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  • Dark Emuby Bruce Pascoe

    Magabala Books 2014; US$ 19.99

    Dark Emu puts forward an argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer tag for precolonial Aboriginal Australians. The evidence insists that Aboriginal people right across the continent were using domesticated plants, sowing, harvesting, irrigating and storing - behaviours inconsistent with the hunter-gatherer tag. Gerritsen... more...

  • 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...

  • First Migrantsby Peter Bellwood

    Wiley 2014; US$ 43.95

    The first publication to outline the complex global story of human migration and dispersal throughout the whole of human prehistory. Utilizing archaeological, linguistic and biological evidence, Peter Bellwood traces the journeys of the earliest hunter-gatherer and agriculturalist migrants as critical elements in the evolution of human lifeways. ... more...

  • Handbuch Anthropologieby Eike Bohlken; Christian Thies

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2009; US$ 45.48

    Was ist der Mensch? Wie ist sein Verhältnis zum Kosmos, zu den Mitmenschen und zu sich selbst? Gibt es eine Sonderstellung des Menschen? Das Handbuch erörtert diese Fragen aus dem Blickwinkel zentraler Disziplinen. Darunter: Hirnforschung, Kognitivismus, Philosophische Anthropologie, Soziobiologie, Tiefenpsychologie und Transhumanismus. Es stellt mit... more...

  • The Story of the Human Bodyby Daniel Lieberman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    In this landmark book of popular science, Daniel E. Lieberman?chair of the department of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University and a leader in the field?gives us a lucid and engaging account of how the human body evolved over millions of years, even as it shows how the increasing disparity between the jumble of adaptations in our Stone Age... more...

  • The Chrysanthemum and the Swordby Ruth Benedict

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2006; US$ 14.99

    A recognized classic of cultural anthropology, this book explores the political, religious, and economic life of Japan from the seventh century through the mid-twentieth, as well as personal family life. more...

  • World Clothing and Fashionby Mary Ellen Snodgrass

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Taking a global, multicultural, social, and economic perspective, this work explores the diverse and colourful history of human attire. From prehistoric times to the age of globalization, articles cover the evolution of clothing utility, style, production, and commerce, including accessories (shoes, hats, gloves, handbags, and jewellery) for men, women,... more...

  • Inhuman Natureby Nigel Clark

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 26.95

    A timely exploration of the social context of environmental change and it's effect on mankind. A unique mix of both social and environmental science approaches. more...

  • Ancestral Appetitesby Kristen J. Gremillion

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00

    This book explores the relationship between prehistoric people and their food. more...

  • Elephants and Kingsby Thomas R. Trautmann

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Because of their enormous size, elephants have long been irresistible for kings as symbols of their eminence. In early civilizations?such as Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Indus Civilization, and China?kings used elephants for royal sacrifice, spectacular hunts, public display of live captives, or the conspicuous consumption of ivory?all of them tending... more...