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  • Prairieby Suzanne Winckler

    University of Iowa Press 2004; US$ 17.50

    Suzanne Winckler?s goal is to encourage travelers to get off the highways, out of their cars, and onto North America?s last remaining prairies. She makes this adventure as easy as possible by providing exact driving directions to the more than three hundred sites in her guide. She also includes information about size, management, phone numbers, and... more...

  • Distant Provinces in the Inka Empireby Michael A. Malpass; Sonia Alconini

    University of Iowa Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Contributors to this cutting-edge volume incorporate the interaction of archaeological and ethnohistorical research with archaeobotany, biometrics, architecture, and mining engineering, among other fields. The geographical scope of the chapters-which cover the Inka provinces in Bolivia, in southeast Argentina, in southern Chile, along the central and... more...

  • Andean Expressionsby George F. Lau

    University of Iowa Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    Flourishing from A.D. 1 to 700, the Recuay inhabited lands in northern Peru just below the imposing glaciers of the highest mountain chain in the tropics. Thriving on an economy of high-altitude crops and camelid herding, they left behind finely made artworks and grand palatial buildings with an unprecedented aesthetic and a high degree of technical... more...

  • Weaving a Futureby Elayne Zorn

    University of Iowa Press 2004; US$ 26.00

     The people of Taquile Island on the Peruvian side of beautiful Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the Americas, are renowned for the hand-woven textiles that they both wear and sell to outsiders. One thousand seven hundred Quechua-speaking peasant farmers, who depend on potatoes and the fish from the lake, host the forty thousand... more...

  • Ancient Nasca Settlementby Helaine Silverman

    University of Iowa Press 1753; US$ 60.00

    Nasca society arose on the south coast of Peru two thousand years ago and evolved over the course of the next seven hundred years. Helaine Silverman's long-term, multistage work on the south coast of Peru has established her as one of the world's preeminent authorities on this brilliant and enigmatic civilization.  Ancient Nasca Settlement and... more...

  • Cahuachi in the Ancient Nasca Worldby Helaine Silverman

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    Ever since its scientific discovery, the great Nasca site of Cahuachi on the south coast of the Central Andes has captured the attention of archaeologists, art historians, and the general public. Until Helaine Silverman's fieldwork, however, ancient Nasca culture was seen as an archaeological construct devoid of societal context. Silverman's long-term,... more...

  • Anthropological History of Andean Politiesby John V. Murra; Nathan Wachtel; Jacques Revel

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    It combines the perspectives of archaeology, anthropology and history to present a complex view of Andean societies over various millenia. more...

  • Customizing Indigeneityby Shane Greene

    Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 19.95

    Customizing Indigeneity follows the Aguaruna on their paths to becoming leaders of Peru's Amazonian movement, revealing both their creative cultural agency and the constraints of contemporary indigenous movement politics along the way. more...

  • Under a Watchful Eyeby Harry Walker

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    What does it mean to be accompanied? How can autonomy and a sense of self emerge through one?s involvement with others? This book examines the formation of self among the Urarina, an Amazonian people of lowland Peru. Based on detailed ethnography, the analysis highlights the role of intimate but asymmetrical attachments and dependencies which begin... more...

  • The Mississippi Delta and the Worldby James C. Cobb

    LSU Press 1995; US$ 24.95

    No one knew the Mississippi Delta more intimately or told its story more eloquently than did David L. Cohn (1894-1960). Between 1935 and 1960 he produced ten books including his best known, God Shakes Creation, later expanded into Where I Was Born and Raised -- and scores of articles and essays, including more than sixty such pieces in the Atlantic... more...