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  • The Omnivore's Dilemmaby Michael Pollan

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.32

    One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year Winner of the James Beard Award Author of How to Change Your Mind and the #1 New York Times Bestsellers In Defense of Food  and Food Rules What should we have for dinner? Ten years ago, Michael Pollan confronted us with this seemingly simple question and, with  The... more...

  • Sapiensby Yuval Noah Harari

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 17.27

    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...

  • Homo Deusby Yuval Noah Harari

    Random House 2016; US$ 14.09

    **From the author of the phenomenal multi-million copy bestseller Sapiens ** **The Sunday Times # 1 bestseller** WAR IS OBSOLETE You are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict FAMINE IS DISAPPEARING You are at more risk of obesity than starvation DEATH IS JUST A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 ... more...

  • The Hold Life Hasby Catherine J. Allen

    Smithsonian 2012; US$ 21.95

    This second edition of Catherine J. Allen's distinctive ethnography of the Quechua-speaking people of the Andes brings their story into the present. She has added an extensive afterword based on her visits to Sonqo in 1995 and 2000 and has updated and revised parts of the original text. The book focuses on the very real problem of cultural continuity... more...

  • The Armchair Economist (revised and updated May 2012)by Steven E. Landsburg

    Free Press 2007; US$ 12.99

    The extensively revised and updated edition of Steven Landsburg’s hugely popular book, The Armchair Economist —“a delightful compendium of quotidian examples illustrating important economic and financial theories” ( The Journal of Finance ). In this revised and updated edition of Steven Landsburg’s hugely popular book, he applies economic theory... more...

  • Why We Buyby Paco Underhill

    Simon & Schuster 2000; US$ 12.99

    Revolutionary retail guru Paco Underhill is back with a completely revised edition of his classic, witty bestselling book on our ever-evolving consumer culture—full of fresh observations and important lessons from the cutting edge of retail such as Internet behemoths Amazon and iTunes as well as the globalization of retail in the world’s emerging markets. more...

  • Marriage, a Historyby Stephanie Coontz

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 18.00

    Just when the clamor over "traditional" marriage couldn’t get any louder, along comes this groundbreaking book to ask, "What tradition?" In Marriage, a History , historian and marriage expert Stephanie Coontz takes readers from the marital intrigues of ancient Babylon to the torments of Victorian lovers to demonstrate how recent the idea of marrying... more...

  • Why I Am Not a Scientistby Jonathan Marks

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 34.95

    This lively and provocative book casts an anthropological eye on the field of science in a wide-ranging and innovative discussion that integrates philosophy, history, sociology, and auto-ethnography. Jonathan Marks examines biological anthropology, the history of the life sciences, and the literature of science studies while upending common understandings... more...

  • Silencing the Past (20th anniversary edition)by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 19.00

    Foreword by Hazel V. Carby   A modern classic about power and the making of history, with a new foreword by a prominent scholar   Placing the West’s failure to acknowledge the most successful slave revolt in history alongside denials of the Holocaust and the debates over the Alamo and Christopher Columbus, Michel-Rolph Trouillot offers a stunning... more...

  • Media, Anthropology and Public Engagementby Sarah Pink; Simone Abram

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 29.95

    Contemporary anthropology is done in a world where social and digital media are playing an increasingly significant role, where anthropological and arts practices are often intertwined in museum and public intervention contexts, and where anthropologists are encouraged to engage with mass media. Because anthropologists are often expected and inspired... more...