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Why We Believe Evolution and the Human Way of Being
ISBN: HB: 9780300243994, Yale University Press, January 2020
280 pp., 21x14 cm, 8 black&white illus.
Why are so many humans religious? Why do we daydream, imagine, and hope? Philosophers, theologians, social scientists, and historians have offered explanations for centuries, but their accounts often ignore or even avoid human evolution. Evolutionary...
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£20,00
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Akulmiut Neqait Fish and Food of the Akulmiut
ISBN: PB: 9781602233867, University of Chicago Press, University of Alaska Press, September 2019
350 pp., 25.4x17.7 cm, 60 colour plates
For centuries, the Akulmiut people – a Yup'ik group – have been sustained by the annual movements of whitefish. It is a food that sustains and defines them. To this day, many Akulmiut view not only their actions in the world, but their interactions w...
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£27,00
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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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£62,00
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Congo Masks Masterpieces from Central Africa
ISBN: PB: 9780300238754, Yale University Press, November 2018
408 pp., 29.5x22.9 cm, 800 colour illus., 130 black&white illus.
This splendid illustrated exploration of masks and masking ceremonies from the Democratic Republic of the Congo presents more than 130 outstanding wooden masks dating from the 18th to the 20th century. Visually stunning and spiritually charged, these...
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£35,00
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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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Fishing How the Sea Fed Civilization
ISBN: PB: 9780300240047, ISBN: HB: 9780300215342, Yale University Press, October 2018
368 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 39 black&white illus.
In this history of fishing – not as sport but as sustenance – archaeologist and best-selling author Brian Fagan argues that fishing was an indispensable and often overlooked element in the growth of civilization. It sustainably provided enough food t...
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£11,99
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£25,00
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Anthropology of the Machine Tokyo's Commuter Train Network
ISBN: PB: 9780226558554, ISBN: HB: 9780226558417, University of Chicago Press, June 2018
320 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 27 halftones
With its infamously packed cars and disciplined commuters, Tokyo's commuter train network is one of the most complex technical infrastructures on Earth. In "An Anthropology of the Machine", Michael Fisch provides a nuanced perspective on how Tokyo's...
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£20,50
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£62,00
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Governor's Residence in Tranquebar The House and the Daily Life of Its People, 1750-1845
ISBN: HB: 9788763543880, University of Chicago Press, Museum Tusculanum Press, February 2018
432 pp., 27.9x22.9 cm
The history of contacts between India and Europe tends to be dominated by the British, but Denmark also played a role on the subcontinent in the colonial era. This book offers insight into that history via a close look at one very specific part of it...
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£45,00
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Qanemcit Amllertut / Many Stories to Tell Tales of Humans and Animals from Southwest Alaska
ISBN: PB: 9781602233362, University of Chicago Press, University of Alaska Press, November 2017
392 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 12 colour plates
This bilingual collection shares new translations of old stories recorded over the last four decades though interviews with Yup'ik elders from throughout southwest Alaska. Some are true qulirat (traditional tales), while others are recent. Some are w...
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£30,00
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Writing the World of Policing The Difference Ethnography Makes
ISBN: PB: 9780226497648, ISBN: HB: 9780226497501, University of Chicago Press, October 2017
320 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
As policing has recently become a major topic of public debate, it was also a growing area of ethnographic research".Writing the World of Policing" brings together an international roster of scholars who have conducted fieldwork studies of law enforc...
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£67,50
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