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  • Technologyby Daniel R. Headrick

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 18.99

    Today technology has created a world of dazzling progress, growing disparities of wealth and poverty, and looming threats to the environment. Technology: A World History offers an illuminating backdrop to our present moment--a brilliant history of invention around the globe. Historian Daniel R. Headrick ranges from the Stone Age and the beginnings... more...

  • Snakes in Myth, Magic, and History: The Story of a Human Obsessionby Diane Morgan

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 55.00

    The snake is one of humankind's most powerful and ambiguous symbols: it has at various times represented immortality and death, male and female, deity and demon, circle and line, killer and healer, the highest wisdom and the deepest subconscious. By virtue of its mysterious movement, potent poison, fearful grip, unblinking gaze and lightning quick... more...

  • Sex at Dawnby Christopher Ryan; Cacilda Jetha

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 12.99

    Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science?as well as religious and cultural institutions?has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing. Fewer and... more...

  • Worldwide Variation in Human Growthby Phyllis B. Eveleth; James M. Tanner

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 60.00

    The health of a population is most accurately reflected in the rate of growth of its children. more...

  • The Graffiti Subcultureby Nancy Macdonald

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 44.00

    This book is the most extensive contribution to our understanding of the graffiti subculture to date. Using insights from ethnographic research conducted in London and New York, the author explores the varying ways young men use graffiti to construct masculinity, claim power and establish independence from the institutions which define and often limit... more...

  • The Gapby Thomas Suddendorf

    Basic Books 2013; US$ 29.99

    There exists an undeniable chasm between the capacities of humans and those of animals, but what exactly is the difference between our minds and theirs? In The Gap , psychologist Thomas Suddendorf provides a definitive account of what makes human minds unique and how this disparity arose. He proposes that two innovations account for all of the ways... more...

  • In Search of Respectby Philippe Bourgois

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 24.00

    This new edition brings this study of inner-city life up to date. more...

  • Naked At Lunchby Mark Haskell Smith

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2015; US$ 8.74

    Naked at Lunch is one man's cracklingly witty, compellingly odd and oddly life-affirming journey into the subculture of nudism. Celebrated journalist Mark Haskell Smith meets, and indeed joins, those shucking off social conventions by shucking off their clothes - he hikes bareback in the Alps with a naked rambler's society, he buys baguettes in... more...

  • Magicby Owen Davies

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    Defining 'magic' is a maddening task. Over the last century numerous philosophers, anthropologists, historians, and theologians have attempted to pin down its essential meaning, sometimes analysing it in such complex and abstruse depth that it all but loses its sense altogether. For this reason, many people often shy away from providing a detailed... more...

  • Mensch.by Stefan Bayer; Volker Stümke

    Duncker & Humblot 2010; US$ 53.44

    Hauptbeschreibung Das vorliegende Buch, entstanden im Fachbereich Sozialwissenschaften an der Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr, bietet dem Leser multidisziplinäre Zugänge zu verschiedenen Menschenbildern, die Überprüfung der jeweiligen Konzepte anhand realen menschlichen Verhaltens und abschließend den Bezug zur Bundeswehr. Die einzelnen Beiträge... more...