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Deviance,   A Cross-cultural Perspective
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Deviance, A Cross-cultural Perspective

By Edgerton, Robert B.

Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company. Good. 1976. First Edition. Softcover. 0846513013 . Book has only light wear and all intact, however numerous pages have some yellow highlighting. Light age tanning to page edges and covers. Old price sticker on front. ; Cummings Modular Program in Anthropology; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 133 pages .

$2.95

THE LONG CREEK SITE Anthropological Series No. 2
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THE LONG CREEK SITE Anthropological Series No. 2

By Wettlaufer, Boyd and William J. Mayer-Oakes (editor)

SK: Saskatchewan Museum of Natural History. Very Good. 1960. Softcover. Pages clean and unmarked. Stapled binding. Cover has light edge/corner wear and light scuffing. An archaeological survey conducted of the Long Creek area, near Estevan, SK, in 1957, prior to a planned inundation by the erection of a dam. B/w illustrations and tables. (*lower shipping avail to most locations) [265-osl ]; 8vo; 137 pages .

$13.50

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MUMMIES
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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MUMMIES

By Bob Brier

Facts on File. Very Good+. 1998. Softcover. 0816031088 . Ex-library book, but still in excellent condition - spine sticker (could be removed) and a few internal ex-lib markings. Pages clean and tight. Cover has light scuffing and a little bumping of spine ends. No jacket as issued. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 256 pages; The Encyclopedia of Mummies covers all aspects of this interesting and fascinating topic. By defining the term in its broadest sense to include both those mummies created by natural means and those formed by artificial means, author Brier has produced a volume to meet a growing interest. Entries are arranged alphabetically and vary in length from one paragraph to several columns, though the average length is approximately 350 words. The encyclopedia includes information on mummies from around the world, from ancient and medieval times to the modern day. Readers may be surprised to learn that Lenin and Eva Peron are considered mummies, as is naval hero John Paul Jones. In addition to historical figures, Brier includes mummies from both film and literature. Abbott and Costello and the Three Stooges all have had mummy encounters, though Boris Karloff remains, perhaps, the most famous interpreter of the horror-movie mummy. There are definitions and descriptions of the artificial mummification process, as well as those conditions that cause the natural mummification of corpses. Ethical issues surrounding the display of mummies are discussed in the entry ethics and mummies. Black-and-white illustrations enhance the text. Two appendixes, a list of mummy films, and a list of collections divided into Egyptian and non-Egyptian mummies follow the entries. The extensive bibliography of more than 1,000 items includes both English-and non-English-language books and articles, sorted geographically and, for some areas, by topic, such as mummification process and children's books. [657] .

$11.95

IN SEARCH OF THE IMMORTALS  Mummies, Death and the Afterlife
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IN SEARCH OF THE IMMORTALS Mummies, Death and the Afterlife

By Howard Reid

Headline Book Publishing. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. 0747275556 . Ex-library book, but still in great condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages are clean and tight, one earmark seen. Jacket has light scuffing. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 307 pages; Review: "This vivid, sympathetic account of the world's mummy-making cultures contributes much to the mummy trade, which does such a brisk business these days in books and on programs like National Geographic Explorer and the Discovery Channel that it might seem that there is nothing left to say. Another recent contribution to the genre, Heather Pringle's outstanding The Mummy Congress (Forecasts, May 21) , will likely garner more attention this summer, but for its freshness and sensitivity, Reid's should do very well also. Reid, a documentary filmmaker and anthropologist living in England, sets out for exotic regions and vivifies ancient mummy-making cultures, artfully blending living and dead voices. He cites ancient scribes like Herodotus, Tacitus and the Babylonian author of the Gilgamesh epic, alongside accounts of and by the living descendents of mummy makers. Primarily, he seeks to understand "the paths that [these cultures] may have intended to tread beyond life" by examining "the bodies themselves, their attire and tomb accoutrements." Reid visits with the Maku in the Amazon to unravel the mystery of the Chinchorros of Peru, whose mummifying culture predates Egypt's. At a winter camp in southwest Siberia, he learns about the burial rites of the Kazakh nomads' warlord ancestors. He investigates the bog bodies of northern Europe; the peoples who established the Silk Route in China, whose mummies show evidence of an ancient European influence in the East; and the Guanches of the Canary Islands, who shared unexpected cultural links with the Egyptians. This intellectual adventure story focuses as much on life as on death; indeed, the way a culture regards death, the author implies, says much about how it regards life. (Aug. ) Forecast: The Mummy Congress might steal this book's thunder, which would be a shame, as this deserves wide readership. " [650] .

$11.95

THE HUMAN ZOO
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THE HUMAN ZOO

By Morris, Desmond

London: Corgi Books. Very Good+. 1971. Softcover. 0552096288 . Clean, tight condition. Pages are clean and unmarked. Cover has very light edgewear and a little scuffing/rubbing to edges. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 222 pages; "How does city life change the way we act? What accounts for the increasing prevalence of violence and anxiety in our world? In this edition of his controversial 1969 bestseller, The Human Zoo, renowned zoologist Desmond Morris argues that many of the social instabilities we face are largely a product of the artificial, impersonal confines of our urban surroundings. Indeed, our behavior often startlingly resembles that of captive animals, and our developed and urbane environment seems not so much a concrete jungle as it does a human zoo. Animals do not normally exhibit stress, random violence, and erratic behavioruntil they are confined. Similarly, the human propensity toward antisocial and sociopathic behavior is intensified in todays cities. Morris argues that we are biologically still tribal and ill-equipped to thrive in the impersonal urban sprawl. As important and meaningful today as it was a quarter-century ago, The Human Zoo sounds an urgent warning and provides startling insight into our increasingly complex lives. " [140-osl] .

$3.75

The Irish Countryman
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The Irish Countryman

By Arensberg, Conrad

American Museum Science Books. Very Good. 1968. Softcover. Interior clean and tight, no marks other than name written inside front cover, a little soiling outer edge of pages. Cover has light edgewear and light creasing. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; One of the great ethnographies of our time. Arensberg's subject is the countryman at work. How does he make his livelihood in the Irish countryside? What is the work he does, and what are his incentives and rewards? This classic anthropological study of Ireland is the definitive work on the distinctive Irish peasant, his rural customs, beliefs, and way of life. First published in 1936, this book offers an introduction to Irish life, to Irish rural custom, and to the interwoven causes and effects explaining the cultural system and the values that hold it together. (*lower shipping avail to all locations) [110-osl] .

$2.95

STONES, BONES AND SKIN Ritual and Shamanic Art
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STONES, BONES AND SKIN Ritual and Shamanic Art

By Brodzky, Anne True Blood Et Al (editor)

Arts Canada. Good+. 1973. First Edition. Hardcover. B001JB5GYE . Ex-library book but still in good condition. Heavy buckram library binding, no jacket as issued, usual ex-lib type markings. B/w, colour and fold-out illustrations. Pages are tight in binding with occasional light soiling, age tanning to page edges. Cover is very good with light wear/bumping at corners. Title page appears to have been removed. A survey of the significant cultural roots of shamanic art throughout the world and their connections with and meaning for modern artists. The book assists in re-establishing the value of a core of sacred symbols and objects which have great meaning for this time. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; (*due to heavy weight, there will be extra shipping charges) [1015] .

$15.50

ALAS, POOR DARWIN Arguments Against Evolutionary Psychology
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ALAS, POOR DARWIN Arguments Against Evolutionary Psychology

By Rose, Hilary & Steven (editors)

London: Jonathan Cape. Very Good. 2000. First Edition. Softcover. 0224066668 . Uncorrected book proof. Clean & tight - no markings, only light wear overall. Main flaw would be a bit of leaching of the colour from the front cover onto edge of first section of pages, causing very light stain & a little orange discoloration to that area. Pages otherwise unmarked. Review: "At last! With humor and expertise, this diverse group of critical thinkers -- social and natural scientists and philosophers -- take on sociobiology, reincarnated as evolutionary psychology. In the current haze and maze of genes, it is a relief to read these earnest, funny, and always intelligent essays." -- Ruth Hubbard, Harvard University professor (*lower shipping avail to Cdn and overseas locations) [335-osl? ] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$19.50

CHINA, Ageless Land and Countless People

By Hsieh, Chiao-Min

D. Van Nostrand Company. Very Good. 1967. First Edition. Softcover. Clean and tight, light wear and a little scuffing to covers. Pages unmarked. 138 pages. B/w illus. "The author brings to this study his intimate knowledge of china as he searches out the fundamental features & the historical development that preceeded the present triumph of Communism...." (*shipping will be reduced on this lighter book) [osl-185]; 8vo .

$9.55

THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE BLACK GHETTO
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THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE BLACK GHETTO

By Tabb, William K.

W. W. Norton & Company. Very Good;. 1970. Third Printing. Softcover. 039309930x . Light edge & corner wear, some corner curling, price sticker on front, scuffing, light soiling. Internal pages clean & tight, couple earmarks, light soiling to outer edge pages. "Why the mass of black Americans has been forced to accept economic deprivation in an age of prosperity...a comprehensive study on the economic aspects of the black ghetto..." (*shipping will be reduced on this lighter book) [osl] ; 8vo .

$4.05

A GATHERING OF WONDERS Behind the Scenes At the American Museum of Natural  History
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A GATHERING OF WONDERS Behind the Scenes At the American Museum of Natural History

By Joseph Wallace

Griffin. New. 2000. First Edition. Softcover. 0312280394 . New book, small remainder mark to one outer edge, slight shelfwear to cover. "Since it was founded in 1869, the American Museum of Natural History has stood as one of the world's greatest repositories of scientific information and investigation. This delightful book takes us behind the exhibits and shows us some of the great researchers and fabulous objects from the Museum's past and present......; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Includes: * the famous Oviraptor eggs unearthed in the Gobi desert. * the stunning new Hall of Biodiversity, whose trees hold 411,000 model leaves* the 563-carat Star of India sapphire and the 632-carat Patricia emerald* Katharine Burden's hunt for the Komodo dragon : "Woman Huntress Revolts Against Playing Safe---Kills Huge 'Malay Dragon' " etc......Museum-goers will find their enjoyment enhanced by the wonderful anecdotes and insights, and armchair travelers will find the back-scenes tour enriching and enlightening. " (377) .

$11.95

FIVE FAMILIES Mexican Case Studies in the Culture of Poverty
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FIVE FAMILIES Mexican Case Studies in the Culture of Poverty

By Oscar Lewis

Mentor Books. Good. 1959. Third Printing. Softcover. Reprint edition. Moderate edgewear to cover, creasing, rubbing to edges. Interior clean and intact, unmarked other than name/date on first page. "An intimate and objective study of a typical day in the lives of five Mexican families - a dramatic revelation of the culture of poverty..." A warm portrait of human beings and at the same time, a well-documented and authoritative presentation of a culture explosively in flux..." (os) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 320 pages .

$6.00

THE BUFFALO PEOPLE Prehistoric Archaeology on the Canadian Plains
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THE BUFFALO PEOPLE Prehistoric Archaeology on the Canadian Plains

By Bryan, Liz

University of Alberta Press. Very Good. 1991. First Edition. Softcover. 0888642210 . Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings such as front and spine sticker. Internal pages clean and tight, a little soiling to outer edge of pages, light wear to corners of laminate on cover. Profusely illustrated in b/w & colour. 215 pages. ; 8vo; "The prehistoric, nomadic inhabitants of Canada had no writing, no large settlements, and very little in the way of lasting material things. Before Europeans came to North America they had no guns, no horses, no hard metals. What clues we have come primarily from the work of archaeologists sifting through the buried evidence - little bits of stone and bone and pottery, refuse heaps and firepits, ancient villages and burials, finger prints and prehistoric blood. Yet theirs is a long and triumphant story of survival, a story that is even now just beginning to be told. " [415-noto] .

$10.50

CANADA'S FIRST NATIONS A History of Founding Peoples from Earliest Times
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CANADA'S FIRST NATIONS A History of Founding Peoples from Earliest Times

By Dickason, Olive Patricia

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. Good in Good dust jacket. 1992. Hardcover. 0771028016 . Hardcover edition. Ex-library book, but still in quite good condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings, light edge wear. Jacket is scuffed, with moderate soiling/spotting to outer edge of pages and inside covers. Pages are otherwise clean and intact. . There is a partial paper split at spine inside front cover, but no loose pages. Illustrated in b/w. 590 pages. ; Miniature Less than 3" tall; 590 pages; This is a comprehensive history of Canada's original inhabitants-- Indians, Inuit, and later, Metis. Using an interdisciplinary approach that combines history, anthropology, and archaeology, Dickason tells the story of the more than 50 nations in the territory that is now Canada, beginningwith the arrival of people in North America from across the Bering Strait many thousands of years ago. (Note: Due to heavy weight, extra postage will be required, 1068) .

$21.50

MAMMOTH THE RESURRECTION....
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MAMMOTH THE RESURRECTION....

By Stone, Richard

Perseus. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 2001. Hardcover. 0738202819 . Nice, clean copy. Ex-library with only light wear overall, mylar cover & usual stamps & stickers. Light edgewear, light scuffing of cover, interior pages clean & tight. B/w photos/illus. 242 pages. The author chronicles the recent search for the carcass of a mammoth using Soviet-era military helicopters and ground-penetrating radar, as scientists attempt to unlock the mysteries of how this ancient creature lived and died; 8vo .

$9.05

A VILLAGE IN MALTA Fieldwork Edition
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A VILLAGE IN MALTA Fieldwork Edition

By Boissevain, Jeremy

Holt, Rinehart and Winston. Very Good+. 1980. First Edition. Softcover. 0030534119 . Light edge/corner wear to cover, price sticker on front. Interior clean and unmarked. B/w illus. A case study in cultural anthropology. "Malta is unique in the Mediterranean context, in that there is a high literacy rate & an economy that for centuries has been based on servies provided to foreign garrisons rather than through agriculture. Until independence in 1964, Malta was basically a fortress in the hand of the British naval forces" (os) ; 8vo .

$10.95

SEX AND TEMPERAMENT IN THREE PRIMITIVE SOCIETIES

By Mead, Margaret

Dell, Laurel Edition. Very Good. 1968. First Edition. Softcover. Dell, Laurel paperback edition, 1968 printing. Cover has light edge & corner wear, light soiling/creasing. Pages clean and intact. First published in 1935. A fascinating and brilliant anthropological study of the intimate lives of three New Guinea tribes from infancy to adulthood. (os) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$5.50

PEOPLE OF LIGHT AND DARK The Story and Tribute to the People of the North
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PEOPLE OF LIGHT AND DARK The Story and Tribute to the People of the North

By Van Steensel, Maja

Ottawa: Department of Indian Affairs & Northern Development. Very Good. 1971. Softcover. Foreword by His Royal Highness Prince Philip. Heavy stock cover, light wear to edges/corners, a little splitting on bottom edge, light soiling outer edge of pages. Interior pages clean & tight. Numerous b/w photos/illustrations. "The following essays, originally written as radio talks, were broadcast over the Northern Service of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation under the title "The Changing North" . . . "This is the second book in a series compiled from studies and experiences of people who are fascinated by the north as a land with its own unique history, its particular problems and the challenge it represents to people of courage and adventure. (Dawson City, Whitehorse, Coppermine, Yellowknife, Churchill, Goose Bay, Arctic, Eskimo, Inuit, ). This book is the story and tribute to the people of the north. " 155pp. (*shipping will be reduced to most locations) ; 8vo .

$11.50

THE HARMLESS PEOPLE
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THE HARMLESS PEOPLE

By Thomas, Elizabeth Marshall

New York: Vintage Books. Very Good. 1959. Not First Edition. Softcover. 0394702891 . Vintage Books 1959 printing. 12mo (7" tall). Light edge & corner wear, rubbing to edges & light creasing, light soiling outer edge of pages. Internal pages clean & tight other than small school stamp on first page and small edge stain near rear. 266 pages plus booklists. Description: In the 1950s Elizabeth Marshall Thomas became one of the first Westerners to live with the Bushmen of the Kalahari desert in Botswana and South-West Africa. Her account of these nomadic hunter-gatherers, whose way of life had remained unchanged for thousands of years, is a ground-breaking work of anthropology, remarkable not only for its scholarship but for its novelistic grasp of character. ... ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Description: In the 1950s Elizabeth Marshall Thomas became one of the first Westerners to live with the Bushmen of the Kalahari desert in Botswana and South-West Africa. Her account of these nomadic hunter-gatherers, whose way of life had remained unchanged for thousands of years, is a ground-breaking work of anthropology, remarkable not only for its scholarship but for its novelistic grasp of character. ... (250-noto) .

$4.95

URBAN LIFE IN CONTEMPORARY CHINA
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URBAN LIFE IN CONTEMPORARY CHINA

By Whyte & Parish

University of Chicago Press. Near Fine. 1985. First Edition. Softcover. 0226895491 . Excellent Condition. Only light cover wear, clean, no markings. 408 pages. Synopsis: Through interviews with city residents, the authors provide a unique survey of urban life in the last decade of Mao Zedong's rule. They conclude that changes in society produced under communism were truly revolutionary and that, in the decade under scrutiny, the Chinese avoided ostensibly universal evils of urbanism with considerable success. [454-noto]; 8vo .

$9.50

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