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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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Missing Links: In Search of Human...
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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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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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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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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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The Social Conquest of Earth
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Edward O. Wilson
 
From the most celebrated heir to Darwin comes a groundbreaking book on evolution, the summa work of Edward O. Wilson's legendary career.
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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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Archeology of Violence
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Pierre Clastres; Eduardo Viveiros de...
 
Clastres's final, posthumous book on the affirmative role of violence in "primitive societies."
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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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Severed: A History of Heads Lost and...
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Frances Larson
 
A serious and seriously entertaining exploration of the dark and varied obsessions that the 'civilized West' has had with decapitated heads and skulls, from a rising star of non-fiction writing
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Living with Djinns: Understanding and...
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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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Ritual: A Very Short Introduction
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Barry Stephenson
 
In this Very Short Introduction, Barry Stephenson approaches ritual from theoretical and historical perspectives, detailing the efforts to understand the nature and function of ritual, and developing a narrative of...
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Languages: A Very Short Introduction
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Stephen Anderson
 
How many languages are there? What differentiates one language from another? Are new languages still being discovered? Why are so many languages disappearing? These are some of the questions considered...
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