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  • Man's Place in Natureby Thomas H. Huxley; Stephen Jay Gould

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 3.49

    Thomas H. Huxley was one of the first supporters of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection, and he did more than any other writer to advance its acceptance among scientists and nonscientists alike. His most famous book, Man’s Place in Nature , published only five years after Darwin’s The Origin of Species , offers a compelling... more...

  • The Story of the Human Bodyby Daniel Lieberman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.00

    In this landmark book of popular science, Daniel E. Lieberman—chair of the department of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University and a leader in the field—gives us a lucid and engaging account of how the human body evolved over millions of years, even as it shows how the increasing disparity between the jumble of adaptations in our Stone Age... more...

  • Joyriding in Riyadhby Pascal Menoret

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 28.00

    Based on four years of fieldwork, Joyriding in Riyadh explores the history and social fabric of Riyadh, and of Saudi Arabia, through youth culture, specifically joyriding. more...

  • The Good Lifeby Edward F. Fischer

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    What could middle-class German supermarket shoppers buying eggs and impoverished coffee farmers in Guatemala possibly have in common? Both groups use the market in pursuit of the "good life." But what exactly is the good life? How do we define wellbeing beyond material standards of living? While we all may want to live the good life, we differ widely... more...

  • Visual Intelligenceby Amy E. Herman

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016; US$ 14.75

    An engrossing, eye-opening guide to seeing—and communicating—more clearly, from the groundbreaking course that helps FBI agents, cops, CEOs, military Special Forces, ER docs, and others save money, reputations, and lives. Please note: this ebook contains full-color art reproductions and photographs, and color is at times essential to the observation... more...

  • Popular Cultureby Marcel Danesi

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 39.50

    Danesi employs the lens of history to explore the relationship between popular culture’s content and the means by which it is delivered. The third edition features new chapters on the commercial context of pop culture and explicitly focused on digital culture, as well as exercises and discussion prompts to deepen understanding. more...

  • What It Means to Be 98% Chimpanzeeby Jonathan Marks

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 31.95

    The overwhelming similarity of human and ape genes is one of the best-known facts of modern genetic science. But what does this similarity mean? Does it, as many have suggested, have profound implications for understanding human nature? Well-known molecular anthropologist Jonathan Marks uses the human-versus-ape controversy as a jumping-off point for... more...

  • Prehistory: A Very Short Introductionby Chris Gosden

    OUP Oxford 2003; US$ 7.99

    Many of the familiar aspects of modern life are no more than a century or two old, yet our deep social structures and skills were in large measure developed by small bands of our prehistoric ancestors many millennia ago. The reader is invited to think seriously about who we are by considering who we have been. more...

  • A Global History of Indigenous Peoplesby Professor Ken S. Coates

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 40.00

    A Global History of Indigenous Peoples examines the history of the indigenous/tribal peoples of the world. The work spans the period from the pivotal migrations which saw the peopling of the world, examines the processes by which tribal peoples established themselves as separate from surplus-based and more material societies, and considers the impact... more...

  • A Social History of Dyingby Allan Kellehear

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00

    A Social History of Dying, first published in 2007, examines the major challenges we will face for our eventual deaths. more...