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- HarperCollins 2015; US$ 19.99
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 of humans inhabited Earth. Yet... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00
Are men literally born to cheat? Does monogamy actually serve women's interests? These are among the questions that have made The Moral Animal one of the most provocative science books in recent years. Wright unveils the genetic strategies behind everything from our sexual preferences to our office politics--as well as their implications for our moral... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 15.99
Camilla Townsend's stunning new book 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, Indians like Pocahontas and her father,... more...
- Texas A&M University Press 2011; US$ 35.00
Race has provided the rationale and excuse for some of the worst atrocities in human history. Yet, according to many biologists, physical anthropologists, and geneticists, there is no valid scientific justification for the concept of race. To be more precise, although there is clearly some physical basis for the variations that underlie perceptions... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95
Everyone deplores narcissism, especially in others. The vain are by turns annoying or absurd, offending us whether they are blissfully oblivious or proudly aware of their behavior. But are narcissism and vanity really as bad as they seem? Can we avoid them even if we try? In Mirror, Mirror , Simon Blackburn, the author of such best-selling philosophy... more...
- SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 47.00
A Clever, innovative book which makes an important contribution to social theory and social policy. An effective introduction it covers core themes and demonstrates exactly how our everyday life is defined by the rise, change and collapse of social practices. more...
- Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 29.95
The African diaspora is arguably the most important event in modern African history. From the fifteenth century to the present, millions of Africans have been dispersed -- many of them forcibly, others driven by economic need or political persecution -- to other continents, creating large communities with African origins living outside their native... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95
?Revealing. . . . full of forbearance and forgiveness. . . . Each re-created interview?captures a particular individual at a crucial time in Chinese history.? ? The New York Times Book Review ?Stunning. . . . Revealing in its incidental details. . . . Liao brings us fascinating insights into the lives of all manner of workers....an addictive book.?... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 9.99
When Europeans first arrived in North America, between five and eight million indigenous people were already living there. But how did they come to be here? What were their agricultural, spiritual, and hunting practices? How did their societies evolve and what challenges do they face today? Eminent historians Theda Perdue and Michael Green begin by... more...