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  • Fat Chinaby Paul French; Matthew Crabbe

    Anthem Press 2010; US$ 24.78

    'Fat China' provides an in-depth analysis of the growing problem of obesity and body image in China as urban lifestyles change and a sizeable middle class emerges. Rising obesity rates are examined in relationship to changing diets, modern lifestyles, investment from foreign fast food and supermarket retailers and urban planning. Crucial to this analysis... more...

  • Geschichte Hessensby Frank-Lothar Kroll

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 9.27

    Hauptbeschreibung Dieses Buch bietet einen anschaulichen und allgemeinverständlichen Überblick über die Geschichte des Landes Hessen von den mittelalterlichen Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart des nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg neu geschaffenen Bundeslandes, das mit seiner Verfassung vom Dezember 1946 seine heutige Gestalt erhielt. Frank-Lothar Kroll schildert... more...

  • Lone Survivorsby Chris Stringer

    Henry Holt and Co. 2012; US$ 16.99

    A leading researcher on human evolution proposes a new and controversial theory of how our species came to be In this groundbreaking and engaging work of science, world-renowned paleoanthropologist Chris Stringer sets out a new theory of humanity's origin, challenging both the multiregionalists (who hold that modern humans developed from ancient... more...

  • A Companion to Moral Anthropologyby Didier Fassin

    Wiley 2012; US$ 200.95

    A Companion to Moral Anthropology is the first collective consideration of the anthropological dimensions of morals, morality, and ethics. Original essays by international experts explore the various currents, approaches, and issues in this important new discipline, examining topics such as the ethnography of moralities, the study of moral subjectivities,... more...

  • Was Man More Aquatic in the Past? Fifty Years After Alister Hardy - Waterside Hypotheses of Human Evolutionby Mario Vaneechoutte; Algis Kuliukas; Marc Verhaegen

    Bentham Science Publishers 2011; US$ 99.00

    The book starts from the observation that humans are very different from the other primates. Why are we naked? Why do we speak? Why do we walk upright? Fifty years ago, in 1960, marine biologist Sir Alister Hardy tried to answer this when he announced his so-called aquatic hypothesis: human ancestors did not live in dry savannahs as traditional anthropology... more...

  • Your Bodyby Dr. Keith Harrison

    John Blake 2007; US$ 9.99

    We know more about our bodies than ever before, but there remain many unanswered questions. Accessible and endlessly fascinating, this discussion of evolution and the human body reveals which features humans have inherited from fish, amphibian, reptile, four-legged mammal, and primate ancestors; while also exploring how the human body is likely to... more...

  • Handbook of Anthropometryby Victor R. Preedy

    Springer 2012; US$ 1,100.00

    Although its underlying concept is a relatively simple one--the measurement of the human body and its parts--anthropometry employs a myriad of methods and instruments, and is useful for a variety of purposes, from understanding the impact of disease on individuals to tracking changes in populations over time. The first interdisciplinary reference on... more...

  • The Retreat of Scientific Racismby Elazar Barkan

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 46.00

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

  • Die Menschen Macherby Hans-Gü Gassen; nter; Sabine Minol

    Wiley 2012; US$ 37.50

    Es ist wahrscheinlicher geworden, dass wir zu "MenschenMachern" werden. In ihrem Buch widmen sich Hans-Günter Gassen und Sabine Minol diesem faszinierenden Thema, das uns alle angeht. Sie erörtern die Einzigartigkeit des Menschen und den Widerstreit von Schöpfung und Evolution. Sie führen ein in die fantastische Welt der Literatur?... more...

  • Your Body - The Fish That Evolvedby Keith Harrison

    John Blake Publishing 2007; US$ 13.58

    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...