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  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Downby Anne Fadiman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998; US$ 15.99

    Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced,... more...

  • Sounding the Limits of Lifeby Stefan Helmreich; Sophia Roosth; Michele Friedner

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    What is life? What is water? What is sound? In Sounding the Limits of Life , anthropologist Stefan Helmreich investigates how contemporary scientists?biologists, oceanographers, and audio engineers?are redefining these crucial concepts. Life, water, and sound are phenomena at once empirical and abstract, material and formal, scientific and social.... more...

  • 15000 Jahre Mord und Totschlagby Joachim Wahl

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2015; US$ 28.61

    Archäologie als Crime Scene Investigation: Mit modernen wissenschaftlichen Methoden rekonstruieren Anthropologen auch nach Jahrtausenden noch Lebensläufe der Opfer, berührende Einzelschicksale und Tathergänge. Manchmal gelingt es sogar, die Täter und deren Motive zu identifizieren. Die Ergebnisse lassen erschaudern und liefern gleichzeitig spannende... more...

  • Darwin & Australia's Northern Territoryby Holly Smith

    Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 6.99

    Following are a few brief excerpts from this guide, written by a lifelong resident of Australia. She covers everything you might want to know about this part of Australia - guaranteed! The places to stay, from budget to luxury, rentals to B&Bs, the restaurants, from fast food to the highest quality, the beachwalks and bushwalks, the wildlife and how... more...

  • Far from the Church Bellsby Anthony H. Galt

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 36.00

    This book focuses on the unusual nature of peasant society in the region and attempts to explain how it came about. more...

  • The Roads of Chinese Childhoodby Charles Stafford

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 47.00

    A 1995 study of learning and childhood in the Taiwanese fishing community of Angang. more...

  • Geschichte Hessensby Frank-Lothar Kroll

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 7.40

    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 die reiche Geschichte... more...

  • Cattle Campby Herb Wharton

    University of Queensland Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    A collection of stories told to the author by Aboriginal stockmen and women. Captures the life of the droving days when these people traveled huge distances on drives from North Queensland to Victoria and South Australia. Has a foreword by the author, maps and several photographs. Author's novel 'Unbranded' was highly commended in the David Unaipon... more...

  • Peranakan Indians of Singapore and Melakaby Samuel S Dhoraisingam

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2005; US$ 49.50

    This book offers a glimpse into an almost unknown but distinct community in Singapore and Malaysia: the Peranakan Indians. Overshadowed by the larger, more widespread and more influential Peranakan Chinese, this tightly knit community likewise dates back to early colonial merchants who intermingled with and married local Malays in Malacca. Most Peranakan... more...