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The Coyote's Bicycle: The Untold Story of 7,000 Bicycles and the Rise of a Borderland Empire

by Kimball Taylor

For readers of Jon Krakauer and Susan Orlean, The Coyote's Bicycle brings to life a never-before-told phenomenon at our southern border, and the human drama of those that would cross. It wasn’t surprising...

The Primate Origins of Human Nature

by Carel P. Van Schaik

The Primate Origins of Human Nature (Volume 3 in The Foundations of Human Biology series) blends several elements from evolutionary biology as applied to primate behavioral ecology and primate psychology, classical...


by Isaac Myer

An element of great value to the student of religions is, that the scarabæus symbol, is the earliest expression of the most ancient idea of the immortality of the soul after death that has reached our day,...

The Old Testament in the Light of the Historical Records and Legends of Assyria and Babylonia

by Theophilus Goldridge Pinches

To find out how the world was made, or rather, to give forth a theory accounting for its origin and continued existence, is one of the subjects that has attracted the attention of thinking minds among all nations...

Afro-Paradise: Blackness, Violence, and Performance in Brazil

by Christen A. Smith

The paradoxes of an Edenic playground sustained by, and dependent on, black pain and suffering

Tyneside Neighbourhoods

by Daniel Nettle

Nettle’s book presents the results of five years of comparative ethnographic fieldwork in two different neighbourhoods of the same British city, Newcastle upon Tyne. The neighbourhoods are only a few kilometres...

The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World's Most Creative Places from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley

by Eric Weiner

“An intellectual odyssey, a traveler’s diary, and a comic novel all rolled into one. Smart, original, and utterly delightful.” —Daniel Gilbert, Harvard professor and bestselling author of Stumbling on...

The Evolution of the Dragon

by Sir Grafton Elliot Smith

An adequate account of the development of the dragon-legend would represent the history of the expression of mankind's aspirations and fears during the past fifty centuries and more. For the dragon was evolved...

The Lost Tribe

by Edward Marriott

Two years before this story begins, the Liawep were living deep in the jungle of Papua, New Guinea, long forgotten by the outside world. Numbering seventy-nine men, women, and children, the tribe worshipped...

Dynamo Island: The Cultural History and Geography of a Utopia

by David Scott

At the crossroads of fiction and social theory, the book confronts fundamental issues facing Western civilization in the 21st century.

Children, Spaces and Identity

by Margarita Sánchez Romero, Eva Alarcón Garcia & Gonzalo Aranda Jimenez

How do children construct, negotiate and organize space? The study of social space in any human group is fraught with limitations, and to these we must add the further limits involved in the study of childhood....

Diasporas, Cultures of Mobilities, ‘Race’ 2

by Thomas Lacroix, Sarah Barbour, David Howard & Judith Misrahi-Barak

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,...

The Terror of the Coast: Land Alienation and Colonial War on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, 1849¿1863

by Chris Arnett

An extensively detailed reconstruction of the 1863 war between the First Nations and Vancouver Island’s colonial government.

After the American Century: The Ends of U.S. Culture in the Middle East

by Brian T. Edwards

When Henry Luce announced in 1941 that we were living in an “American century,” he believed the international popularity of American culture made a world favorable to U.S. interests. For decades, his claim...

Real Queer?: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Refugees in the Canadian Refugee Apparatus

by David A. B. Murray

An ethnographic exploration of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) refugee claimants’ experiences of navigating the complex discourses, protocols, practices and personnel of Canada’s refugee determination...

Humanizing the Sacred: Sisters in Islam and the Struggle for Gender Justice in Malaysia

by Azza Basarudin

In recent years, global attention has focused on how women in communities of Muslims are revitalizing Islam by linking interpretation of religious ideas to the protection of rights and freedoms. Humanizing the...

Rumor, Fear and the Madness of Crowds

by J.P. Chaplin

Martians, a reincarnated Irish woman, a dead movie star, an insane anesthetist, and an obsessed U.S. Attorney General ― these disparate characters have something in common. Each was at the center of an incident...

Eating Soup without a Spoon: Anthropological Theory and Method in the Real World

by Jeffrey H. Cohen

Significant scholarship exists on anthropological fieldwork and methodologies. Some anthropologists have also published memoirs of their research experiences. Renowned anthropologist Jeffrey Cohen's Eating Soup...

White Eskimo: Knud Rasmussen's Fearless Journey into the Heart of the Arctic

by Stephen R. Bown

As T. E. Lawrence did for the Arab world and Richard Burton did for the heart of Africa, Knud Rasmussen opened the landscape and culture of the Arctic. Stephen Bown, biographer of Roald Amundsen, follows Rasmussen's...

Ishi's Brain: In Search of Americas Last "Wild" Indian

by Orin Starn

From the mountains of California to a forgotten steel vat at the Smithsonian, this "eloquent and soul-searching book" (Lit) is "a compelling account of one of American anthropology's strangest, saddest chapters"...