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- St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 8.99
To live forever is one of man's oldest aspirations--and it might be become a reality. With advances in medicine and new gene research, human life span could extend into hundreds of years. But is this life extension a good thing? "Cheating Death" examines every side of the dilemma of aging and longevity--from improvements in diet and medicine to the... more...
- Atlantic Books 2014; US$ 11.65
<p>In the Spring of 1994, Rwanda was the scene of the first acts since the Second World War to be legally defined as genocide. Two years later, Clea Koff, a twenty-three-year-old forensic anthropologist, was one of sixteen scientists chosen by the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal to go to Rwanda to unearth physical evidence... more...
- Reaktion Books 2011; US$ 35.00
Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama have both signed bills into law with their left hands. And being left-handed certainly did not hold back the artistic achievements of Michelangelo or Raphael. And the dexterous guitar playing of Jimmi Hendrix may only have been aided by his southpaw tendencies. Left-handedness, in fact, would appear to be no big... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 3.99
The Little Book of Sussex is a funny, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of the sort of frivolous, fantastic or simply strange information which no-one will want to be without. Here we find out about the most unusual crimes and punishments, eccentric inhabitants, famous sons and daughters and literally hundreds of wacky facts (plus some authentically... more...
- Melbourne University Press 2009; US$ 33.32
In this rich and insightful collection of essays, leading anthropologist Ghassan Hage brings together academics across political science, philosophy, anthropology and sociology for an examination into the experience of waiting. What is it to wait? What do we wait for? And how is waiting connected to the social worlds in which we live?From Beckett's... more...
- De Gruyter 1898; US$ 168.00
This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important historical work, maintaining the same format as the original work. While some publishers have opted to apply OCR (optical character recognition) technology to the process, we believe this leads to sub-optimal results (frequent typographical errors, strange... more...
- University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 20.00
Folklore Rules is a brief introduction to the foundational concepts in folklore studies for beginning students. Designed to give essential background on the current study of folklore and some of the basic concepts and questions used when analyzing folklore, this short, coherent, and approachable handbook is divided into five chapters: What Is Folklore?;... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 27.99
Anthropologist and sociologist Jacques Audinet proposes an alternative to culture wars and simple multiculturalism as he explores the history and evolution of mestizaje , the mixing of races and cultures resulting in a third and new force able to ease the tensions between the original two. Audinet reviews the tragic history of imperial and colonial... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 71.95 US$ 62.36
This second edition of the widely praised Anthropology in Theory: Issues in Epistemology , features a variety of updates, revisions, and new readings in its comprehensive presentation of issues in the history of anthropological theory and epistemology over the past century. Provides a comprehensive selection of 60 readings and an insightful... more...