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  • 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

  • Know-It-All Anthropology

    The 50 Extraordinary Human Innovations and Events, Each Explained in Under a Minute

    Edited by Simon Underdown ...
    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

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

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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

  • Animals and Society

    An Introduction to Human-Animal Studies

    by Margo DeMello ...
    Human-animal studies is an interdisciplinary field that explores the spaces that animals occupy in human social and cultural worlds. It examines the interactions humans and animals have with each other and the ways animal lives intersect with human societies. Since existing social orders rely on the exploitation of animals to serve human needs, the questions posed by human-animal studies touch ... Read more

    $28.99 USD

  • Anthropology

    series The Britannica Guide to the Social Sciences
    This authoritative guide offers readers a comprehensive look into the world of anthropology and its related sciences. The book covers the essential areas of the field, including its history. The major branches of the field are also discussed, including cultural and social anthropology as well as archaeology. It also explores the study of the discipline around the world through urban, medical, and ... Read more

    $32.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Weathered

    Cultures of Climate

    by Mike Hulme ...
    Climate is an enduring idea of the human mind and also a powerful one. Today, the idea of climate is most commonly associated with the discourse of climate-change and its scientific, political, economic, social, religious and ethical dimensions. However, to understand adequately the cultural politics of climate-change it is important to establish the different origins of the idea of climate itself ... Read more

    $37.99 USD

  • Introducing Anthropology

    What Makes Us Human?

    The perfect starting point for any student new to this fascinating subject, offering a serious yet accessible introduction to anthropology.Across a series of fourteen chapters, Introducing Anthropology addresses the different fields and approaches within anthropology, covers an extensive range of themes and emphasizes the active role and promise of anthropology in the world today. The new edition ... Read more

    $32.00 USD

  • Through the Lens of Anthropology

    An Introduction to Human Evolution and Culture, Third Edition

    Through the Lens of Anthropology is a concise introduction to anthropology that uses the twin themes of food and sustainability to connect evolution, biology, archaeology, history, language, and culture. The third edition remains a highly readable text that encourages students to think about current events and issues through an anthropological lens.Beautifully illustrated with over 100 full-color ... Read more

    $61.99 USD

  • The Routledge Companion to the Environmental Humanities

    series Routledge Literature Companions
    The Routledge Companion to the Environmental Humanities provides a comprehensive, transnational, and interdisciplinary map to the field, offering a broad overview of its founding principles while providing insight into exciting new directions for future scholarship. Articulating the significance of humanistic perspectives for our collective social engagement with ecological crises, the volume ... Read more

    $56.99 USD

  • Social Anthropology and Human Origins

    by Alan Barnard ...
    The study of human origins is one of the most fascinating branches of anthropology. Yet it has rarely been considered by social or cultural anthropologists, who represent the largest subfield of the discipline. In this powerful study Alan Barnard aims to bridge this gap. Barnard argues that social anthropological theory has much to contribute to our understanding of human evolution, including ... Read more

    $26.99 USD

  • Human Nature and the Evolution of Society

    If evolution has changed humans physically, has it also affected human behavior? Drawing on evolutionary psychology, sociobiology, and human behavioral ecology, Human Nature and the Evolution of Society explores the evolutionary dynamics underlying social life.In this introduction to human behavior and the organization of social life, Stephen K. Sanderson discusses traditional subjects like mating ... Read more

    $79.99 USD

  • Cryopolitics

    Frozen Life in a Melting World

    Edited by Joanna Radin, Emma Kowal ...
    The social, political, and cultural consequences of attempts to cheat death by freezing life.As the planet warms and the polar ice caps melt, naturally occurring cold is a resource of growing scarcity. At the same time, energy-intensive cooling technologies are widely used as a means of preservation. Technologies of cryopreservation support global food chains, seed and blood banks, reproductive ... Read more

    $24.99 USD