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Technology. Material culture, Including food, shelter, fire, tools, etc.

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  • A history of the animal world in the ancient Near Eastby B. Collins

    BRILL 2002; US$ 290.00

    This title concerns man's contact with the animal world: sacrifice, sacred animals, diet, and domestication. Chapters on art, literature, religion and animal husbandry reveal a picture of the complex relationships between the peoples of the Ancient Near East and (their) animals. more...

  • Asian Material Cultureby Marianne Hulsbosch; Elizabeth Bedford; Martha Chaiklin

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 39.95

    An informative overview of the materiality of Asian cultures and the ways in which objects and practices can embody and also exhibit individual as well as collective tastes and values more...

  • Ancient Glass Research Along the Silk Roadby Gan Fuxi

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 167.00

    This book, for the first time, traces the origin, evolution and spreading of ancient Chinese glass technology. It collects a wealth of data contributed by Chinese and foreign experts regarding the history and background, visual characteristics and chemical compositions of the unearthed ancient glasses from along the Northern (Oasis) Silk Road, especially... more...

  • Curryby Colleen Taylor Sen

    Reaktion Books 2009; US$ 15.95

    Curry is one of the most widely used?and misused?terms in the culinary lexicon. Outside of India, the word curry is often used as a catchall to describe any Indian dish or Indian food in general, yet Indians rarely use it to describe their own cuisine. Cu more...

  • Food And Evolutionby Marvin Harris

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 43.95

    "Many topics of interest to health professionals, such as vegetarianism, dietary fibers, lactose intolerance, favism, cannibalism and changes in nutritional status wrought by the decline of hunter-gathering and the rise of horticulture. Many sections will appeal to the general reader." --Journal of Applied Nutrition The old adage "you are... more...

  • Sexual Citizenshipby David Evans

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 67.95

    This provocative book provides a new grounding for the understanding of sexual rights. It examines the ways in which sexuality is constructed, with reference to the rights and lack of rights of homosexuals, transvestites, children and others. more...

  • Carnal Appetitesby Elspeth Probyn

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 39.95

    Investigating the current explosion of interest in food and eating, Elspeth Probyns book uncovers some of the deep and dark themes underlying our craving for the culinary. more...

  • Managing Animals in New Guineaby Paul Sillitoe

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 44.95

    Managing Animals in New Guinea analyzes the place of animals in the lives of New Guinea Highlanders. more...

  • Experiments in Egyptian Archaeologyby Denys A. Stocks

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This fresh and engaging volume examines the evidence for masonry in ancient Egypt. Through a series of experiments with over two hundred replica tools, Denys A. Stocks brings alive the methods and practices of ancient Egyptian craftworking. more...

  • Florida Ethnobotanyby Daniel F. Austin

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 189.95

    Winner of the 2005 Klinger Book Award Presented by The Society for Economic Botany. Florida Ethnobotany provides a cross-cultural examination of how the state?s native plants have been used by its various peoples. This compilation includes common names of plants in their historical sequence, weaving together what was formerly esoteric information... more...