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- University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.46
What do we think about when we think about human evolution? With his characteristic wit and wisdom, anthropologist Jonathan Marks explores our scientific narrative of human origins?the study of evolution?and examines its cultural elements and theoretical foundations. In the process, he situates human evolution within a general anthropological framework... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 29.95
A Dan Josselyn Memorial Publication Within the last 50 years archaeologists have discovered that around the 10th century A.D., native southeastern peoples began a process of cultural change far more complex than anything that had occurred previously. These late prehistoric societies?known as Mississippian?have come to be regarded as chiefdoms.... more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.95 US$ 34.36
Social behavior has long puzzled evolutionary biologists, since the classical theory of natural selection maintains that individuals should not sacrifice their own fitness to affect that of others. Social Evolution and Inclusive Fitness Theory argues that a theory first presented in 1963 by William D. Hamilton?inclusive fitness theory?provides the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95
First published in 1900, this philosophical essay on Evolution questions how the acceptance of Evolution as scientific should influence the thoughts and actions of humankind from the perspective of morality and moral conduct. In his discussion, Frank B. Jevons deals with such subjects as pessimism and optimism towards evolutionary theory, the laws... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 95.99
This book follows the fascinating journey of personal names across the world, using maps and networks to identify alternative combinations of ethnic and geographic origins in contemporary population groups and neighbourhoods. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95
This landmark text constitutes the first comprehensive overview of Francophone Postcolonial Studies. Moving away from reductive geographical or linguistic surveys of the Francophone world, this collection of original essays provides a thematic discussion of the complex historical, political and cultural links between France and its former colonies.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 23.95
The anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss was one of the greatest intellectuals of the twentieth century. His work has had a profound impact not only within anthropology but also linguistics, sociology and philosophy. In this short book he examines the nature and role of myth in human history, distilling a lifetime of writing into a few sharp insights.... more...
- Dundurn 2013; US$ 54.99
This bundle of titles in the Quest Biography series entertainingly presents a variety of influential Canadian lives that have shaped the future of a nation and often of the world. In this volume we find politicians, an explorer, a frontiersman, a famous novelist, a revolutionary, a movie star, landscape painters, and a captain of industry. more...
- Dundurn 2013; US$ 99.99
All of Doug Lennox?s popular books are now collected together in this one bundle of enjoyment for the trivia buff. Hours of fun and enrichment are to be found on every topic imaginable, including sports, religion, history, criminology and many more! If you want to expand your mind, look no further. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00
Contemporary life in most nation-states is not truly cultural, but rather "culture-like," especially in large-scale societies. Beginning with a distinction between special events and everyday life, Lewis examines fundamental events including play, ritual, work, and carnival and connects personal embodied habits and large-scale cultural practices. more...