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  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Downby Anne Fadiman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998; US$ 10.50

    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...

  • A New Anthropology of Islamby John R. Bowen

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    This powerful, accessible new study explores the contributions that anthropology has made to the study and understanding of Islam. more...

  • Californiaby Kevin Starr

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.15

    California has always been our Shangri-la?the promised land of countless pilgrims in search of the American Dream. Now the Golden State?s premier historian, Kevin Starr, distills the entire sweep of California?s history into one splendid volume. From the age of exploration to the age of Arnold, this is the story of a place at once quintessentially... more...

  • Sapiensby Yuval Noah Harari

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 19.99

    New York Times Bestseller From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity?s creation and evolution?a #1 international bestseller?that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be ?human.? One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species... more...

  • Institutional Workby Thomas B. Lawrence; Roy Suddaby; Bernard Leca

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 37.00

    This book contains a series of essays and empirical case studies exploring the nature of institutional work. more...

  • Avoiding Politicsby Nina Eliasoph

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 41.00

    Vivid study of American civic life, contrasting private politics and public apathy. more...

  • Speech Communitiesby Marcyliena H. Morgan

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    Speech Communities presents the main concepts and critical arguments surrounding how language and communication styles distinguish and identify groups. more...

  • Anthropology: The Basicsby Peter Metcalf

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 24.95

    The ultimate guide for the student encountering anthropology for the first time, Anthropology: The Basics explains and explores key anthropological concepts including: what is anthropology? how can we distinguish cultural differences from physical ones? what is culture, anyway? how do anthropologists study culture? what are the key theories... more...

  • Uses of Heritageby Laurajane Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 39.95

    Examining international case studies including USA, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Laurajane Smith identifies and explores the use of heritage throughout the world. Challenging the idea that heritage value is self-evident, and that things must be preserved because they have an inherent importance, Smith forcefully demonstrates that heritage value... more...

  • Here's Looking at Euclidby Alex Bellos

    Free Press 2010; US$ 16.00

    Too often math gets a bad rap, characterized as dry and difficult. But, Alex Bellos says, "math can be inspiring and brilliantly creative. Mathematical thought is one of the great achievements of the human race, and arguably the foundation of all human progress. The world of mathematics is a remarkable place." Bellos has traveled all around the globe... more...