeles Times Book Prize | The American Academy... more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2010; US$ 26.30
New Zealand born nurse Marguerite van Geldermalsen first visited the lost city Petra with her friend Elizabeth in 1978 on a sightseeing tour of the ancient world. Already looking forward to her beach holiday at the end of the trip, little did Maguerite know she was about to meet the man she would marry, the charismatic Mohammad Abdallah Othman, a Bedouin... more...
- University of California Press 2010; US$ 27.95
Offering insight and equal consideration into the societies of the "civilized" and "uncivilized" world, Europe and the People Without History deftly explores the historical trajectory of so-called modern globalization. In this foundational text about the development of the global political economy, Eric R. Wolf challenges the long-held anthropological... more...
- Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 14.99
?Important, possibly life-altering, reading for every living, breathing human being." -- Boston Globe In Cooked , Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements?fire, water, air, and earth?to transform the stuff of nature into delicious... more...
- AltaMira Press 2012; US$ 36.99
Essential Ethnographic Methods introduces the fundamental, face-to-face data collection tools for ethnographers and other qualitative researchers and provides detailed instruction to improve the quality and scope of data collection. more...