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  • Know It All Anthropology

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

    by Simon Underdown

    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

  • Anthropology

    A Beginner's Guide

    by Joy Hendry and 1 more

    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

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  • The Nuremberg Trials

    The Nazis and Their Crimes Against Humanity [Fully Illustrated]

    by Paul Roland

    The Nazis were a vile collection of criminals, thugs, misfits, sadists, and petty bureaucrats bound together only by their philosophy of hate and their love of plunder. The stronger their stranglehold on power, the more monstrous their crimes. But when Hitler's 'thousand-year Reich' collapsed after twelve years of increasing repression, how were those responsible to be punished? Hitler, Himmler ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Anthropology For Dummies

    by Cameron M. Smith and 1 more

    Covers the latest competing theories in the fieldGet a handle on the fundamentals of biological and cultural anthropologyWhen did the first civilizations arise? How many human languages exist? The answers are found in anthropology - and this friendly guide explains its concepts in clear detail. You'll see how anthropology developed as a science, what it tells us about our ancestors, and how it can ... Read more

    $12.00 USD

  • Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction

    by David DeGrazia

    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

    by Robert J. Muckle and 1 more

    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

    by Nicholas Croce and 1 more

    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

    $32.69 USD

  • Inside Cultures

    A New Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

    by William Balee

    This concise, contemporary, and inexpensive option for instructors of cultural anthropology breaks away from the traditional structure of introductory textbooks. Emphasizing the interaction between humans and their environment, the tension between human universals and cultural variation, and the impacts of colonialism on traditional cultures, Inside Cultures shows students how cultural ... Read more

    $62.09 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

    $19.69 USD

  • 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

    $31.49 USD

  • The Routledge Companion to the Environmental Humanities

    by Ursula K. Heise and 2 more

    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

    $47.69 USD

  • Environmental Humanities

    Voices from the Anthropocene

    by Serpil Oppermann and 1 more

    series Rowman and Littlefield International – Intersections
    This important volume brings together scientific, cultural, literary, historical, and philosophical perspectives to offer new understandings of the critical issues of our ecological present and new models for the creation of alternative ecological futures.At a time when the narrative and theoretical threads of the environmental humanities are more entwined than ever with the scientific, ethical, ... Read more

    $42.79 USD