Anthropology

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  1. Book ImageThe Gift: The Form and Reason for Exchange in Archaic Societies

    Marcel Mauss, W. D. Halls

    Since its first publication in English in 1954, The Gift, Marcel Mauss's groundbreaking study of the relation between forms of exchange and social structure, has been acclaimed as a classic among anthropology texts.More

  2. Book ImageRosalind Franklin and DNA

    Anne Sayre

    Rosalind Franklin's research was central to the discovery of the double-helix structure of DNA. She never received the credit she was due during her lifetime.
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  3. Book ImageThe Mummies of Ürümchi

    Elizabeth Wayland Barber

    In the museums of Ürümchi, the windswept regional capital of the Uyghur Autonomous Region (also known as Chinese Turkestan), a collection of ancient mummies lies at the center of an enormous mystery.More

  4. Book ImagePrimate Diversity

    Dean Falk

    Primate Diversity successfully synthesizes a thorough look at current primatology research while providing a careful examination of a variety of species.More

  5. Book ImageCats' Paws and Catapults: Mechanical Worlds of Nature and People

    Steven Vogel, Kathryn K. Davis

    "Full of ideas and well-explained principles that will bring new understanding of everyday things to both scientists and non-scientists alike."—R. McNeill Alexander, NatureMore

  6. Book ImageClones and Clones: Facts and Fantasies About Human Cloning

    Martha C. Nussbaum, Cass R. Sunstein

    "These two dozen essays by experts ranging from Stephen Jay Gould to Andrea Dworkin are an excellent guide to the post-Dolly world." --Chicago Tribune, Choice Selections of 1998More

  7. Book ImageThe Symbolic Species: The Co-evolution of Language and the Brain

    Terrence W. Deacon

    "A work of enormous breadth, likely to pleasantly surprise both general readers and experts."—New York Times Book ReviewMore

  8. Book ImageThe Mismeasure of Man

    Stephen Jay Gould

    Revised & Expanded

    The definitive refutation to the argument of The Bell Curve.More

  9. Book ImageThe Darwin Reader

    Charles Darwin, Mark Ridley

    Second Edition

    "Here is Darwin in his own words, at once accessible and profound, ranging widely over many problems that fascinated him and through which he made discoveries that changed the world." —From the First EditionMore

  10. Book ImageWomen's Work: The First 20,000 Years Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times

    Elizabeth Wayland Barber

    "A fascinating history of…[a craft] that preceded and made possible civilization itself." —New York Times Book ReviewMore

  11. Book ImageDarwin: The Life of a Tormented Evolutionist

    Adrian Desmond, James Moore

    "Unquestionably the finest [biography] ever written about Darwin. . . . Darwin has now become, and properly, the quintessentially socially embedded scientist. Desmond and Moore are brilliant in their pursuit of this truly unifying theme."—Stephen Jay GouldMore

  12. Book ImageHen's Teeth and Horse's Toes: Further Reflections in Natural History

    Stephen Jay Gould

    "Lively and fascinating. . . . [Gould] writes beautifully about science and the wonders of nature."—Tracy KidderMore

  13. Book ImageEight Little Piggies: Reflections in Natural History

    Stephen Jay Gould

    "There is no scientist today whose books I look forward to reading with greater anticipation of enjoyment and enlightenment than Stephen Jay Gould."—Martin GardnerMore

  14. Book ImageThe Autobiography of Charles Darwin: 1809-1882

    Charles Darwin, Nora Barlow

    The only complete edition.More

  15. Book ImageThe Malaria Capers: Tales of Parasites and People

    Robert S. Desowitz

    "Reads like a murder mystery. . . . [Desowitz] writes with uncommon lucidity and verse, leaving the reader with a vivid understanding of malaria and other tropical diseases, and the ways in which culture, climate and politics have affected their spread and containment."—New York TimesMore

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