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Entheogens and the Development of Culture
Entheogens and the Development of Culture
Edited by John A. Rush
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583946008
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Entheogens and the Development of Culture
The Anthropology and Neurobiology of Ecstatic Experience
Edited by John A. Rush


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
On Sale: July 30, 2013
Price: $27.95

Entheogens and the Development of Culture makes the radical proposition that mind-altering substances have played a major part not only in cultural development but also in human brain development. Researchers suggest that we have purposely enhanced receptor sites in the brain, especially those for dopamine and serotonin, through the use of... Read more >
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Recreating First Contact
Recreating First Contact
Edited by Joshua A. Bell, Alison K. Brown and Robert J. Gordon
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781935623144
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Recreating First Contact
Expeditions, Anthropology, and Popular Culture
Edited by Joshua A. Bell, Alison K. Brown and Robert J. Gordon


Format: Hardcover, 276 pages
On Sale: June 25, 2013
Price: $49.95

Recreating First Contact explores themes related to the proliferation of adventure travel which emerged during the early twentieth century and that were legitimized by their associations with popular views of anthropology. During this period, new transport and recording technologies, particularly the airplane and automobile and small, portable, still and motion-picture cameras... Read more >
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On Saudi Arabia
On Saudi Arabia
Written by Karen Elliott House
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307473288
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On Saudi Arabia
Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines--and Future
Written by Karen Elliott House


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $16.95

With over thirty years of experience writing about Saudi Arabia, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and former publisher of The Wall Street Journal Karen Elliott House has an unprecedented knowledge of life inside this shrouded kingdom. Through anecdotes, observation, analysis, and extensive interviews, she navigates the maze in which Saudi citizens find themselves trapped...

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Open Borders to a Revolution
Open Borders to a Revolution
Edited by Jaime Marroquin Arredondo, Adela Pineda Franco and Magdalena Mieri
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781935623120
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Open Borders to a Revolution
Culture, Politics, and Migration
Edited by Jaime Marroquin Arredondo, Adela Pineda Franco and Magdalena Mieri


Format: Hardcover, 270 pages
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $39.95

Open Borders to a Revolution is a collective enterprise studying the immediate and long-lasting effects of the Mexican Revolution in the United States in such spheres as diplomacy, politics, and intellectual thought. It marks both the bicentennial of Latin America’s independence from Spain and the centennial of the Mexican Revolution, an... Read more >
Confucius Lives Next Door
Confucius Lives Next Door
Written by T.R. Reid
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ISBN: 9780307833860
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Confucius Lives Next Door
What Living in the East Teaches Us About Living in the West
Written by T.R. Reid


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: April 24, 2013
Price: $11.99

Those who've heard T. R. Reid's weekly commentary on National Public Radio or read his far-flung reporting in National Geographic or  The Washington Post know him to be trenchant, funny, and cutting-edge, but also erudite and deeply grounded in whatever subject he's discussing. In Confucius Lives Next Door he brings... Read more >
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Moonlight At Midday
Moonlight At Midday
Written by Sally Carrighar
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ISBN: 9780307831330
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Moonlight At Midday

Written by Sally Carrighar


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2013
Price: $15.99

This is the real Alaska, the Alaska few outsiders know. It is the human scene, described in intimate and authentic detail. No one except a gift naturalist could have written this book, for Sally Carrighar has eyes that see, trained eyes that see what others pass by.
 
Icebound Summer was...

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Running with the Kenyans
Running with the Kenyans
Written by Adharanand Finn
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ISBN: 9780345528803
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Running with the Kenyans
Discovering the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth
Written by Adharanand Finn


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $16.00

“Completely satisfying, as well-paced and exhilarating as a good run.”—The Boston Globe
 
Whether running is your recreation or your religion, Adharanand Finn’s incredible journey to the elite training camps of Kenya will captivate and inspire you, as he ventures to uncover the secrets of the fastest people on earth. Finn’s mesmerizing... Read more >
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Darwin's Ghosts
Darwin's Ghosts
Written by Rebecca Stott
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ISBN: 9780812981704
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Darwin's Ghosts
The Secret History of Evolution
Written by Rebecca Stott


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $17.00

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

“[An] extraordinarily wide-ranging and engaging book [about] the men who shaped the work of Charles Darwin . . . a book that enriches our understanding of how the struggle to think new thoughts is shared across time and space and people.”—The Sunday Telegraph (London)

 
Soon...

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Religion
Religion
Written by Anthony Wallace
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307824783
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Religion
An Anthropological View
Written by Anthony Wallace


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: February 13, 2013
Price: $11.99

An anthropological view of religion by Anthony F. C. Wallace, including sections on general theories on religion, religion as therapy, and religion as a form of expression. Read more >
The Color Complex (Revised)
The Color Complex (Revised)
Written by Kathy Russell, Midge Wilson, Ph.D. and Ronald Hall
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307744234
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The Color Complex (Revised)
The Politics of Skin Color in a New Millennium
Written by Kathy Russell, Midge Wilson, Ph.D. and Ronald Hall


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $16.00

A provocative exploration of how Western standards of beauty are influencing cultures across the globe and impacting personal, professional, romantic and familial relationships. Processes like skin lightening in India, hair smoothing in Black America, eyelid reconstruction in China, and plastic surgery worldwide continue to rise in popularity for men and women...

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The Color Complex (Revised)
The Color Complex (Revised)
Written by Kathy Russell, Midge Wilson, Ph.D. and Ronald Hall
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307744241
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The Color Complex (Revised)
The Politics of Skin Color in a New Millennium
Written by Kathy Russell, Midge Wilson, Ph.D. and Ronald Hall


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $11.99

A courageous, humane, and provocative examination  of how differences in color and features among  African Americans have played and continue to play a  role in their professional lives, friendships,  romances, and families. Read more >
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The Journey of Man
The Journey of Man
Written by Spencer Wells
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307830456
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The Journey of Man
A Genetic Odyssey
Written by Spencer Wells


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: October 31, 2012
Price: $11.99

Around 60,000 years ago, a man—genetically identical to us—lived in Africa. Every person alive today is descended from him. How did this real-life Adam wind up as the father of us all? What happened to the descendants of other men who lived at the same time? And why, if modern humans... Read more >
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On Saudi Arabia
On Saudi Arabia
Written by Karen Elliott House
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307272164
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On Saudi Arabia
Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines - and Future
Written by Karen Elliott House


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $28.95

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter who has spent the last thirty years writing about Saudi Arabia—as diplomatic correspondent, foreign editor, and then publisher of The Wall Street Journal—an important and timely book that explores all facets of life in this shrouded Kingdom: its tribal past, its complicated present, its precarious future.

...

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On Saudi Arabia
On Saudi Arabia
Written by Karen Elliott House
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307960993
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On Saudi Arabia
Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines - and Future
Written by Karen Elliott House


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $13.99

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter who has spent the last thirty years writing about Saudi Arabia—as diplomatic correspondent, foreign editor, and then publisher of The Wall Street Journal—an important and timely book that explores all facets of life in this shrouded Kingdom: its tribal past, its complicated present, its precarious future.

...

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Interracial Intimacies
Interracial Intimacies
Written by Randall Kennedy
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307824578
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Interracial Intimacies
Sex, Marriage, Identity, and Adoption
Written by Randall Kennedy


Format: eBook, 688 pages
On Sale: September 12, 2012
Price: $13.99

In Interracial Intimacies, Randall Kennedy hits a nerve at the center of American society: race relations and our most intimate ties to each other. Writing with the same piercing intelligence he brought to his national bestseller Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word, Kennedy here challenges us to examine how... Read more >
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The Unconquered
The Unconquered
Written by Scott Wallace
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307462978
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The Unconquered
In Search of the Amazon's Last Uncontacted Tribes
Written by Scott Wallace


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $16.00

THE UNCONQUERED TELLS THE EXTRAORDINARY TRUE STORY OF A JOURNEY INTO THE DEEPEST RECESSES OF THE AMAZON TO TRACK ONE OF THE PLANET’S LAST UNCONTACTED IN DIGENOUS TRIBES.
 
Even today there remain tribes in the far reaches of the Amazon rainforest that have avoided contact with modern civilization. Deliberately hiding from the...

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Darwin's Ghosts
Darwin's Ghosts
Written by Rebecca Stott
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780679604136
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Darwin's Ghosts
The Secret History of Evolution
Written by Rebecca Stott


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $12.99

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

“[An] extraordinarily wide-ranging and engaging book [about] the men who shaped the work of Charles Darwin . . . a book that enriches our understanding of how the struggle to think new thoughts is shared across time and space and people.”—The Sunday Telegraph (London)

 
Soon... Read more >
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Darwin's Ghosts
Darwin's Ghosts
Written by Rebecca Stott, Read by Jean Gilpin
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780449010938
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Darwin's Ghosts
The Secret History of Evolution
Written by Rebecca Stott
Read by Jean Gilpin


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $20.00

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

“[An] extraordinarily wide-ranging and engaging book [about] the men who shaped the work of Charles Darwin . . . a book that enriches our understanding of how the struggle to think new thoughts is shared across time and space and people.”—The Sunday Telegraph (London)

Christmas, 1859. Just... Read more >
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The Language of Life
How Communication Drives Human Evolution
Written by James Lull and Eduardo Neiva


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 29, 2012
Price: $11.99

Communication in its most basic form—the sending of signals and exchange of messages within and between organisms—is the heart of evolution. From the earliest life-forms to Homo sapiens, the great chain of communication drives the evolutionary process and is the indispensable component of human culture.

That is the central message of... Read more >
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The Language of Life
The Language of Life
Written by James Lull and Eduardo Neiva
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781616145798
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The Language of Life
How Communication Drives Human Evolution
Written by James Lull and Eduardo Neiva


Format: Trade Paperback, 300 pages
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $19.00

Communication in its most basic form—the sending of signals and exchange of messages within and between organisms—is the heart of evolution. From the earliest life-forms to Homo sapiens, the great chain of communication drives the evolutionary process and is the indispensable component of human culture.

That is the central message of... Read more >
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Running with the Kenyans
Running with the Kenyans
Written by Adharanand Finn, Read by John Lee
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780307989734
Our Price: $20.00

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Running with the Kenyans
Passion, Adventure, and the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth
Written by Adharanand Finn
Read by John Lee


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: May 15, 2012
Price: $20.00

“A dusty road stretches into the distance like a pencil line across the arid landscape. Lions, rhino, and buffalo roam the plains on either side. But I haven’t come to Kenya to spot wildlife. I’ve come to run.”
 
Whether running is your recreation, your religion, or just a spectator sport...

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Running with the Kenyans
Running with the Kenyans
Written by Adharanand Finn
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ISBN: 9780345533524
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Running with the Kenyans
Passion, Adventure, and the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth
Written by Adharanand Finn


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: May 15, 2012
Price: $11.99

“Completely satisfying, as well-paced and exhilarating as a good run.”—The Boston Globe
 
Whether running is your recreation or your religion, Adharanand Finn’s incredible journey to the elite training camps of Kenya will captivate and inspire you, as he ventures to uncover the secrets of the fastest people on earth. Finn’s mesmerizing...

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The Living Maya
Ancient Wisdom in the Era of 2012
Written by Robert Sitler, Ph.D.
Foreword by Gaspar Pedro Gonzalez and Patricio Balona


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: April 10, 2012
Price: $12.95

Author Robert Sitler’s immersion in Mayan culture began with a transformative spiritual experience more than three decades ago in the ruins of Palenque, Mexico. Led by a local to a nearby Mayan village, Sitler discovered firsthand what traditional Mayan life was like—a community of people living in peace with each other... Read more >
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The Metamorphoses of Kinship

Written by Maurice Godelier
Translated by Nora Scott


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 3, 2012
Price: $49.95

With marriage in decline, divorce on the rise, the demise of the nuclear family, and the increase in marriages and adoptions among same-sex partners, it is clear that the structures of kinship in the modern West are in a state of flux.

In The Metamorphoses of Kinship, the world-renowned anthropologist Maurice Godelier... Read more >
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The Metamorphoses of Kinship
The Metamorphoses of Kinship
Written by Maurice Godelier, Translated by Nora Scott
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781844677467
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The Metamorphoses of Kinship

Written by Maurice Godelier
Translated by Nora Scott


Format: Hardcover, 654 pages
On Sale: March 3, 2012
Price: $49.95

With marriage in decline, divorce on the rise, the demise of the nuclear family, and the increase in marriages and adoptions among same-sex partners, it is clear that the structures of kinship in the modern West are in a state of flux.

In The Metamorphoses of Kinship, the world-renowned anthropologist Maurice Godelier... Read more >
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