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Emotional Mind The Affective Roots of Culture and Cognition
ISBN: HB: 9780674980556, Harvard University Press, April 2019
448 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 3 illus., 1 table
Many accounts of the human mind concentrate on the brain's computational power. Yet, in evolutionary terms, rational cognition emerged only the day before yesterday. For nearly 200 million years before humans developed a capacity to reason, the emoti...
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£23,95
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Numbers and the Making of Us Counting and the Course of Human Cultures
ISBN: PB: 9780674237810, ISBN: HB: 9780674504431, Harvard University Press, April 2019
312 pp., 21x14 cm, 7 photos, 1 illus.
Carved into our past, woven into our present, numbers shape our perceptions of the world and of ourselves much more than we commonly think. "Numbers and the Making of Us" is a sweeping account of how numbers radically enhanced our species' cognitive...
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£13,95
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Life at Swift Water Place Northwest Alaska at the Threshold of European Contact
ISBN: PB: 9781602233683, University of Chicago Press, University of Alaska Press, April 2019
400 pp., 25.4x17.7 cm, 130 halftones
This is a multidisciplinary study of the early contact period of Alaskan Native history that follows a major hunting and fishing Inupiaq group at a time of momentous change in their lifeways. The Amilgaqtau yaagmiut were the most powerful group in th...
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£34,00
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No Fixed Abode Ethnofiction
ISBN: PB: 9780857426345, Seagull Books, March 2019
80 pp., 25x15 cm
In recent years, social workers have raised a new concern about the appearance of a new category among the working poor. Even employed, there are people so overburdened by the cost of living and so under compensated that they cannot afford a place to...
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£11,99
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Gyotaku Prints of Fish and Crustaceans of Southeast Alaska
ISBN: PB: 9781602233782, University of Chicago Press, University of Alaska Press, March 2019
70 pp., 25.4x20.3 cm, 47 colour plates
Join Julia Tinker – avid explorer, angler, and artist – in her travels as she recounts her multi-year journey captaining her boat through the beautiful waters surrounding Ketchikan and Prince of Wales. Her mission is to delve into the diverse ecosyst...
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Wandering Spirits Loneliness and Longing in Greenland
ISBN: PB: 9780226610566, ISBN: HB: 9780226610429, University of Chicago Press, March 2019
224 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 2 line drawings
It is common to think of the Arctic as remote, perched at the farthest reaches of the world – a simple and harmonious, isolated utopia. But the reality, as Janne Flora shows us, is anything but. In "Wandering Spirits", Flora reveals how deeply connec...
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£21,00
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Water Mask
ISBN: PB: 9781602233720, University of Chicago Press, University of Alaska Press, March 2019
175 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
"Water Mask" is an adventurous memoir from Monica Devine, an itinerant therapist who travels to villages throughout Alaska and builds a life in this vast, captivating landscape. She traverses mountains, navigates sea ice with whalers, and whirls two...
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£13,00
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Making Music Indigenous Popular Music in the Peruvian Andes
ISBN: PB: 9780226607337, ISBN: HB: 9780226607160, University of Chicago Press, March 2019
320 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 18 halftones
When thinking of indigenous music, many people may imagine acoustic instruments and pastoral settings far removed from the whirl of modern life. But, in contemporary Peru, indigenous chimaycha music has become a wildly popular genre that is even hear...
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£23,00
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£68,00
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Twice-Born Life and Death on the Ganges
ISBN: HB: 9781787381193, Hurst Publishers, March 2019
344 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
For sale in CIS only! When Aatish Taseer first came to Benares, the spiritual capital of Hinduism, he was the Westernised teenager of an Indian journalist and a Pakistani politician, raised among New Delhi's intellectual and cultural elite. Nearly t...
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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, March 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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£62,00
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