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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
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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
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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: $12.99

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
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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
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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
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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
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ISBN: 9780307989734
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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
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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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The Mental and the Material
The Mental and the Material
Written by Maurice Godelier
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ISBN: 9781844677900
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The Mental and the Material

Written by Maurice Godelier


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: January 16, 2012
Price: $15.95

What is the specificity of the human race within nature? How is its history to be explained? What impact do material realities, natural and man-made, have on human beings? What role does thought, in all its dimensions, play in the production of social relations? How are the human sciences to be... Read more >
The Hold Life Has
Coca and Cultural Identity in an Andean Community
Written by Catherine J. Allen


Format: eBook, 312 pages
On Sale: January 11, 2012
Price: $21.95

This second edition of Catherine J. Allen's distinctive ethnography of the Quechua-speaking people of the Andes brings their story into the present. She has added an extensive afterword based on her visits to Sonqo in 1995 and 2000 and has updated and revised parts of the original text. The book focuses... Read more >
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50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True

Written by Guy P. Harrison


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 3, 2012
Price: $11.99

Stressing the excitement of scientific discovery and the legitimate mysteries and wonder inherent in reality, this book invites readers to share the joys of rational thinking and the skeptical approach to evaluating our extraordinary world. Maybe you know someone who swears by the reliability of psychics or who is in regular... Read more >
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50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True
50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True
Written by Guy P. Harrison
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ISBN: 9781616144951
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50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True

Written by Guy P. Harrison


Format: Trade Paperback, 458 pages
On Sale: December 20, 2011
Price: $18.00

Maybe you know someone who swears by the reliability of psychics or who is in regular contact with angels. Or perhaps you're trying to find a nice way of dissuading someone from wasting money on a homeopathy cure. Or you met someone at a party who insisted the Holocaust never happened... Read more >
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The Children of Sanchez
The Children of Sanchez
Written by Oscar Lewis
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ISBN: 9780307744548
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The Children of Sanchez
Autobiography of a Mexican Family
Written by Oscar Lewis


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 29, 2011
Price: $13.99

A pioneering work from a visionary anthropologist, The Children of Sanchez is hailed around the world as a watershed achievement in the study of poverty—a uniquely intimate investigation, as poignant today as when it was first published.
 
It is the epic story of the Sánchez family, told entirely by its members—Jesus, the...

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The Children of Sanchez
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The Children of Sanchez
Autobiography of a Mexican Family
Written by Oscar Lewis


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
On Sale: November 29, 2011
Price: $18.00

A pioneering work from a visionary anthropologist, The Children of Sanchez is hailed around the world as a watershed achievement in the study of poverty—a uniquely intimate investigation, as poignant today as when it was first published.
 
It is the epic story of the Sánchez family, told entirely by its members—Jesus, the...

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The Unconquered
The Unconquered
Written by Scott Wallace
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ISBN: 9780307462961
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The Unconquered
In Search of the Amazon's Last Uncontacted Tribes
Written by Scott Wallace


Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $26.00

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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The Unconquered
The Unconquered
Written by Scott Wallace
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The Unconquered
In Search of the Amazon's Last Uncontacted Tribes
Written by Scott Wallace


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $11.99

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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Composing a Further Life
Composing a Further Life
Written by Mary Catherine Bateson
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ISBN: 9780307279637
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Composing a Further Life
The Age of Active Wisdom
Written by Mary Catherine Bateson


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $15.95

Mary Catherine Bateson—author of the landmark bestseller Composing a Life—gives us an inspiring exploration of a new life stage that she calls Adulthood II, a result of the longer life spans and greater resources we now enjoy. In Composing a Further Life, Bateson redefines old age as an opportunity to reinvent...

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Pandora's Seed
Pandora's Seed
Written by Spencer Wells
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ISBN: 9780812971910
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Pandora's Seed
Why the Hunter-Gatherer Holds the Key to Our Survival
Written by Spencer Wells


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $16.00

Ten thousand years ago, our species made a radical shift in its way of life: We became farmers rather than hunter-gatherers. Although this decision propelled us into the modern world, renowned geneticist and anthropologist Spencer Wells demonstrates that such a dramatic change in lifestyle had a downside that we’re only now...

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