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Noise: A Human History of Sound and...
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David Hendy
 
Prehistoric drummers used natural acoustics to recreate natural sound. In classical Europe, orators turned the human voice into a lyrical instrument. In Buddhist temples, the icons' ears were exaggerated to...
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Consider the Fork: A History of How ...
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Bee Wilson
 
Explores how the implements we use in the kitchen have shaped the way we cook and live. This title tells the story of how we have tamed fire and ice...
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Capital: A Portrait of Twenty-First...
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Rana Dasgupta
 
Driving along the dusty, congested roads of central Delhi gives no sense of the verdant landscape behind the high walls that line them: it is only when you ascend, for...
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Missing Links: In Search of Human...
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John Reader
 
What can a prehistoric skeleton tell us about human origins? From Neanderthal Man to 'Lucy' to the Flores Hobbits, fossil finds have played a key part in the quest to...
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The Antidote: Happiness for People ...
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Oliver Burkeman
 
Is our search for happiness futile? Or are we just going about it the wrong way? In this book, this book argues that 'positive thinking' and relentless optimism aren't the...
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Watching the English
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Kate Fox
 
In this completely revised and updated edition of international bestseller WATCHING THE ENGLISH, anthropologist Kate Fox takes a revealing look at the quirks, habits...
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The Social Conquest of Earth
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Edward O. Wilson
 
In a generational work of clarity and passion, one of the greatest living scientists directly addresses these three fundamental questions of religion, philosophy, and science. Includes 90 illustrations.
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Birdscapes: Birds in Our Imagination...
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Jeremy Mynott
 
What draws us to the beauty of a peacock, the flight of an eagle, or the song of a nightingale? Why are birds so significant in our lives and our...
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First Peoples in a New World:...
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David J. Meltzer
 
Over 12,000 years ago, in one of the greatest triumphs of prehistory, humans colonized North America. This title tells the scientific story of the first Americans: where they came from...
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Capital
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Dasgupta, Rana
 
At the turn of the twenty-first century, acclaimed novelist Rana Dasgupta arrived in Delhi with a single suitcase. He had no intention of staying for long. But the ...
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Living with Djinns: Understanding and...
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Barbara Drieskens
 
Djinns have long been an explanation for illness and misfortune or an excuse for unconventional behaviour. Based on a survey of lower-middle class families in Cairo, this work explores how...
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Arrival City: How the Largest...
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Doug Saunders
 
A third of the world's people are in the midst of the largest population move in human history, as the last of the word's rural populations abandons agriculture and moves...
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Introducing Anthropology: A Graphic...
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Merryl Wyn-Davis; Piero
 
Traces the evolution of anthropology from its genesis in Ancient Greece to its varied forms in contemporary times. This title examines the varieties of self-critical and postmodern anthropologies, and focuses...
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Human Planet
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Dale Templar; Brian Leith
 
Taking the same approach as Planet Earth, this title explains how human beings have learnt to live on every habitat, from our origins in the Jungle to our domination of...
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The Metamorphoses of Kinship
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Maurice Godelier; Nora Scott
 
Masterwork of the anthropology of kinship by the heir to Levi-Strauss.
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