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  • The Dawn of Tibetby John Vincent Bellezza

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 38.99

    This groundbreaking book reveals the existence of an advanced civilization where none was known before, presenting an entirely new perspective on the culture and history of Tibet. Following clues in ancient texts most considered myth, John Vincent Bellezza treks to the highest reaches of the Tibetan plateau in search of an enigmatic ancient people... more...

  • Polynesian Researches: Hawaiiby William Ellis

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 12.95

    Polynesian Researches:Hawaii is the famous record of the author's visit to the Hawaiian Islands in the early nineteenth century. It includes an account of Hawaiian history, government, religion , warfare, and traditions- a general survey of Hawaiian life. More than this, it is the author's personal observations of Hawaiian manners and customs and... more...

  • Epidemiology and Cultureby James A. Trostle

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 30.00

    This book reveals unexamined assumptions and shows how sociocultural context influences measurement of disease. more...

  • Being Blackby Ian Keen

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1988; US$ 26.50

    This volume brings together results of research by anthropologists on the social life of people who used to be labelled 'part-Aborigines' or 'urban Aborigines'. Issues discussed include bases of identity, ties of family, structure of community, ways of speaking, beliefs and feelings about country, and attitudes to the past. more...

  • Black Hungerby Doris Witt

    University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 57.00

    Black Hunger focuses on debates over soul food since the 1960s to illuminate a complex web of political, economic, religious, sexual, and racial tensions between whites and blacks and within the black community itself. Doris Witt draws on vaudeville, literature, film, visual art, and cookbooks to explore how food has been used both to perpetuate and... more...

  • Born to Runby Christopher Mcdougall

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt?   Isolated by Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured runner Christopher McDougall sets out to discover their... more...

  • Beyond Warby Douglas P. Fry

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 16.99

    The classic opening scene of 2001, A Space Odyssey shows an ape-man wreaking havoc with humanity's first invention--a bone used as a weapon to kill a rival. It's an image that fits well with popular notions of our species as inherently violent, with the idea that humans are--and always have been--warlike by nature. But as Douglas P. Fry convincingly... more...

  • Bali: Sekala & Niskalaby Fred B. Eiseman

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 24.95

    "The best book on Bali for the serious visitor?Has the freshness of personal experience."?Dr. Hildred Geertz, author of Kinship in Bali and professor of anthropology at Princeton University In Bali, what you see?sekala?is a colorful world of ceremony, ritual, dance, and drama. What you don't see what is occult?niskala?is the doctrine underlying... more...

  • Motives in Children's Developmentby Mariane Hedegaard; Anne Edwards; Marilyn Fleer

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 26.00

    This book explores the role of motives in children's development at home, in education and at play. more...

  • Automobilitiesby Mike Featherstone; Nigel Thrift; John Urry

    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...