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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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Inside World Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Memorial Poles
ISBN: HB: 9783791358161, Prestel Publishing, February 2019
160 pp., 27x25 cm, 110 colour illus.
Traditionally used in Aboriginal funeral ceremonies, memorial poles have been transformed into compelling contemporary artworks. The memorial pole is made from the trunk of the Eucalyptus tetradonta, hollowed naturally by termites. When the bones of...
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£39,99
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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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Bedouin Culture in the Bible
ISBN: HB: 9780300121827, Yale University Press, January 2019
288 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 28 black&white illus.
Written by one of the world's leading scholars of Bedouin culture, this groundbreaking book sheds new light on significant points of convergence between Bedouin and early Israelite cultures, as manifested in the Hebrew Bible. Bailey compares Bedouin...
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£40,00
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Behind Closed Doors At Home in Georgian England
ISBN: PB: 9780300245721, Yale University Press, January 2019
400 pp., 19.7x12.7 cm, 80 black&white illus., 25 colour illus.
In this brilliant work, Amanda Vickery unlocks the homes of Georgian England to examine the lives of the people who lived there. Writing with her customary wit and verve, she introduces us to men and women from all walks of life: gentlewoman Anne Dor...
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£10,99
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Lost Maps of the Caliphs Drawing the World in Eleventh-Century Cairo
ISBN: HB: 9781851244911, Bodleian Library Publishing, December 2018
368 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 25 colour illus., 69 black&white illus.
About a millennium ago, in Cairo, someone completed a large and richly illustrated book. In the course of thirty-five chapters, our unknown author guided the reader on a journey from the outermost cosmos and planets to Earth and its lands, islands, f...
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£37,50
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Neighborhood of Gods The Sacred and the Visible at the Margins of Mumbai
ISBN: PB: 9780226494906, ISBN: HB: 9780226494876, University of Chicago Press, December 2018
336 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 10 halftones
There are many holy cities in India, but Mumbai is not usually named as one of them. More popular images of the city capture the world's collective imagination – as a Bollywood fantasia or a slumland dystopia. Yet for many, if not most people who liv...
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£27,00
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£68,00
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Becoming Human A Theory of Ontogeny
ISBN: HB: 9780674980853, Harvard University Press, December 2018
392 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 24 illus., 1 table
A radical reconsideration of how we develop the qualities that make us human, based on decades of cutting-edge experimental work by the former director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Virtually all theories of how humans h...
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£25,95
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Sami Peoples of the North A Social and Cultural History
ISBN: PB: 9781787380318, Hurst Publishers, December 2018
344 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
For sale in CIS only! The first comprehensive history of the Sami people of the Nordic countries and northwestern Russia. There is no single volume which encompasses an integrated social and cultural history of the Sami people from the Nordic countr...
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£18,99
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Australianama The South Asian Odyssey in Australia
ISBN: PB: 9781849049696, Hurst Publishers, December 2018
288 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
For sale in CIS only! Australian deserts remain dotted with the ruins of old mosques. Beginning with a Bengali poetry collection discovered in a nineteenth-century mosque in the town of Broken Hill, Samia Khatun weaves together the stories of variou...
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£25,00
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