Ewa Ledóchowicz - Książki według tematyki
Poetry and Thinking of the Chagga Contributions to East African Ethnology
ISBN: HB: 9781909930445, Signal Books, March 2017
224 pp., 13.8x21.6 cm
Bruno Gutmann (1876-1966) was a German Lutheran missionary. In 1902 he went to Chaggaland on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Deutsch-Ostafrika (now Tanzania) and stayed with brief interruptions for 36 years. Owing to his "intensive involvement with...
HB: £15,99
Echoes of Valhalla The Afterlife of the Eddas and Sagas
ISBN: HB: 9781780237152, Reaktion Books, March 2017
256 pp., 13.8x21.6 cm, 50 illus.
Tolkien's wizard Gandalf, Wagner's Valkyrie Brunnhilde, Marvel's superhero the Mighty Thor and the Vikings heading for Valhalla in Led Zeppelin's 'Immigrant Song': these are just a few examples of how Icelandic medieval literature has shaped the huma...
HB: £16,95
Viking Friendship The Social Bond in Iceland and Norway, c. 900-1300
ISBN: HB: 9781501705779, Cornell University Press, March 2017
200 pp., 15.2x22.8 cm, 2 tables
"To a faithful friend, straight are the roads and short" – Odin, from the Havamal (c. 1000) Friendship was the most important social bond in Iceland and Norway during the Viking Age and the early Middle Ages. Far more significantly than kinship ties...
HB: £32,95
Numbers and the Making of Us Counting and the Course of Human Cultures
ISBN: HB: 9780674504431, Harvard University Press, March 2017
312 pp., 14x21 cm, 7 halftones, 1 line illustration
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...
HB: £22,95
Crying for Our Elders African Orphanhood in the Age of HIV and AIDS
ISBN: PB: 9780226437545, ISBN: HB: 9780226437408, University of Chicago Press, March 2017
248 pp., 15.2x22.9 cm, 16 halftones
The HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa has defined the childhoods of an entire generation. Over the past twenty years, international NGOs and charities have devoted immense attention to the millions of African children orphaned by the disease. But in "Cryin...
PB: £26,50
HB: £79,00
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., 15.2x22.9 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 or...
HB: £22,50
Synthetic How Life Got Made
ISBN: PB: 9780226440460, ISBN: HB: 9780226440323, University of Chicago Press, March 2017
256 pp., 15.2x22.9 cm, 16 halftones
In the final years of the twentieth century, emigres from engineering and computer science devoted themselves to biology and resolved that if the aim of biology is to understand life, then making life would yield better theories than experimentation....
PB: £26,50
HB: £79,00
What Is an Event?
ISBN: PB: 9780226439785, ISBN: HB: 9780226439648, University of Chicago Press, March 2017
240 pp., 15.2x22.9 cm, 14 colour plates, 1 halftone
We live in a world of breaking news, where at almost any moment our everyday routine can be interrupted by a faraway event. Events are central to the way that individuals and societies experience life. Even life's inevitable moments – birth, death, l...
PB: £22,50
HB: £0,00
Social Lives of Figurines Recontextializing the Third-Millennium-BC Terracotta Figurines from Harappa
ISBN: HB: 9780873652155, Harvard University Press, February 2017
494 pp., 19.5x27 cm, 789 halftones, 10 line illus., 3 maps, 13 tables
After more than eighty years of international research on the Indus Civilization, this geographically extensive ancient society remains deeply enigmatic. With no known monumental art or deciphered texts, the largest category of representational art r...
HB: £62,95
Classic Concepts in Anthropology
ISBN: PB: 9780990505082, University of Chicago Press, February 2017
280 pp., 15.2x22.8 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...
PB: £15,00