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The Last Speakers
The Quest to Save the World's Most Endangered Languages
Written by K. David Harrison


Format: eBook, 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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Death and Rebirth of Seneca
Death and Rebirth of Seneca
Written by Anthony Wallace
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307760562
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Death and Rebirth of Seneca

Written by Anthony Wallace


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: September 1, 2010
Price: $11.99

This book tells the story of the late colonial and early reservation history of the Seneca Indians, and of the prophet Handsome Lake, his visions, and the moral and religious revitalization of an American Indian society that he and his followers achieved in the years around 1800. Read more >
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Home Gardens and Agrobiodiversity
Home Gardens and Agrobiodiversity
Edited by Pablo B. Eyzaguirre and Olga F. Linares
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781588342881
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Home Gardens and Agrobiodiversity

Edited by Pablo B. Eyzaguirre and Olga F. Linares


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $29.95

Focusing on peoples throughout the tropical world, and including case studies from Cuba, Ethiopia, Ghana, Venezuela, and Vietnam, Home Gardens and Agrobiodiversity explains how both rural and urban households manage home garden diversity in ways that enable them to cope with change, and adapt their crops to new situations.

After introducing theoretical... Read more >
Meeting the Family
Meeting the Family
Written by Donovan Webster, Foreword by Spencer Wells
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426205736
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Meeting the Family
One Man's Journey Through His Human Ancestry
Written by Donovan Webster
Foreword by Spencer Wells


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: April 20, 2010
Price: $26.00

Donovan Webster brings his vivid journalistic gifts to a new subject, tracing our deep genealogy using cutting-edge DNA research to map our eons-old journey from prehistoric Africa into the modern world. With the same genetic haplotype as many white American males, Webster makes an ideal subject—he is a genuine Everyman. While... Read more >
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Race and Reality
Race and Reality
Written by Guy P. Harrison
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781591027676
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Race and Reality
What Everyone Should Know about Our Biological Diversity
Written by Guy P. Harrison


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: December 22, 2009
Price: $20.00

The concept of race has had a powerful impact on history and continues to shape the world today in profound ways. Most people derive their attitudes about race from their family, culture, and education. Very few, however, are aware that there are vast differences between the popular notions of race and... Read more >
The Corpse Walker
The Corpse Walker
Written by Liao Yiwu
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307388377
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The Corpse Walker
Real Life Stories: China From the Bottom Up
Written by Liao Yiwu


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $16.95

The Corpse Walker introduces us to regular men and women at the bottom of Chinese society, most of whom have been battered by life but have managed to retain their dignity: a professional mourner, a human trafficker, a public toilet manager, a leper, a grave robber, and a Falung Gong practitioner... Read more >
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Worlds at War
Worlds at War
Written by Anthony Pagden
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812968903
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Worlds at War
The 2,500-Year Struggle Between East and West
Written by Anthony Pagden


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
On Sale: March 10, 2009
Price: $18.00

Spanning two and a half millennia, Anthony Pagden’s mesmerizing Worlds at War delves deep into the roots of the “clash of civilizations” between East and West that has always been a battle over ideas. It begins with ancient Greece and its epic fight against the Persian Empire, then sweeps to Rome... Read more >
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Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes
Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes
Written by Daniel L. Everett
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ISBN: 9780307377791
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Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes
Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle
Written by Daniel L. Everett


Format: eBook0
On Sale: November 11, 2008
Price: $13.99

A riveting account of the astonishing experiences and discoveries made by linguist Daniel Everett while he lived with the Pirahã, a small tribe of Amazonian Indians in central Brazil. Daniel Everett arrived among the Pirahã with his wife and three young children hoping to convert the tribe to Christianity. Everett quickly became... Read more >
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. . . And His Lovely Wife
. . . And His Lovely Wife
Written by Connie Schultz
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ISBN: 9780812976878
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. . . And His Lovely Wife
A Campaign Memoir from the Woman Beside the Man
Written by Connie Schultz


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2008
Price: $16.00

Writing with warmth and humor, Connie Schultz reveals the rigors, joys, and absolute madness of a new marriage at midlife and campaigning with her husband, Sherrod Brown, now the junior senator from Ohio. She describes the chain of events leading up to Sherrod’s decision to run for the Senate (he would... Read more >
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Worlds at War
Worlds at War
Written by Anthony Pagden
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781588366788
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Worlds at War
The 2,500-Year Struggle Between East and West
Written by Anthony Pagden


Format: eBook0
On Sale: March 25, 2008
Price: $13.99

Spanning two and a half millennia, Anthony Pagden’s mesmerizing Worlds at War delves deep into the roots of the “clash of civilizations” between East and West that has always been a battle over ideas, and whose issues have never been more urgent.

Worlds At War begins in the ancient world, where Greece... Read more >
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The Bone Woman
The Bone Woman
Written by Clea Koff
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307431998
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The Bone Woman
A Forensic Anthropologist's Search for Truth in the Mass Graves of Rwanda, Bosni a, Croatia, and Kosovo
Written by Clea Koff


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

In the spring of 1994, Rwanda was the scene of the first acts since World War II to be legally defined as genocide. Two years later, Clea Koff, a twenty-three-year-old forensic anthropologist analyzing prehistoric skeletons in the safe confines of Berkeley, California, was one of sixteen scientists chosen by the UN... Read more >
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Deep Ancestry
The Landmark DNA Quest to Decipher Our Distant Past
Written by Spencer Wells


Format: eBook0
On Sale: November 20, 2007
Price: $12.95

Travel backward through time from today's scattered billions to the handful of early humans who lived in Africa 60,000 years ago and are ancestors to us all.

In Deep Ancestry, scientist and National Geographic explorer Spencer Wells shows how tiny genetic changes add up over time into a fascinating story. Using... Read more >
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. . . And His Lovely Wife
. . . And His Lovely Wife
Written by Connie Schultz
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781588366283
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. . . And His Lovely Wife
A Memoir from the Woman Beside the Man
Written by Connie Schultz


Format: eBook0
On Sale: June 19, 2007
Price: $11.99

Writing with warmth and humor, Connie Schultz reveals the rigors, joys, and absolute madness of a new marriage at midlife and campaigning with her husband, Sherrod Brown, now the junior senator from Ohio. She describes the chain of events leading up to Sherrod’s decision to run for the Senate (he would... Read more >
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