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- Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 14.09
Dr Jacob Bronowksi's The Ascent of Man traces the development of human society through our understanding of science. First published in 1973 to accompany the groundbreaking BBC television series, it is considered one of the first works of 'popular science', illuminating the historical and social context of scientific development for a generation... more...
- Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98
In this history of roads and what they have meant to the people who have driven them, one of Britain's favourite cultural historians reveals how a relatively simple road system turned into a maze-like pattern of roundabouts, flyovers, and spaghetti junctions. Using a unique blend of travel writing, anthropology, history and social observation, he... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 41.95 US$ 36.36
A powerful and innovative argument that explores the complexity of the human relationship with material things, demonstrating how humans and societies are entrapped into the maintenance and sustaining of material worlds Argues that the interrelationship of humans and things is a defining characteristic of human history and culture Offers... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 21.95 US$ 13.17
Covering philosophical issues ranging from tattooed religious symbols to a feminist aesthetics of tattoo, Tattoos and Philosophy offers an enthusiastic analysis of inking that will lead readers to consider the nature of the tattooing arts in a new and profound way. Contains chapters written by philosophers (most all with tattoos themselves),... more...
- The History Press 2012; US$ 4.36
In Eat Thy Neighbour the authors put cannibalism into its social and historical perspective. Even in an age when almost nothing is sacred numerous prohibitions surround the subject. However, there is some dark fascination with the subject. Characters include Sweeny Todd, Jeffrey Dahmer, Armin Meiwes and much to the pleasure of Boris Johnson the inhabitants... more...
- Springer New York 2012; US$ 199.00
This seminal work on the Neolithic stone-working technique of pressure knapping combines research findings on this epoch-making skill from numerous cultures around the world?academic work that reflects the newly minted global thesis on the topic. more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 179.95
This book examines the impact of recent technological developments in the literary field. The work provides evidence of how emerging media culture challenges the traditional concepts of authorship, textuality, fictionality, sequential structure, and readership, with tendencies toward anonymity, pseudonymity, collaborative authorship, hypertextual narrative... more...