Anthropology

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  1. Book ImageSevered: A History of Heads Lost and Heads Found

    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.More

  2. Book ImageThe Human Age: The World Shaped By Us

    Diane Ackerman

    As Diane Ackerman writes in her brilliant new book, The Human Age, "our relationship with nature has changed…radically, irreversibly, but by no means all for the bad. Our new epoch is laced with invention. Our mistakes are legion, but our talent is immeasurable."More

  3. Book ImageOur Origins: Discovering Physical Anthropology

    Clark Spencer Larsen

    Third Edition

    Gives students the tools they need to see the Big Picture.More

  4. Book ImageCultural Anthropology: A Toolkit for a Global Age

    Kenneth J. Guest

    Inspires students to think like anthropologists in a multicultural and global age.More

  5. Book ImageBreasts: A Natural and Unnatural History

    Florence Williams

    An engaging narrative about an incredible, life-giving organ and its imperiled modern fate.More

  6. Book ImageIncomplete Nature: How Mind Emerged from Matter

    Terrence W. Deacon

    “A tour de force encompassing biology, neurobiology, metaphysics, information theory, physics, and semiotics.”—Publishers WeeklyMore

  7. Book ImageEssentials of Physical Anthropology: Discovering Our Origins

    Clark Spencer Larsen

    Second Edition

    The big picture of physical anthropology.More

  8. Book ImageDNA USA: A Genetic Portrait of America

    Bryan Sykes

    Crisscrossing the continent, a renowned geneticist provides a groundbreaking examination of America through its DNA.More

  9. Book ImageReconstructing Human Origins: A Modern Synthesis

    Glenn C. Conroy, Herman Pontzer

    Third Edition

    The definitive textbook for paleoanthropology courses.More

  10. Book ImageHow Humans Evolved

    Robert Boyd, Joan B. Silk

    Sixth Edition

    The science of human evolution, not just the sites.More

  11. Book ImageThe Animal Connection: A New Perspective on What Makes Us Human

    Pat Shipman

    A bold, illuminating new take on the love of animals that drove human evolution.More

  12. Book ImageMadre: Perilous Journeys with a Spanish Noun

    Liza Bakewell

    Why is the word madre, "mother," so complicated in Spanish—especially in Mexico?More

  13. Book ImageSupernormal Stimuli: How Primal Urges Overran Their Evolutionary Purpose

    Deirdre Barrett

    A Harvard psychologist explains how our once-helpful instincts get hijacked in our garish modern world.More

  14. Book ImageHow the Mind Works

    Steven Pinker

    “A model of scientific writing: erudite, witty, and clear.” —New York Review of BooksMore

  15. Book ImageThe Incas: New Perpectives

    Gordon F. McEwan

    A revealing portrait of the ancient Andean empire from its earliest development to its final capitulation to Pizarro.More

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