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Where Are We Heading? The Evolution of Humans and Things
ISBN: HB: 9780300204094, Yale University Press, October 2018
200 pp., 21x14 cm, 20 black&white illus.
In this engaging exploration, archaeologist Ian Hodder departs from the two prevailing modes of thought about human evolution: the older idea of constant advancement toward a civilized ideal and the newer one of a directionless process of natural sel...
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£20,00
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Classic Concepts in Anthropology
ISBN: PB: 9780990505082, HAU, October 2018
280 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
The late anthropologist Valerio Valeri (1944-1998) was best known for his substantial writings on societies of Polynesia and eastern Indonesia. This volume, however, presents a lesser-known side of Valeri's genius through a dazzlingly erudite set of...
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£22,00
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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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£22,00
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African Sculptures and Forms
ISBN: HB: 9788874398317, 5 Continents Editions, September 2018
288 pp., 28.5x24 cm, colour illus.
At the turn of the twentieth century, in particular Gauguin, Picasso, Matisse and later the Surrealists, then others right up till the present day, Western artists have drawn on the arts of Africa for inspiration. How can this constant impact ever be...
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£52,00
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Witch A History of Fear, from Ancient Times to the Present
ISBN: PB: 9780300238679, ISBN: HB: 9780300229042, Yale University Press, September 2018
376 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 16 black&white illus.
The witch came to prominence – and often a painful death – in early modern Europe, yet her origins are much more geographically diverse and historically deep. In this landmark book, Ronald Hutton traces witchcraft from the ancient world to the early-...
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£11,00
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£25,00
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Baga Visions of Africa
ISBN: PB: 9788874398201, 5 Continents Editions, September 2018
152 pp., 24.4x16.4 cm, colour illus.
The Baga, along with the Nalu and the Landuma, are a small rice-growing community living along the coast of Guinea, in West Africa. They became famous following the discovery of their extraordinary sculptures by explorers, colonial administrators, et...
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£29,00
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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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£9,00
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Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe Brittleness, Integration, Science, and the Great War
ISBN: PB: 9780226556598, ISBN: HB: 9780226556451, University of Chicago Press, August 2018
416 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 14 halftones
The injuries suffered by soldiers during WWI were as varied as they were brutal. How could the human body suffer and often absorb such disparate traumas? Why might the same wound lead one soldier to die but allow another to recover? In "The Human B...
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£26,00
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£79,00
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Dark Inheritance Blood, Race, and Sex in Colonial Jamaica
ISBN: HB: 9780300225556, Yale University Press, August 2018
352 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 25 black&white illus.
Focusing on Jamaica, Britain's most valuable colony in the Americas by the mid-eighteenth century, Brooke Newman explores the relationship between racial classifications and the inherited rights and privileges associated with British subject status....
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£45,00
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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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£54,00
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