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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00
Beauty is not a myth. According to scientist and psychologist Nancy Etcoff, the pursuit of beauty is neither a cultural construction, an invention of Madison Avenue, nor a backlash against feminism. Survival of the Prettiest , the first in-depth scientific inquiry into the nature of human beauty, posits that beauty is an essential and ineradicable... more...
- Random House 2014; US$ 33.89
100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens . How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be... more...
- AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 32.99
Man's Most Dangerous Myth was first published in 1942, when Nazism flourished, when African Americans sat at the back of the bus, and when race was considered the determinant of people's character and intelligence. It presented a revolutionary theory for its time; breaking the link between genetics and culture, it argued that race is largely a social... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2004; US$ 12.95
A pillar of the West African oral tradition for centuries, this epic traces the adventures and achievements of the Mande hero, Sunjata, as he liberates his people from Sumaworo Kanté, the sorcerer king of Soso, and establishes the great medieval empire of Mali. David Conrad conveys the strong narrative thrust of the Sunjata epic in his presentation... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00
Leading international contributors present a lively and interdisciplinary panorama of the Italian Renaissance as it has developed in recent decades. more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 18.99
A humorous and charming investigation into what it really means to have proper manners Most of us know a bit about what passes for good manners?holding doors open, sending thank-you notes, no elbows on the table?and we certainly know bad manners when we see them. But where has this patchwork of beliefs and behaviors come from? How did manners develop?... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 16.99
How language evolved has been called ?the hardest problem in science.? In Adam?s Tongue , Derek Bickerton?long a leading authority in this field?shows how and why previous attempts to solve that problem have fallen short. Taking cues from topics as diverse as the foraging strategies of ants, the distribution of large prehistoric herbivores, and the... more...