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The Language of Life
How Communication Drives Human Evolution
Written by James Lull and Eduardo Neiva


Format: eBook0
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.

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The Language of Life
The Language of Life
Written by James Lull and Eduardo Neiva
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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.

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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


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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: eBook0
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.

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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: eBook0
On Sale: January 3, 2012
Price: $11.99

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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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: eBook0
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
Written by Oscar Lewis
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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: $17.95

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
Format: Hardcover
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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The Marriage of Sense and Soul
The Marriage of Sense and Soul
Written by Ken Wilber
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ISBN: 9780307799562
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The Marriage of Sense and Soul
Integrating Science and Religion
Written by Ken Wilber


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On Sale: August 3, 2011
Price: $13.99

There is arguably no more critical and pressing topic than the relation of science and religion in the modern world. Science has given us the methods for discovering truth, while religion remains the single greatest force for generating meaning. Yet the two are seen as mutually exclusive, with wrenching consequences for... Read more >
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Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches
Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches
Written by Marvin Harris
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ISBN: 9780307801227
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Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches
The Riddles of Culture
Written by Marvin Harris


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: July 13, 2011
Price: $11.99

This book challenges those who argue that we can change the world by changing the way people think. Harris shows that no matter how bizarre a people's behavior may seem, it always stems from concrete social and economic conditions.


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Somalis in Maine
Somalis in Maine
Afterword by Ahmed I. Samatar, Edited by Kimberly A. Huisman, Mazie Hough, Kristin M. Langellier and Carol Nordstrom Toner
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ISBN: 9781556439261
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Somalis in Maine
Crossing Cultural Currents
Afterword by Ahmed I. Samatar
Edited by Kimberly A. Huisman, Mazie Hough, Kristin M. Langellier and Carol Nordstrom Toner


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: June 7, 2011
Price: $27.95

Lewiston, a mill town of about thirty-six thousand people, is the second-largest city in Maine. It is also home to some three thousand Somali refugees. After initially being resettled in larger cities elsewhere, Somalis began to arrive in Lewiston by the dozens, then the hundreds, after hearing stories of Maine’s attractions... Read more >
Margaret Mead
Margaret Mead
Written by Mary Bowman-Kruhm
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ISBN: 9781616143916
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Margaret Mead
A Biography
Written by Mary Bowman-Kruhm


Format: Trade Paperback, 199 pages
On Sale: May 24, 2011
Price: $17.00

This accessible and informative biography of an acclaimed anthropologist will appeal to anyone with an interest in anthropology.

When Coming of Age in Samoa was published in 1928, the book quickly became a bestseller and brought its author to national prominence—a bright, young, and charismatic anthropologist named Margaret Mead. For the next... Read more >
Born to Run
Born to Run
Written by Christopher McDougall
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ISBN: 9780307279187
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Born to Run
A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
Written by Christopher McDougall


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: March 29, 2011
Price: $16.00

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... Read more >
Insectopedia
Insectopedia
Written by Hugh Raffles
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781400096961
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Insectopedia

Written by Hugh Raffles


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $16.95

A New York Times Notable Book

A stunningly original exploration of the ties that bind us to the beautiful, ancient, astoundingly accomplished, largely unknown, and unfathomably different species with whom we share the world.
 
For as long as humans have existed, insects have been our constant companions. Yet we hardly know them, not...

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The Well-Dressed Ape
The Well-Dressed Ape
Written by Hannah Holmes
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ISBN: 9780812976298
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The Well-Dressed Ape
A Natural History of Myself
Written by Hannah Holmes


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: February 22, 2011
Price: $16.00

DID YOU KNOW THAT
• we have more hair follicles than a chimpanzee
• a male boxer in top condition can punch with the force of a thirteen-pound mallet swung at twenty miles an hour
• the best human endurance runners can outlast a horse
• one odor above all... Read more >
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Who Is Rigoberta Menchu?
Who Is Rigoberta Menchu?
Written by Greg Grandin
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ISBN: 9781844674589
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Who Is Rigoberta Menchu?

Written by Greg Grandin


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: February 21, 2011
Price: $26.95

In 1984, indigenous rights activist Rigoberta Menchú published a harrowing account of life under a military dictatorship in Guatemala. That autobiography—I, Rigoberta Menchú—transformed the study and understanding of modern Guatemalan history and brought its author international renown. She won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1992. At that point, she became the... Read more >
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