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  • The Retreat of Scientific Racismby Elazar Barkan

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 48.00 US$ 39.36

    This fascinating study documents the refutation of scientific foundations for racism in Britain and the United States between the two World Wars. more...

  • Your Body - The Fish That Evolvedby Dr. Keith Harrison

    John Blake Publishing 2007; US$ 7.28

    We know more about our bodies than ever before, but why are there so many unanswered questions? Why do our elbows and knees bend in opposite directions? Why do men and women walk differently? Why do men have nipples? Why is childbirth so painful? Why do we sleepwalk? This book aims to answer these questions and many others as it traces our evolution. more...

  • Evolution and the Emergent Selfby Raymond L. Neubauer

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 36.99

    Raymond L. Neubauer presents a view of nature that describes rising complexity in life in terms of increasing information content, first in genes and then in brains. The evolution of the nervous system expanded the capacity to store information with relatively open-ended programs, making learning possible. Portraying four species with high brain-to-body... more...

  • Zeitgenössische soziologische Theorienby Thomas Kron

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 29.99

    Das Lehrbuch bietet einen spannenden Einblick in die gegenwärtige soziologische Theorie in Deutschland. Es werden wichtige Theorien - von Beck über Esser, Joas und Münch zu Schimank - verständlich dargestellt. Zusätzlich liegen dem Buch zwei DVDs mit Interviews der behandelten Theoretiker bei: Ulrich Beck, Hartmut Esser, Hans Joas, Richard Münch... more...

  • Human Social Evolutionby Kyle Summers; Bernard Crespi

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 24.99 US$ 21.49

    Presents classic papers or chapters by Dr. Alexander, each focused on an important theme from his work more...

  • The Origins of Modern Humansby Fred H. Smith; James C. Ahern

    Wiley 2013; US$ 137.95 US$ 119.56

    This update to the award-winning The Origins of Modern Humans: A World Survey of the Fossil Evidence covers the most accepted common theories concerning the emergence of modern Homo sapiens ?adding fresh insight from top young scholars on the key new discoveries of the past 25 years. The Origins of Modern Humans: Biology Reconsidered allows... more...

  • Indigenous Theories of Contagious Diseaseby Edward C. Green

    AltaMira Press 2000; US$ 39.99

    Far from being the province of magic, witchcraft, and sorcery, indigenous understanding of contagious disease in Africa and elsewhere in the developing world very often parallels western concepts of germ theory, according to the author. Labeling this 'indigenous contagion theory (ICT),' Green synthesizes the voluminous ethnographic work on tropical... more...

  • Human Evolutionby H. James Birx

    Charles C Thomas 1988; US$ 57.95

    A life-long preoccupation with the past as geologist, paleontologist, archeologist, or interdisciplinary evolutionist inevitably leads to a heightened sense of time and a realization of the changes that are possible on this planet throughout the ages. No one who has pondered those consequences of time and change can doubt that evolution has occurred... more...

  • Skilled Visionsby Cristina Grasseni

    Berghahn Books 2007; US$ 29.95

    Most arguments for a rediscovery of the body and the senses hinge on a critique of "visualism" in our globalized, technified society. This approach has led to a lack of actual research on the processes of visual "enskillment." Providing a comprehensive spectrum of case studies in relevant contexts, this volume raises the issue of the rehabilitation... more...

  • Anthropology and Modern Life (Routledge Revivals)by Franz Boas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Anthropology and Modern Life , first published in 1929, addresses itself to an immensely broad field with clarity, introducing anthropology as a unique and coherent discipline, and demonstrating its importance in the understanding of socio-cultural change throughout history. The author covers varied and diverse areas of study: ethnicity, including... more...

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