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The Last Human: A Guide to Twenty-Two Species of

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G. J. Sawyer, Viktor Deak

The Last Human: A Guide to Twenty-Two Species of Extinct Humans

Editura: Yale University Press

Anul aparitiei: 2007

This book tells the story of human evolution, the epic of Homo sapiens and its colorful precursors and relatives. The story begins in Africa, six to seven million years ago, and encompasses twenty known human species, of which Homo sapiens is the sole survivor. Illustrated with spectacular, three-dimensional scientific reconstructions portrayed in their natural habitat developed by a team of physical anthropologists at the American Museum of Natural History and in concert with experts from around the world, the book is both a guide to extinct human species and an astonishing hominid family photo album.The Last Human presents a comprehensive account of each species with information on its emergence, chronology, geographic range, classification, physiology, lifestyle, habitat, environment, cultural achievements, co-existing species, and possible reasons for extinction. Also included are summaries of fossil discoveries, controversies, and publications. What emerges from the fossil story is a new understanding of Homo sapiens. No longer credible is the notion that our species is the end product of a single lineage, improved over generations by natural selection. Rather, the fossil ...

  

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and

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Christopher McDougall

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

Editura: Vintage Books USA

Anul aparitiei: 2011

The astonishing national bestseller and hugely entertaining story that completely changed the way we run. An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? Isolated by Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured runner Christopher McDougall sets out to discover their secrets. In the process, he takes his readers from science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultra-runners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to a climactic race in the Copper Canyons that pits America's best ultra-runners against the tribe. McDougall's incredible story will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that you, indeed all of us, were born to run.

  

Economic Lives: How Culture Shapes the Economy

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Viviana A. Rotman Zelizer

Economic Lives: How Culture Shapes the Economy

Editura: Princeton University Press

Anul aparitiei: 2010

Over the past three decades, economic sociology has been revealing how culture shapes economic life even while economic facts affect social relationships. This work has transformed the field into a flourishing and increasingly influential discipline. No one has played a greater role in this development than Viviana Zelizer, one of the world's leading sociologists. Economic Lives synthesizes and extends her most important work to date, demonstrating the full breadth and range of her field-defining contributions in a single volume for the first time. Economic Lives shows how shared cultural understandings and interpersonal relations shape everyday economic activities. Far from being simple responses to narrow individual incentives and preferences, economic actions emerge, persist, and are transformed by our relations to others. Distilling three decades of research, the book offers a distinctive vision of economic activity that brings out the hidden meanings and social actions behind the supposedly impersonal worlds of production, consumption, and asset transfer. Economic Lives ranges broadly from life insurance marketing, corporate ethics, household budgets, and migrant remittances ...

  

Totem Poles of the Pacific Northwest Coast

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Edward Malin

Totem Poles of the Pacific Northwest Coast

Editura: Timber Press (OR)

Anul aparitiei: 2008

This survey of totem poles from the Tlingit settlements of Alaska to the Kwakiutl villages of Vancouver Island examines the cultural, spiritual, and social traditions that led to their creation. The text is illustrated both by the author's drawings of totem poles and historical photographs of early native settlements. Page dim. 280 x 210 x 10 Weight: 472 grams

  

Ghosts of Vesuvius: A New Look at the Last Days of

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Charles R. Pellegrino

Ghosts of Vesuvius: A New Look at the Last Days of Pompeii, How Towers Fell, and Other Strange Connections

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2005

A fascinating look at Pompeii, Herculaneum and the Vesuvius eruption in comparison with other historically significant volcanic eruptions, including the World Trade Center disaster. The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, which obliterated the Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, was a disaster that resounds to this day. Now palaeontologist Charles Pellegrino presents a wealth of new knowledge about the doomed towns - and brings to vivid life the people, their last moments, and the aftermath. The lessons learned from modern scrutiny of that ancient eruption produce disturbing echoes in the present. Dr Pellegrino, who worked at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the 9/11 attack, shares his unique knowledge of the strange physics of volcanic 'downblast' and 'collapse column', drawing a direct link from past to present, and providing readers with a poignant glimpse into the last moments of the 'American Vesuvius'.

  

The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of

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Jared Diamond

The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2006

The Development of an Extraordinary Species We human beings share 98 percent of our genes with chimpanzees. Yet humans are the dominant species on the planet -- having founded civilizations and religions, developed intricate and diverse forms of communication, learned science, built cities, and created breathtaking works of art -- while chimps remain animals concerned primarily with the basic necessities of survival. What is it about that two percent difference in DNA that has created such a divergence between evolutionary cousins? In this fascinating, provocative, passionate, funny, endlessly entertaining work, renowned Pulitzer Prize-winning author and scientist Jared Diamond explores how the extraordinary human animal, in a remarkably short time, developed the capacity to rule the world . . . and the means to irrevocably destroy it.

  

Our Kind: Who We Are, Where We Came From, Where We

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Marvin Harris

Our Kind: Who We Are, Where We Came From, Where We Are Going

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 1990

Marin Harris tells how we evolved from apes, acquired powers of speech, and went on to fill the world with a dazzling diversity of societies and cultures. Writing with the same wit, humor and style of his earlier bestsellers, this noted anthropologist traces our roots and views our eventual destiny.

  

Peripheral Visions: Learning Along the Way

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Mary Catherine Bateson

Peripheral Visions: Learning Along the Way

Editura: Harper Paperbacks

Anul aparitiei: 1995

Mary Catherine Bateson, author of Composing a Life, is our guide on a fascinating intellectual exploration of lifetime learning from experience and encountering the unfamiliar. Peripheral Visions begins with a sacrifice in a Persian garden, moving on to a Philippine village and then to the Sinai desert, and concludes with a description of a tour bus full of Tibetan monks. Bateson's reflections bring theses narratives homes, proposing surprising new vision of our own diverse and changing society and offering us the courage to participate even as we are still learning.

  

Sex and Temperament: In Three Primitive Societies

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Margaret Mead

Sex and Temperament: In Three Primitive Societies

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2001

First published in 1935, Sex & Temperament is a fascinating and brilliant anthropological study of the intimate lives of three New Guinea tribes from infancy to adulthood. Focusing on the gentle, mountain-dwelling Arapesh, the fierce, cannibalistic Mundugumor, and the graceful headhunters of Tchambuli -- Mead advances the theory that many so-called masculine and feminine characteristics are not based on fundamental sex differences but reflect the cultural conditioning of different societies. This edition, prepared for the centennial of Mead's birth, features introductions by Helen Fisher and Mead's daughter, Mary Catherine Bateson. A precursor to Mead's illuminating Male & Female, Sex & Temperament lays the groundwork for her lifelong study of gender differences.

  

The Secret of the Great Pyramid: How One Man's

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Jean-Pierre Houdin, Bob Brier

The Secret of the Great Pyramid: How One Man's Obsession Led to the Solution of Ancient Egypt's Greatest Mystery

Editura: Harper Paperbacks

Anul aparitiei: 2009

The Secret of the Great Pyramid is a thrilling intellectual adventure story about the most exciting discovery in Egyptology in decades. Bob Brier, along with French architect Jean-Pierre Houdin, tells the remarkable true story of Houdin's obsession with Egypt's Great Pyramid, one of the Seven Wonders of the World: how, in an ancient agrarian society not long removed from the Stone Age, such a remarkable structure could have been envisioned and constructed. At once the story of Houdin's determined search for answers to the puzzle that have eluded scientist and Egyptologists for centuries and a fascinating history of the planning and building of the magnificent edifice, The Secret of the Great Pyramid is an extraordinary work that puts the mystery to rest, once and for all.

  

Beneath the Sands of Egypt: Adventures of an

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Donald P. Ryan

Beneath the Sands of Egypt: Adventures of an Unconventional Archaeologist

Editura: William Morrow & Company

Anul aparitiei: 2010

In 1989, Ryan discovered a lost tomb in the Valley of the Kings using a simple broomstick. Now the archeologist recounts his adventures retrieving the remains of Egypt's past, including the breakthrough rediscovery of Egypt's famous female pharaoh, Hatshepsut.

  

Sastun: One Woman's Apprenticeship with a Maya

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Rosita Arvigo

Sastun: One Woman's Apprenticeship with a Maya Healer and Their Efforts to Save the Vani

Editura: HarperOne

Anul aparitiei: 1995

The compelling drama of American herbologist Rosita Arvigo's quest to preserve the knowledge of Don Elijio Panti, one of the last surviving and most respected traditional healers in the rainforest of Belize.

  

Anthropology

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Anthropology

Editura: Dushkin/McGraw-Hill

Anul aparitiei: 2008

This Thirty-Second Edition of ANNUAL EDITIONS: ANTHROPOLOGY provides convenient, inexpensive access to current articles selected from the best of the public press. Organizational features include: an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites; an annotated table of contents; a topic guide; a general introduction; brief overviews for each section; and an online instructor's resource guide with testing materials. USING ANNUAL EDITIONS IN THE CLASSROOM is offered as a practical guide for instructors. ANNUAL EDITIONS titles are supported by our student website, www.mhcls.com/online.

  

Rethinking the Color Line: Readings in Race and

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A. Gallagher Charles

Rethinking the Color Line: Readings in Race and Ethnicity

Editura: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Langua

Anul aparitiei: 2008

@lt;b@gt;@lt;i@gt;Rethinking the Color Line@lt;/i@gt;@lt;/b@gt; is a user-friendly text that does not sacrifice intellectual or theoretical rigor. This anthology of current research examines contemporary issues and explores new approaches to the study of race and ethnic relations. The featured readings effectively engage students by helping them understand theories and concepts, and encourage active learning in the classroom all while providing relevance for students from all ethnic, racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds. The new fourth edition features 8 new readings as well as a new two-color design that brings attention to the "Seeing the Big Picture" and "Questions to Consider" boxes found throughout the text.

  

Physical Anthropology

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Elvio Angeloni

Physical Anthropology

Editura: Dushkin/McGraw-Hill

Anul aparitiei: 2010

Annual Editions volumes have a number of common organizational features designed to make them particularly useful in the classroom: a general introduction; an annotated table of contents; a topic guide; an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites; and a brief overview for each section. Each volume also offers an online Instructor's Resource Guide with testing materials. Using Annual Editions in the Classroom is offered as a practical guide for instructors.

  

Annual Editions: Anthropology

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Annual Editions: Anthropology

Editura: Dushkin/McGraw-Hill

Anul aparitiei: 2010

The Annual Editions series is designed to provide convenient, inexpensive access to a wide range of current articles from some of the most respected magazines, newspapers, and journals published today. Annual Editions are updated on a regular basis through a continuous monitoring of over 300 periodical sources. The articles selected are authored by prominent scholars, researchers, and commentators writing for a general audience. The Annual Editions volumes have a number of common organizational features designed to make them particularly useful in the classroom: a general introduction; an annotated table of contents; a topic guide; an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites; and a brief overview for each section. Each volume also offers an online Instructor's Resource Guide with testing materials. Using Annual Editions in the Classroom is a general guide that provides a number of interesting and functional ideas for using Annual Editions readers in the classroom. Visit www.mhhe.com/annualeditions for more details.

  

The Penguin Encyclopedia of Ancient Civilizations

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The Penguin Encyclopedia of Ancient Civilizations

Editura: Penguin Books

Anul aparitiei: 1989

  

Tristes Tropiques

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Claude Levi-Strauss

Tristes Tropiques

Editura: Penguin Books

Anul aparitiei: 1992

First published in 1955, Claude Levi-Strauss's accounts of his researches among the peoples of the Amazon is a fascinating study and influential in understanding the organization of human society. He writes of myths and superstitions, modern cities and ancient villages, and each page is packed with anecdotes and observations. Photos & illus. throughout.

  

The Greek Myths: Combined Edition

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Robert Graves

The Greek Myths: Combined Edition

Editura: Penguin Books

Anul aparitiei: 1993

  

The Golden Bough: Abridged Edition

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James George Frazer

The Golden Bough: Abridged Edition

Editura: Penguin Books

Anul aparitiei: 1998

The landmark study of world myth and culture Draws on myths, rituals, totems and taboos of ancient European and primitive cultures throughout the world. The third edition of this monumental study of folklore, magic, and religion was abridged by the authour into this single volume in 1922. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

  
 
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