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Upright Revolution Or Why Humans Walk Upright
ISBN: HB: 9780857426475, Seagull Books, September 2019
48 pp., 21.5x21.5 cm, illustrated in colour throughout
Science has given us several explanations for how humans evolved from walking on four limbs to two feet. None, however, is as riveting as what master storyteller Ngugi wa Thiong'o offers in "The Upright Revolution". Blending myth and folklore with an...
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£14,99
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Islands in a Cosmopolitan Sea A History of the Comoros
ISBN: HB: 9781787381469, Hurst Publishers, June 2019
272 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
For sale in CIS only! Many people today have never heard of the Comoros, but these islands were once part of a prosperous economic system that stretched halfway around the world. A key node in the trading networks of the Indian Ocean, the Comoros th...
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£45,00
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Mythology in Our Language Remarks on Frazer's Golden Bough
ISBN: PB: 9780990505068, University of Chicago Press, HAU, March 2019
320 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In 1931 Ludwig Wittgenstein wrote his famous "Remarks on Frazer's "Golden Bough", published posthumously in 1967. At that time, anthropology and philosophy were in close contact – continental thinkers drew heavily on anthropology's theoretical terms,...
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£26,50
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Creativity on Demand The Dilemmas of Innovation in an Accelerated Age
ISBN: PB: 9780226606972, ISBN: HB: 9780226606835, University of Chicago Press, February 2019
240 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 6 halftones
Business consultants everywhere preach the benefits of innovation – and promise to help businesses reap them. A trendy industry, this type of consulting generates courses, workshops, books, and conferences that all claim to hold the secrets of succes...
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£21,00
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£62,00
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Logic of Invention
ISBN: PB: 9780999157053, University of Chicago Press, HAU, January 2019
135 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In this long-awaited sequel to "The Invention of Culture", Roy Wagner tackles the logic and motives that underlie cultural invention. Could there be a single, logical factor that makes the invention of the distinction between self and other possible,...
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£23,00
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What Is an Event?
ISBN: PB: 9780226439785, ISBN: HB: 9780226439648, University of Chicago Press, March 2017
240 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 14 colour plates, 1 halftone
We live in a world of breaking news, where at almost any moment our everyday routine can be interrupted by a faraway event. Events are central to the way that individuals and societies experience life. Even life's inevitable moments – birth, death, l...
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£22,50
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£67,50
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Making Faces The Evolutionary Origins of the Human Face
ISBN: HB: 9780674725522, Harvard University Press, January 2017
472 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 22 colour illus., 54 line illus., 2 graphs
Humans possess the most expressive faces in the animal kingdom. Adam Wilkins presents evidence ranging from the fossil record to recent findings of genetics, molecular biology, and developmental biology to reconstruct the fascinating story of how the...
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£32,95
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Traces of the Future An Archaeology of Medical Science in Twenty-First-Century Africa
ISBN: PB: 9781783207251, Intellect, November 2016
176 pp., 22.8x17.8 cm, 150 colour plates
This book presents a close look at the vestiges of twentieth-century medical work at five key sites in Africa: Senegal, Nigeria, Cameroon, Kenya, and Tanzania. The authors aim to understand the afterlife of scientific institutions and practices and t...
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£21,50
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Invention of Culture
ISBN: PB: 9780226423289, University of Chicago Press, November 2016
208 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In anthropology, a field that is known for its critical edge and intellectual agility, few books manage to maintain both historical value and contemporary relevance. Roy Wagner's "The Invention of Culture", originally published in 1975, is one. Wagne...
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£19,00
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Cultures of Milk The Biology and Meaning of Dairy Products in the United States and India
ISBN: HB: 9780674729056, Harvard University Press, June 2014
192 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 34 halftones
Milk is the only food mammals produce naturally to feed their offspring. The human species is the only one that takes milk from other animals and consumes it beyond weaning age. "Cultures of Milk" contrasts the practices of the world's two leading mi...
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£32,95
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