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  • To Infinity and Beyondby Stephen E. Holmes

    Infinite Ideas 2011; US$ 8.95

    Che Guevara and Alberto Granado?s journey through South America in 1952 on a Norton 500 motorcycle is one of the most famous motorcycle journeys of all time. Guevara?s experiences on that journey led him to become a key figure of the Cuban Revolution and one of the greatest inspirational icons of the twentieth century. Steve Holmes and Pete Sandford?s... more...

  • Writing as Poachingby Robert A. Folger

    BRILL 2011; US$ 129.00

    Reconstructing the workings of colonial Spanish bureaucracy in the production of reports on individuals? achievements, this book explores the interrelation of state-induced curricula vitae and individuals? endeavor to outsmart this system in the genesis of modern forms of literature. more...

  • Domestic Architecture, Ethnicity, and Complementarity in the South-Central Andesby Mark S. Aldenderfer

    University of Iowa Press 1993; US$ 47.95

    Domestic Architecture, Ethnicity, and Complementarity in the South-Central Andes is a comprehensive and challenging look at the burgeoning field of Andean domestic architecture. Aldenderfer and fourteen contributors use domestic architecture to explore two major topics in the prehistory of the south-central Andes: the development of different forms... more...

  • Cloud Roadby John Harrison

    Parthian Books 2012; US$ 7.28

    In every atlas there is a country missing from the maps of South America: the Andean nation. For five months John Harrison journeys through this secret country, walking alone into remote villages where he is the first gringo the inhabitants have ever seen, and where life continues as if Columbus had never sailed. He lives at over 10,000 feet for most... more...

  • Mining and Quarrying in the Ancient Andesby Nicholas Tripcevich; Kevin J. Vaughn

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    Over the millennia, from stone tools among early foragers to clays to prized metals and mineral pigments used by later groups, mineral resources have had a pronounced role in the Andean world. Archaeologists have used a variety of analytical techniques on the materials that ancient peoples procured from the earth. What these materials all have in common... more...

  • Cloud Roadby John Harrison

    Parthian Books 2010; US$ 7.99

    An intense and deeply personal account of five months spent high in the Andes Mountains, this travelogue combines historical and anthropological details with the thrill of extreme adventure. Hiking at more than 10,000 feet for almost the entire trip, the author follows the great road of the Incas, the Camino Real. Hand-built more than 500 years ago,... more...

  • Yanantin and Masintin in the Andean Worldby Hillary S. Webb

    University of New Mexico Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    Yanantin and Masintin in the Andean World is an eloquently written autoethnography in which researcher Hillary S. Webb seeks to understand the indigenous Andean concept of yanantin or "œcomplementary opposites." more...

  • Indigenous South Americans Of The Past And Presentby David J. Wilson

    Westview Press 2008; US$ 59.00

    Utilizing ethnographic and archaeological data and an updated paradigm derived from the best features of cultural ecology and ecological anthropology, this extensively illustrated book addresses over fifteen South American adaptive systems representing a broad cross section of band, village, chiefdom, and state societies throughout the continent over... more...

  • Magical Writing In Salasacaby Peter Wogan

    Westview Press 2009; US$ 35.00

    This engaging case study of Salasaca, a village in highland Ecuador, examines indigenous beliefs about writing, such as Day of the Dead name lists, comparisons with weaving, and a witch who kills people listed in his book of names. Magical Writing in Salasaca demonstrates that these beliefs reflect extensive contact with birth certificates, baptism... more...

  • How Forests Thinkby Eduardo Kohn

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Can forests think? Do dogs dream? In this astonishing book, Eduardo Kohn challenges the very foundations of anthropology, calling into question our central assumptions about what it means to be human?and thus distinct from all other life forms. Based on four years of fieldwork among the Runa of Ecuador?s Upper Amazon, Eduardo Kohn draws on his rich... more...