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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

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: eBook
On Sale: November 29, 2011
Price: $14.99

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
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: $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
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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ISBN: 9780307462985
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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
Format: Trade Paperback
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


Format: eBook
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
Format: eBook
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
Format: Trade Paperback
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
Format: Trade Paperback
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
Format: Trade Paperback
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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Born to Run
Born to Run
Written by Christopher McDougall, Read by Fred Sanders
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780307914552
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Born to Run
A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
Written by Christopher McDougall
Read by Fred Sanders


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: December 28, 2010
Price: $19.99

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 >
The Living Maya
The Living Maya
Written by Robert Sitler, Ph.D., Foreword by Gaspar Pedro Gonzalez and Patricio Balona
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781556439391
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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: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $16.95

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 Hand
The Hand
Written by Frank R. Wilson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307772770
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The Hand
How Its Use Shapes the Brain, Language, and Human Culture
Written by Frank R. Wilson


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: October 27, 2010
Price: $13.99

"A startling argument . . . provocative . . . absorbing." --The Boston Globe

"Ambitious . . . arresting . . . celebrates the importance of hands to our lives today as well as to the history of our species."
--The New York Times Book Review

The human hand is a miracle of... Read more >
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Thrive
Thrive
Written by Dan Buettner
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426205156
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Thrive
Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way
Written by Dan Buettner


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $26.00

What makes us happy? It's not wealth, youth, beauty, or intelligence, says Dan Buettner. In fact, most of us have the keys within our grasp. Circling the globe to study the world's happiest populations, Buettner has spotted several common principles that can unlock the doors to true contentment with our lives.

Working...

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Witness in Our Time, Second Edition
Witness in Our Time, Second Edition
Written by Ken Light
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781588342980
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Witness in Our Time, Second Edition
Working Lives of Documentary Photographers
Written by Ken Light


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $21.95

Witness in Our Time traces the recent history of social documentary photography in the words of twenty-nine of the genre's best photographers, editors, and curators, showing how the profession remains vital, innovative, and committed to social change. The second edition includes a new section of interviews on documentary photography in the...

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Witness in Our Time, Second Edition
Working Lives of Documentary Photographers
Written by Ken Light


Format: eBook, 280 pages
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $21.95

Witness in Our Time traces the recent history of social documentary photography in the words of twenty-nine of the genre's best photographers, editors, and curators, showing how the profession remains vital, innovative, and committed to social change. The second edition includes a new section of interviews on documentary photography in the... Read more >
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The Last Speakers
The Last Speakers
Written by K. David Harrison
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426204616
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The Last Speakers
The Quest to Save the World's Most Endangered Languages
Written by K. David Harrison


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: September 21, 2010
Price: $27.00

Part travelogue and part scientist's notebook, The Last Speakers is the poignant chronicle of author K. David Harrison's expeditions around the world to meet with last speakers of vanishing languages. The speakers' eloquent reflections and candid photographs reveal little-known lifeways as well as revitalization efforts to teach disappearing languages to younger... Read more >
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Composing a Further Life
Composing a Further Life
Written by Mary Catherine Bateson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307594228
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Composing a Further Life
The Age of Active Wisdom
Written by Mary Catherine Bateson


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: September 14, 2010
Price: $13.99

From the author of Composing a Life (first published in 1991 and still in print), an inspiring exploration of a new stage of the life cycle, “Adulthood II,” created by unprecedented levels of health, energy, time, and resources—of which we have barely begun to be fully conscious.

Mary Catherine Bateson sees aging... Read more >
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