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  • The Sixth Extinctionby Elizabeth Kolbert

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 16.99

    ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of... more...

  • Antiquityby Norman F. Cantor

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 11.99

    Bestselling author Norman Cantor delivers this compact but magisterial survey of the ancient world?from the birth of Sumerian civilization around 3500 B.C. in the Tigris-Euphrates valley (present-day Iraq) to the fall of the Roman Empire in A.D. 476. In Antiquity , Cantor covers such subjects as Classical Greece, Judaism, the founding of Christianity,... more...

  • Religions of the Silk Roadby Dr. Richard Foltz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 32.00

    Drawing on the latest research and scholarship, this newly revised and updated edition of Religions of the Silk Road explores the majestically fabled cities and exotic peoples that make up the romantic notions of the colonial era while examining how cultural traditions also travelled to the people encounted on the Silk Road. more...

  • The Great Wallby John Man

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 16.95

    It is a wonder of the world. Every year, hundreds of thousands of tourists journey to the Great Wall of China, and a myriad of photographs have made it familiar to millions more. Yet its story remains mysterious and steeped in myth. In this riveting account, John Man travels the entire length of the Great Wall and across two millennia to find the... more...

  • Introducing the Ancient Greeksby Edith Hall

    Random House 2015; US$ 31.98

    Who were the ancient Greeks? They gave us democracy, philosophy, poetry, rational science, the joke. But what was it that enabled them to achieve so much? The ancient Greeks were a geographically disparate people whose civilization lasted over twenty centuries ? and that made us who we are today. And here Edith Hall gives us a revelatory way of... more...

  • Fingerprints Of The Godsby Graham Hancock

    Random House 2011; US$ 31.98

    Fingerprints of the Gods is the revolutionary rewrite of history that has persuaded millions of readers throughout the world to change their preconceptions about the history behind modern society. An intellectual detective story, this unique history book directs probing questions at orthodox history, presenting disturbing new evidence that historians... more...

  • The Ice Ageby Jamie Woodward

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    The study of the Quaternary ice age has revolutionized ideas about Earth system change and the pace of landscape and ecosystem dynamics. The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction looks at evidence from the continents, the oceans, and the ice core records, and the human stories behind it all. Jamie Woodward examines the remarkable environmental shifts... more...

  • Roman Britainby Peter Salway

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    For four centuries Britain was an integral part of the Roman Empire, a political system stretching from Turkey to Portugal and from the Red Sea to the Tyne and beyond. Its involvement with Rome started long before the Conquest launched by the Emperor Claudius in 43 AD, and it continued to be a part of the Roman world for some time after the final break... more...

  • Sex and Eroticism in Mesopotamian Literatureby Dr Gwendolyn Leick; Gwendolyn Leick

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    Sex and Eroticism in Mesopotamian Literature is a new contribution to current debates about sex and eroticism. It gives an insight into Mesopotamian attitudes to sexuality by examining the oldest preserved written evidence on the subject - the Sumero-Akkadian cuneiform sources - which were written between the 21st and the 5th centuries B.C. Using... more...

  • Egyptian Mummies and Modern Scienceby Rosalie David

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 29.00

    Cutting-edge perspectives on life and death in ancient Egypt, focusing on disease identification and evolution. more...