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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...

  • Encounters at the Heart of the Worldby Elizabeth A. Fenn

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 18.99

    Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for History Encounters at the Heart of the World concerns the Mandan Indians, iconic Plains people whose teeming, busy towns on the upper Missouri River were for centuries at the center of the North American universe. We know of them mostly because Lewis and Clark spent the winter of 1804-1805 with them,... more...

  • Pocahontas and the Powhatan Dilemmaby Camilla Townsend

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 15.99

    Camilla Townsend's stunning new book, Pocahontas and the Powhatan Dilemma , differs from all previous biographies of Pocahontas in capturing how similar seventeenth century Native Americans were--in the way they saw, understood, and struggled to control their world---not only to the invading British but to ourselves. Neither na´ve nor innocent,... 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...

  • 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...

  • What Chinese Wantby Tom Doctoroff

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 16.99

    Today, most Americans take for granted that China will be the next global superpower. But despite the nation's growing influence, the average Chinese person is still a mystery - or, at best, a baffling set of seeming contradictions - to Westerners who expect the rising Chinese consumer to resemble themselves. Here, Tom Doctoroff, the guiding force... more...

  • From Foraging to Farming in the Andesby Tom D. Dillehay

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 46.00 US$ 37.72

    This book proposes a new and more complex model for understanding the transition from hunting and gathering to cultivation. more...

  • Being Ethnographicby Raymond Madden

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 48.00

    This book provides theoretical, practical and critical lessons which allow researchers of all levels of experience to successfully engage with their ethnographic research more...

  • Professional Event Coordinationby Julia Rutherford Silvers

    Wiley 2012; US$ 52.00 US$ 36.40

    A fully updated guide to the state-of-the-art guidelines, strategies, and new technologies in modern event planning A must-have resource for every event planner, manager, caterer, and student, this in-depth guide covers all aspects of the event planning process. Written by expert event manager Julia Rutherford Silvers, the book outlines the tools... more...

  • Disposable Peopleby Kevin Bales

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 32.95 US$ 26.36

    Slavery is illegal throughout the world, yet more than twenty-seven million people are still trapped in one of history's oldest social institutions. Kevin Bales's disturbing story of slavery today reaches from brick kilns in Pakistan and brothels in Thailand to the offices of multinational corporations. His investigation of conditions in Mauritania,... more...