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Confluences An American Expedition to Burma, 1935
ISBN: PB: 9780300190236, Yale University Press, March 2013
176 pp., 22.2x17.8 cm, 75 colour images, 75 black&white illus.
In January 1935, the Vernay-Hopwood Chindwin Expedition departed from Rangoon to explore the Chindwin River valley on behalf of the American Museum of Natural History. The party traversed northern Burma, gathering biological specimens and ethnologica...
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£25,00
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Return from the Natives How Margaret Mead Won the Second World War and Lost the Cold War
ISBN: HB: 9780300187854, Yale University Press, March 2013
352 pp., 25x15 cm, 8 black&white illus.
Celebrated anthropologist Margaret Mead, who studied sex in Samoa and child-rearing in New Guinea in the 1920s and '30s, was determined as the Second World War approached to show that anthropology could help sum up the national character of the most...
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£30,00
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Caribbean Art at the Crossroads of the World
ISBN: HB: 9780300178548, Yale University Press, October 2012
496 pp., 27.9x24.8 cm, 500 colour illus.
Unprecedented in scope, this beautiful book offers an authoritative examination of the modern history of the Caribbean through its artistic culture. Featuring 500 colour illustrations of artworks from the late 18th through the 21st century, the book...
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£60,00
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Stepping-Stones A Journey Through the Ice Age Caves of the Dordogne
ISBN: PB: 9780300188028, Yale University Press, October 2012
272 pp., 23.1x15.5 cm, 38 black&white illus., 8 colour illus.
The cave art of France's Dordogne region is world-famous for the mythology and beauty of its remarkable drawings and paintings. These ancient images of lively bison, horses, and mammoths, as well as symbols of all kinds, are fascinating touchstones i...
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£22,50
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Cuban Fiestas
ISBN: PB: 9780300177886, ISBN: HB: 9780300167061, Yale University Press, March 2012
376 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 4 black&white illus., 17 colour illus.
In the Cuban town of Sagua la Grande, a young Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria peers out the window of his family home on the morning of the Nochebuena fiesta as preparations begin for the slaughter of a feast day pig. The author recalls "watching them at...
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£16,99
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£30,00
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Islanders The Pacific in the Age of Empire
ISBN: PB: 9780300180565, Yale University Press, January 2012
356 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 50 black&white illus.
This compelling book explores the lived experience of empire in the Pacific, the last region to be contacted and colonized by Europeans following the great voyages of Captain Cook. Unlike conventional accounts that emphasize confrontation and the des...
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£16,99
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Gifts of the Sultan The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts
ISBN: HB: 9780300171105, Yale University Press, June 2011
352 pp., 25x15 cm, 250 colour illus.
The giving of gifts both delights the recipient and pleases the giver. Practised in all societies, gift exchange has a history as long as humanity. This gloriously illustrated catalogue is the first investigation of gift-giving and its impact on the...
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£45,00
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Upside Down Arctic Realities
ISBN: HB: 9780300169386, Yale University Press, April 2011
224 pp., 26.6x24.8 cm, 62 black&white illus., 132 colour illus.
Based on groundbreaking new scholarship, "Upside Down: Arctic Realities" brings together ancient and modern works from the Arctic region, including major sites in Russia and Alaska. The featured pieces dramatically illustrate the continuing influence...
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£35,00
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Banana Tree at the Gate A History of Marginal Peoples and Global Markets in Borneo
ISBN: HB: 9780300153217, Yale University Press, January 2011
320 pp., 23.6x15.7 cm, 29 black&white illus.
"The Hikayat Banjar", a seventeenth-century native court chronicle from Southeast Borneo, characterizes the irresistibility of natural resource wealth to outsiders as "the banana tree at the gate". Michael Dove employs this phrase as a root metaphor...
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£65,00
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From Land to Mouth The Agricultural "Economy" of the Wola of the New Guinea Highlands
ISBN: HB: 9780300142266, Yale University Press, December 2010
512 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 172 black&white illus.
Offers a comparison of the apparently incomparable: our capitalist economy to the subsistence-cum-exchange order of the Wola people in the Was Valley.
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£75,00
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