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  • Know It All Anthropology

    The 50 Most Important Ideas in Anthropology, Each Explained in Under a Minute

    series Know It All
    Who are we? What is it about our species that sets us apart from every other living creature, past and present, on this planet?These are perennially compelling questions about human evolution and development that continue to cudgel the best brains on earth*. Know-It-All Anthropology* seeks to understand the roots of our common humanity, the diversity of cultures and world-views, and the ... Read more

    $11.59 USD

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    From the most celebrated heir to Darwin comes a groundbreaking book on evolution, the summa work of Edward O. Wilson's legendary career.Where did we come from? What are we? Where are we going? In a generational work of clarity and passion, one of our greatest living scientists directly addresses these three fundamental questions of religion, philosophy, and science while “overturning the famous ... Read more

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  • Superior

    The Return of Race Science

    by Angela Saini ...
    2019 Best-Of Lists: 10 Best Science Books of the Year (Smithsonian Magazine) · Best Science Books of the Year (NPR's Science Friday) · Best Science and Technology Books from 2019” (Library Journal)An astute and timely examination of the re-emergence of scientific research into racial differences.Superior tells the disturbing story of the persistent thread of belief in biological racial differences ... Read more

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  • The Journey of Man

    A Genetic Odyssey

    by Spencer Wells ...
    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 share a single prehistoric ancestor, do we come in so many sizes, shapes, and races?Examining the hidden secrets of ... Read more

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  • Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction

    series Very Short Introductions
    Do animals have moral rights? If so, what does this mean? What sorts of mental lives do animals have, and how should we understand welfare? By presenting models for understanding animals' moral status and rights, and examining their mental lives and welfare, David DeGrazia explores the implications for how we should treat animals in connection with our diet, zoos, and research. Animal Rights ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Through the Lens of Anthropology

    An Introduction to Human Evolution and Culture

    Through the Lens of Anthropology is a concise but comprehensive introductory textbook that uses the twin themes of food and sustainability to illustrate the connected nature of anthropology's four major subfields: archaeology, and biological, cultural, and linguistic anthropology. By viewing the world through the lens of anthropology, students will learn not only about anthropological methods, ... Read more

    $58.49 USD

  • Anthropology

    A Beginner's Guide

    series Beginner's Guides
    In this illuminating tour of humanity, Joy Hendry and Simon Underdown reveal the origins of our species, and the fabric of human society, through the discipline of anthropology. Via fascinating case studies and discoveries, they unravel our understanding of human behaviours and beliefs, including how witchcraft has been used to justify misfortune, and debunk old-fashioned ideas about “race” based ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • On Human Nature

    First Edition

    In his new preface E. O. Wilson reflects on how he came to write this book: how The Insect Societies led him to write Sociobiology, and how the political and religious uproar that engulfed that book persuaded him to write another book that would better explain the relevance of biology to the understanding of human behavior. ... Read more

    $26.29 USD

  • Anthropocene or Capitalocene?

    Nature, History, and the Crisis of Capitalism

    series Kairos
    The Earth has reached a tipping point. Runaway climate change, the sixth great extinction of planetary life, the acidification of the oceans—all point toward an era of unprecedented turbulence in humanity’s relationship within the web of life. But just what is that relationship, and how do we make sense of this extraordinary transition?Anthropocene or Capitalocene? offers answers to these ... Read more

    $8.69 USD

  • Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet

    Ghosts and Monsters of the Anthropocene

    Living on a damaged planet challenges who we are and where we live. This timely anthology calls on twenty eminent humanists and scientists to revitalize curiosity, observation, and transdisciplinary conversation about life on earth.As human-induced environmental change threatens multispecies livability, Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet puts forward a bold proposal: entangled histories, situated ... Read more

    $20.19 USD

  • The Artificial Ape

    How Technology Changed the Course of Human Evolution

    series MacSci
    A breakthrough theory that tools and technology are the real drivers of human evolutionAlthough humans are one of the great apes, along with chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans, we are remarkably different from them. Unlike our cousins who subsist on raw food, spend their days and nights outdoors, and wear a thick coat of hair, humans are entirely dependent on artificial things, such as clothing ... Read more

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  • Prehistory: A Very Short Introduction

    by Chris Gosden ...
    series Very Short Introductions
    Prehistory covers the period of some 4 million years before the start of written history, when our earliest ancestors, the Australopithecines, existed in Africa. But this is relatively recent compared to whole history of the earth of some 4.5 billion years. A key aspect of prehistory is that it provides a sense of scale, throwing recent ways of life into perspective. Humans and their ancestors ... Read more

    $7.99 USD