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Crossing the Heart of Africa

by Julian Smith HarperCollins (December 07, 2010)

Banff Mountain Book Awards WINNER

The spellbinding true story of retracing the extraordinary trek of Ewart "the Leopard" Grogan—the legendary British explorer who, in order to win the woman he loved, attempted...


No Bone Unturned

by Jeff Benedict HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

A curator for the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Doug Owsley painstakingly rebuilds skeletons, helping to identify them and determine their cause of death. He has worked on several notorious cases --...


Moral Minds

by Marc Hauser HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

In his groundbreaking book, Marc Hauser puts forth a revolutionary new theory: that humans have evolved a universal moral instinct, unconsciously propelling us to deliver judgments of right and wrong independent...


Speech and Song : Study of their Origin and Development

by Morell Mackenzie Literature and Knowledge Publishing (September 17, 2019)

“In dealing with the two great forms of local utterance, it will be most convenient to take them in their historical, or at any rate their logical, order. Whatever "native wood-notes wild" our hypothetical...


Vagina

by Naomi Wolf Ecco (September 11, 2012)

One of our bestselling and most respected cultural critics, Naomi Wolf, acclaimed author of The Beauty Myth and The End of America, brings us an astonishing work of cutting-edge science and cultural history...


Sea People

by Christina Thompson Harper (March 12, 2019)

A blend of Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs, and Steel and Simon Winchester’s Pacific, a thrilling intellectual detective story that looks deep into the past to uncover who first settled the islands of the remote...


Letters from the Field, 1925-1975

by Margaret Mead Harper Perennial (May 10, 2016)

Margaret Mead was famous for keeping in touch with a wide circle of friends as we see in this collection of wonderfully revealing correspondence from the field. Written over a period of half a century, these...


New Lives for Old

by Margaret Mead Harper Perennial (May 10, 2016)

When Margaret Mead first studied the Manus Islanders of New Guinea in 1928, they were living with a Stone Age technology. Economically vulnerable and burdened by a complex moral code, the Manus seemed ill-equipped...


Male and Female

by Margaret Mead Harper Perennial (May 10, 2016)

Mead's anthropological examination of seven Pacific island tribes analyzes the dynamics of primitive cultures to explore the evolving meaning of "male" and "female" in modern American society. On its publication...


Sex and Temperament

by Margaret Mead Harper Perennial (May 10, 2016)

First published in 1935, Sex & Temperament is a fascinating and brilliant anthropological study of the intimate lives of three New Guinea tribes from infancy to adulthood. Focusing on the gentle, mountain-dwelling...


Growing Up in New Guinea

by Margaret Mead William Morrow (May 10, 2016)

Following the sensational success of her first book, Coming of Age in Samoa, Margaret Mead continued her brilliant work in Growing Up in New Guinea, detailing her study of the Manus, a New Guinea people still...


Coming of Age in Samoa

by Margaret Mead William Morrow (May 10, 2016)

The groundbreaking classic detailing Margaret Mead's first field work at age 23, establishing Mead’s core insights into childhood and culture that challenged and changed our view of life. 

Rarely do science...


Beef

by Andrew Rimas & Dr. Evan Fraser HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

The cow. The most industrious animal in the world. A beast central to human existence since time began, it has played a vital role in our history not only as a source of food, but also as a means of labor, an...


The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future---Updated With a New Epilogue

by Riane Eisler HarperOne (November 22, 2011)

Now with an updated epilogue celebrating the 30th anniversary of this groundbreaking and increasingly relevent book.

"May be the most significant work published in all our lifetimes." – LA Weekly

The Chalice...


Diasporas, Cultures of Mobilities, ‘Race’ 2

by Thomas Lacroix, Sarah Barbour, David Howard & Judith Misrahi-Barak Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée (Pulm) (December 18, 2015)

Continuing the series on Diasporas, Cultures of Mobilities, ‘Race’, this second volume extends existing scholarship by exploring a range of multidisciplinary perspectives on the diasporic condition. Embodiment,...


Every Tongue Got to Confess

by Zora Neale Hurston Amistad (October 13, 2009)

A recently discovered collection of folktales celebrating African American oral tradition, community, and faith...”splendidly vivid and true.”—New York Times

Every Tongue Got to Confess is an extensive...


A New Human

by Mike Morwood & Penny Van Oosterzee HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

In October 2004, a team of Australian and Indonesian anthropologists led by Mike Morwood and Raden Pandji Soejono stunned the world with their announcement of the discovery of the first example of a new species...


American Taboo

by Philip Weiss HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

In 1975, a new group of Peace Corps volunteers landed on the island nation of Tonga. Among them was Deborah Gardner -- a beautiful twenty-three-year-old who, in the following year, would be stabbed twenty-two...


Among the Cannibals

by Paul Raffaele HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

It's the stuff of nightmares, the dark inspiration for literature and film. But astonishingly, cannibalism does exist, and in Among the Cannibals travel writer Paul Raffaele journeys to the far corners of the...


Peripheral Visions: Learning Along the Way

by Mary C. Bateson HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Mary Catherine Bateson, author of Composing a Life, is our guide on a fascinating intellectual exploration of lifetime learning from experience and encountering the unfamiliar. Peripheral Visions begins with...


An English Affair: Sex, Class and Power in the Age of Profumo

by Richard Davenport-Hines HarperPress (December 17, 2012)

WINNER OF THE POLITICAL BOOK AWARDS POLITICAL HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR 2014.

Published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Profumo scandal, An English Affair is a sharp-focused snapshot of a nation...