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Postgenomic Condition Ethics, Justice, and Knowledge after the Genome
ISBN: PB: 9780226510453, ISBN: HB: 9780226344553, University of Chicago Press, February 2018
304 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm , 19 halftones
While the sequencing of the human genome was a landmark achievement, the availability and manipulation of such a vast amount of data about our species has inevitably led to questions that are increasingly fundamental and urgent: now that information...
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£26,00
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£79,00
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Peru: Medio Putumayo-Algodon Rapid Biological and Social Inventories Report 28
ISBN: HB: 9780982841969, Field Museum of Natural History, October 2017
522 pp., 27.3x21 cm , 24 colour plates, 14 halftones, 12 maps
In February 2016, a multidisciplinary team of geologists, biologists, social scientists, and local residents explored the rivers, forests, and human communities of a remote area in northern Amazonian Peru, along the Putumayo, Algodon, and Mutun river...
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Phantom Africa
ISBN: HB: 9780857423771, Seagull Books, August 2017
720 pp., 22.9x19 cm , 37 halftones, 3 facsimiles, 1 map
One of the towering classics of twentieth century French literature, "Phantom Africa" is a singular and ultimately unclassifiable work: a book composed of one man's compulsive and constantly mutating daily travel journal – by turns melodramatic, self...
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Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America's Culture
ISBN: HB: 9780226298993, University of Chicago Press, March 2017
336 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm , 10 halftones
Who owns the past and the objects that physically connect us to history? And who has the right to decide this ownership, particularly when the objects are sacred or, in the case of skeletal remains, human? Is it the museums that care for the objects...
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Patterns in Circulation Cloth, Gender, and Materiality in West Africa
ISBN: PB: 9780226397221, ISBN: HB: 9780226397191, University of Chicago Press, February 2017
224 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm , 10 colour plates, 18 halftones
In this book, Nina Sylvanus tells a captivating story of global trade and cross-cultural aesthetics in West Africa, showing how a group of Togolese women – through the making and circulation of wax cloth – became influential agents of taste and histo...
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£22,00
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£67,00
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Psyche on the Skin A History of Self-harm
ISBN: HB: 9781780237503, Reaktion Books, February 2017
320 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm , 55 illus.
Self-harm is thought by many to be a modern epidemic: a phenomenon of the late twentieth century, a symptom of extreme emotional turmoil in young people, particularly young women. Yet it was 150 years ago, within early asylum psychiatry, that self-mu...
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Phoenix An Unnatural Biography of a Mythical Beast
ISBN: HB: 9780226195490, University of Chicago Press, November 2016
496 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm , 27 halftones, 17 line drawings
Arising triumphantly from the ashes of its predecessor, the phoenix has been an enduring symbol of resilience and renewal for thousands of years. But how did this mythical bird become so famous that it has played a part in cultures around the world a...
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Patina A Profane Archaeology
ISBN: PB: 9780226351193, ISBN: HB: 9780226351056, University of Chicago Press, May 2016
216 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm , 24 halftones
When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, the world reacted with shock on seeing residents of this distinctive city left abandoned to the floodwaters. After the last rescue was completed, a new worry arose – that New Orleans's unique historic fabric...
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Peru: Cordillera Escalera-Loreto Rapid Biological and Social Inventories, Volume 26
ISBN: PB: 9780982841945, Field Museum of Natural History, September 2015
544 pp., 27.3x21 cm , 24 colour plates
The Cordillera Escalera mountain range on the Loreto-San Martin border in Amazonian Peru was barely known to scientists until the September 2013 expedition described in this report. Richly illustrated with twenty four color plates featuring more than...
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Pottery Analysis A Sourcebook (Second Edition)
ISBN: PB: 9780226923215, ISBN: HB: 9780226923208, University of Chicago Press, August 2015
592 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm , 90 halftones, 124 line drawings, 49 tables
Just as a single pot starts with a lump of clay, the study of a piece's history must start with an understanding of its raw materials. This principle is the foundation of "Pottery Analysis", the acclaimed sourcebook that has become the indispensable...
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£41,00
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£112,00
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