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Sacred Matter Animacy and Authority in the Americas
ISBN: HB: 9780884024668, Harvard University Press, May 2020
320 pp., 27.9x21.5 cm
"Sacred Matter: Animacy and Authority in the Americas" examines animism in Pre-Columbian America, focusing on the central roles objects and places played in practices that expressed and sanctified political authority in the Andes, Amazon, and Mesoame...
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£60,95
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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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£22,95
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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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£28,95
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Still Points
ISBN: HB: 9780873658706, Harvard University Press, October 2018
112 pp., 29.2x23.5 cm, 53 colour illus., 21 halftones
"Still Points" is a collection of remarkable and evocative still photographs taken by award-winning nonfiction filmmaker and author Robert Gardner during his anthropological and filming expeditions around the world. Thousands of his original photogra...
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£40,95
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Wake of the Whale Hunter Societies in the Caribbean and North Atlantic
ISBN: HB: 9780674986374, Harvard University Press, October 2018
352 pp., 23.5x16.2 cm, 51 photos, 3 maps, 2 illus., 4 tables
Despite declining stocks worldwide and increasing health risks, artisanal whaling remains a cultural practice tied to nature's rhythms. "The Wake of the Whale" presents the art, history, and challenge of whaling in the Caribbean and North Atlantic, b...
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£22,95
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Far & Near Selections from the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
ISBN: PB: 9780873658690, Harvard University Press, September 2018
112 pp., 15.2x15.2 cm, 90 colour illus.
Since its founding in 1886, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University has been collecting, caring for, exhibiting, and researching objects produced by human cultures around the world. This handsomely illustrated, highly po...
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£10,95
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Smoke, Flames, and the Human Body in Mesoamerican Ritual Practice
ISBN: HB: 9780884024262, Harvard University Press, June 2018
480 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 22 colour illus., 170 halftones, 47 line illus., 3 maps, 7 tables
Epitomizing the radiating sun and perpetuating the cycles of life and time, fire was – and continues to be – a central force in the Mesoamerican cosmos. Mesoamericans understood heat and flames as animate forces that signified strength and vitality;...
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£60,95
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Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 10, Part 1: Cotzumalhuapa
ISBN: PB: 9780873658683, Harvard University Press, March 2018
64 pp., 38.1x30.5 cm, 27 halftones, 22 line illus., 2 maps, 1 site plan
Since 1975, the Peabody Museum has been publishing "The Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions", a unique series of folio volumes with the goal to document all known Maya inscriptions and their associated figurative art. This is the first of four...
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£60,95
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Out of Bounds Ethnography, History, Music
ISBN: HB: 9780964031784, Harvard University Press, March 2018
290 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 21 halftones
Kay Kaufman Shelemay's impact as a mentor and colleague to a generation of scholars shines brightly in this wide-ranging edited collection. Shelemay took the field of ethnomusicology by storm with her bold and historically rich ethnography of Ethiopi...
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£36,95
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