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  • Homo Deusby Yuval Noah Harari

    Random House 2016; US$ 14.09

    **From the author of the phenomenal million copy bestseller Sapiens ** **The Sunday Times # 1 bestseller** WAR IS OBSOLETE You are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict FAMINE IS DISAPPEARING You are at more risk of obesity than starvation DEATH IS JUST A TECHNICAL PROBLEM Equality is out, but immortality is in WHAT DOES... more...

  • Sapiensby Yuval Noah Harari

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 27.99

    New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg 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... more...

  • The Unfolding of Languageby Guy Deutscher

    Henry Holt and Co. 2006; US$ 14.70

    Blending the spirit of Eats, Shoots & Leaves with the science of The Language Instinct , an original inquiry into the development of that most essential-and mysterious-of human creations: Language Language is mankind's greatest invention-except, of course, that it was never invented." So begins linguist Guy Deutscher's enthralling investigation... more...

  • Life Exposedby Adriana Petryna

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25

    On April 26, 1986, Unit Four of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor exploded in then Soviet Ukraine. More than 3.5 million people in Ukraine alone, not to mention many citizens of surrounding countries, are still suffering the effects. Life Exposed is the first book to comprehensively examine the vexed political, scientific, and social circumstances that... more...

  • The Crowdby Gustave Le Bon

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95

    One of the most influential books on social psychology ever written, brilliantly instructive in the general characteristics and mental unity of a crowd. A must-read for students, politicians, and investors. more...

  • Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problemsby John H. Bodley

    AltaMira Press 2012; US$ 79.50

    Bodley trenchantly critiques the most pressing global mega-problems, such as unsustainable growth, resource depletion, global warming, and poverty and conflict, and shows how anthropology makes it possible to find solutions. more...

  • Language and Genderby Penelope Eckert; Sally McConnell-Ginet

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 44.00

    Updated and restructured new edition of a textbook for courses in language and gender which is accessible to non-linguists. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Modern Chinese Cultureby Kam Louie

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    A wide-ranging and accessibly written guide to the key aspects of elite and popular culture in contemporary China. more...

  • Everyone Is Africanby Daniel J. Fairbanks

    Prometheus Books 2015; US$ 11.99

    What does science say about race? In this book a distinguished research geneticist presents abundant evidence showing that traditional notions about distinct racial differences have little scientific foundation. In short, racism is not just morally wrong; it has no basis in fact. The author lucidly describes in detail the factors that have led to... more...

  • Waterworldsby Kirsten Hastrup; Frida Hastrup

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 34.95

    In one form or another, water participates in the making and unmaking of people's lives, practices, and stories. Contributors' detailed ethnographic work analyzes the union and mutual shaping of water and social lives. This volume discusses current ecological disturbances and engages in a world where unbounded relationalities and unsettled frames... more...