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  • Big History and the Future of Humanityby Fred Spier

    Wiley 2010; US$ 44.95 US$ 38.96

    Big History and the Future of Humanity presents an original theoretical approach that makes “big history” – the placing of the human past within the history of life, the Earth, and the Universe -- accessible to general readers while revealing insights into what the future may hold for humanity. Provides an accessible and... more...

  • Paths of Fireby Robert M. Adams

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 57.50 US$ 46.00

    Technology, perhaps the most salient feature of our time, affects everything from jobs to international law yet ranks among the most unpredictable facets of human life. Here Robert McC. Adams, renowned anthropologist and Secretary Emeritus of the Smithsonian Institution, builds a new approach to understanding the circumstances that drive technological... more...

  • Minutes to Midnightby Paul Dukes

    Anthem Press 2011; US$ 99.00

    The book examines the evolution of the predicament symbolised by the setting of the Doomsday Clock at a few minutes to midnight in the context of the Anthropocene Era from 1763, making special reference to the study of history. more...

  • The Seaby John Mack

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 29.00

    ?There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea,? wrote Joseph Conrad. And there is certainly nothing more integral to the development of the modern world. In The Sea: A Cultural History , John Mack considers those great expanses that both unite and divide us, and the ways in which human beings interact because... more...

  • Sea Changesby Bernhard Klein; Gesa Mackenthun

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 43.95

    The sea has been the site of radical changes in human lives and national histories. It has been an agent of colonial oppression but also of indigenous resistance, a site of loss, dispersal and enforced migration but also of new forms of solidarity and affective kinship. Sea Changes re-evaluates the view that history happens mainly on dry land and... more...

  • A Moriarty Readerby Brendan O'Donoghue

    The Lilliput Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    John Moriarty (1938-2007), the Kerry-born poet, mystic and philosopher, has been hailed as one of the most original thinkers to have emerged from Ireland in recent decades. Opening a way into John Moriarty's complex work through Guo Xi's painting Early Spring', this Reader reveals the extraordinary nature of his thought. It draws on key passages from... more...

  • The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objectsby Barbara G. Walker

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 15.99

    This fascinating guide to the history and mythology of woman-related symbols features: Unique organization by shape of symbol or type of sacred object 21 different sections including Round and Oval Motifs, Sacred Objects, Secular-Sacred Objects, Rituals, Deities' Signs, Supernaturals, Body Parts, Nature, Birds, Plants, Minerals,... more...

  • The Sea and Civilizationby Lincoln Paine

    Atlantic Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    A monumental, wholly accessible work of scholarship that retells human history through the story of mankind's relationship with the sea. An accomplishment of both great sweep and illuminating detail, The Sea and Civilization is a stunning work of history that reveals in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean... more...

  • War: What is it good for?by Ian Morris

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 14.65

    War is one of the greatest human evils. It has ruined livelihoods, provoked unspeakable atrocities and left countless millions dead. It has caused economic chaos and widespread deprivation. And the misery it causes poisons foreign policy for future generations. But, argues bestselling historian Ian Morris, in the very long term, war has in fact... more...

  • Gender, War, and Conflictby Laura Sjoberg

    Wiley 2014; US$ 22.95 US$ 19.89

    From Pakistan to Chechnya, Sri Lanka to Canada, pioneering women are taking their places in formal and informal military structures previously reserved for, and assumed appropriate only for men. Women have fought in wars, either as women or covertly dressed as men, throughout the history of warfare, but only recently have they been allowed to join... more...