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 The code of laws by Hammurabi

by Hammurabi

The Code of Hammurabi is one of the most important monuments in the history of the human race. Containing as it does the laws which were enacted by a king of Babylonia in the third millennium B.C., whose rule...


Population Control

by JIM MARRS

Bad Food

Bad Water

Bad Drugs

Bad Air

What if these are all part of a global plot?

From the food we eat and the water we drink to the air we breathe, everything these days seems capable of killing us. Recently we...


Humankind: How Biology and Geography Shape Human Diversity

by Alexander H. Harcourt

An innovative and illuminating look at how the evolution of the human species has been shaped by the world around us, from anatomy and physiology, to cultural diversity and population density. Where did the...


Stories of Gods and Heroes

by Thomas Bulfinch

The religions of ancient Greece and Rome are extinct. The so- called divinities of Olympus have not a single worshipper among living men. They belong now not to the department of theology, but to those of literature...


Primates of Park Avenue: A Memoir

by Wednesday Martin

Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller! The book that has outraged the social elite! “Eye-popping” —People “Amusing, perceptive and…deliciously evil” —The New York Times Book Review “Juicy, sexy,...


Monster Hunters: On the Trail with Ghost Hunters, Bigfooters, Ufologists, and Other Paranormal Investigators

by Tea Krulos

Do ghosts exist? What about Bigfoot or Skinwalkers? And how will we ever know? Journalist Tea Krulos spent more than a year traveling nationwide to meet individuals who have made it their life’s passion to...


A Right to Health: Medicine, Marginality, and Health Care Reform in Northeastern Brazil

by Jessica Scott Jerome

In 1988, a new health care system, the Sistema Único de Saúde (Unified Health Care System or SUS) was formally established in Brazil. The system was intended, among other goals, to provide universal access...


Savage Frontier: Making News and Security on the Argentine Border

by Ieva Jusionyte

This highly original work of anthropology combines extensive ethnographic fieldwork and investigative journalism to explain how security is understood, experienced, and constructed along the Triple Frontera,...


All in Your Head: Making Sense of Pediatric Pain

by Mara Buchbinder

Although pain is a universal human experience, many view the pain of others as private, resistant to language, and, therefore, essentially unknowable. And, yet, despite the obvious limits to comprehending another's...


Thiefing a Chance

by Rebecca Prentice

When an IMF-backed program of liberalization opened Trinidad’s borders to foreign ready-made apparel, global competition damaged the local industry and unraveled worker entitlements and expectations but also...


Italo-Canadians: Nationality and Citizenship

by Alberto Di Giovanni

As the community became increasingly more mature and well-developed, there was a readiness to take on a leadership role in every area of life whether it be social, labour related, economic, political and so...


Embodied Protests: Emotions and Women's Health in Bolivia

by Maria Tapias

How drastic economic reform ravaged women's quality of life


Distant Readings

by Matt Erlin & Lynne Tatlock

In nineteenth-century Germany, breakthroughs in printing technology and an increasingly literate populace led to an unprecedented print production boom that has long presented scholars with a challenge: how...


Folklore and Mythology

by Andrew Lang

After the heavy rain of a thunderstorm has washed the soil, it sometimes happens that a child, or a rustic, finds a wedge-shaped piece of metal or a few triangular flints in a field or near a road. There was...


Criminal Anthropology

by Havelock Ellis

Of criminals, actual or nominal, there are many kinds. It is necessary, first of all, to enumerate the chief varieties. There is the political criminal. By this term is meant the victim of an attempt by a more...


Island of Bali

by Miguel Covarrubias & Adrian Vickers

Island of Bali is now available with a foreword by Professor Adrian Vickers which puts the book into context for a modern audience.First published in 1937, Island of Bali is still regarded by many as the most...


Harmattan: A Philosophical Fiction

by Michael Jackson

We all experience qualms and anxieties when we move from the known to the unknown. Though our fulfillment in life may depend on testing limits, our faintheartedness is a reminder of our need for security and...


The Volsungs Saga

by William Morris

Of all the stories kept in being by the saga-tellers and left for our delight, there is none that so epitomises human experience; has within the same space so much of nature and of life; so fully the temper...


Whispers from the Depths

by Liz Wickins & Mike Wickins

Liz and Mike Wickins’ book Whispers from the Depths – The Kariba Story is more than just the story of the building of the Kariba Dam in the mid-1950s. Built in just five years against overwhelming odds,...


The Hogeye Clovis Cache

by Michael R. Waters & Thomas A. Jennings

Roughly thirteen thousand years ago, Clovis hunters cached more than fifty projectile points, preforms, and knives at the toe of a gentle slope near present-day Elgin, Bastrop County, in central Texas. Over...