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  • National Museumsby Simon Knell; Peter Aronsson; Arne Bugge Amundsen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    National Museums is the first book to explore the national museum as a cultural institution in a range of contrasting national contexts. Composed of new studies of countries that rarely make a showing in the English-language studies of museums, this book reveals how these national museums have been used to create a sense of national self, place... more...

  • The Human Ageby Diane Ackerman

    Headline 2014; Not Available

    A beautifully-written, insightful and urgent enquiry into man's relationship with nature and our impact on the planet. more...

  • Everything Bad is Good for Youby Steven Johnson

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 15.00

    Forget everything you?ve ever read about the age of dumbed-down, instant-gratification culture. In this provocative, unfailingly intelligent, thoroughly researched, and surprisingly convincing big idea book, Steven Johnson draws from fields as diverse as neuroscience, economics, and media theory to argue that the pop culture we soak in every day?from... more...

  • Why We Buyby Paco Underhill

    Simon & Schuster 2000; US$ 16.00

    Revolutionary retail guru Paco Underhill is back with a completely revised edition of his classic, witty bestselling book on our ever-evolving consumer culture?full of fresh observations and important lessons from the cutting edge of retail such as Internet behemoths Amazon and iTunes as well as the globalization of retail in the world?s emerging markets. more...

  • Sexual Sites, Seminal Attitudesby Sanjay Srivastava

    SAGE India 2004; US$ 78.95

    Discussions on sexuality in the South Asian context have tended to focus largely on men`s preoccupations through notions such as `semen-anxiety`. Another restrictive framework is the excessive importance ascribed to religion in everyday life. The result has been a rather narrow debate on sexuality. By providing accounts of a myriad sites and meanings... more...

  • The Omnivore's Dilemmaby Michael Pollan

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 16.00

    One of the New York Time s Book Review 's Ten Best Books of the Year Winner of the James Beard Award Author of #1 New York Times Bestsellers In Defense of Food and Food Rules Today, buffeted by one food fad after another, America is suffering from what can only be described as a national eating disorder. Will it be fast... more...

  • The Descent of Womanby Elaine Morgan

    Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 13.11

    A pioneering work, the first to argue for the equal role of women in human evolution. On its first publication in 1972 it became a rallying-point for feminism and changed the terminology of anthropologists forever. It remains a key text in feminist history, as well as an extension to the author's Aquatic Ape Hypothesis, which is gaining more academic... more...

  • Why Is Sex Fun?by Jared Diamond

    Basic Books 1998; US$ 15.00

    Why are humans one of the few species to have sex in private? Why do humans have sex any day of the month or year?including when the female is pregnant, beyond her reproductive years, or between her fertile cycles? Why are human females the only mammals to go through menopause? Why is the human penis so unnecessarily large? Why do we differ so radically... more...

  • Fingerprints of the Godsby Graham Hancock

    Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 19.95

    The bestselling author of The Sign and the Seal reveals the true origins of civilization. Connecting puzzling clues scattered throughout the world, Hancock discovers compelling evidence of a technologically and culturally advanced civilization that was destroyed and obliterated from human memory. Four 8-page photo inserts. more...

  • Narrative and Psychotherapyby John McLeod

    SAGE Publications 1997; US$ 65.00

    John McLeod examines the role and significance of stories in psychotherapy from within a broad-based cultural and theoretical framework, drawing on research from psychology, anthropology and sociolinguistics, while fully integrating previous theory and research. more...