Physical anthropology

    Human Physical Fitness and Activity: An Evolutionary and Life History Perspective

    By Ann E. Caldwell

    Paperback £36.65

    â The science of human physical activity and fitness is ripefor a novel theoretical framework that can integrate the ecological, genetic,physiological and psychological factors that influence physical activity inhumans.

    Mahale Chimpanzees

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    What Toshisada Nishida started in 1965 with the Mahale Mountain Chimpanzee Project is neatly brought together in this beautiful and thorough volume covering the site's history and ecology, the behaviour and biology of the resident chimpanzees, and the relevance of this vast body of research to understanding our closest relatives.

    Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropolog

    By Clark Spencer Larsen

    Paperback Save £4.98 = £43.01

    Reflecting the enormous advances made in the field over the past twenty years, Larsen discusses newly emerging areas in bioarchaeology. Jargon free, richly illustrated, and with numerous case studies and references, this textbook will be a valuable source to undergraduates, graduates, and instructors interested in the fundamentals of bioarchaeology.

    Living Color

    By Nina G. Jablonski

    Paperback Save £7.14 = £16.86

    Investigates the social history of skin color from prehistory to the present, showing how our body's most visible feature influences our social interactions in profound and complex ways. This book explains why skin color has become a biological trait with great social meaning - a product of evolution perceived differently...

    The Body Wars: Why body dissatisfaction is at epidemic proportions and how we can fight back

    By Aric Sigman

    Paperback Save £3.14 = £10.85

    Body dissatisfaction is at epidemic proportions. A leading psychologist tackles the issue head on

    Iraqi Women in Denmark: Ritual Performance and Belonging in Everyday Life

    By Marianne Holm Pedersen

    Hardback £70.40

    An ethnographic study of ritual performance and place-making among Shi'a Muslim Iraqi women in Copenhagen -- .

    Settling the Earth

    By Clive Gamble

    Paperback Save £2.66 = £22.33

    How and when did we become the only human species to settle the whole Earth? How did our brains become so large? This book sets out to answer these fundamental questions, digging deep into the archives of archaeology, fossil ancestors and human genetics.

    The Day of Shelly\'s Death: The Poetry and Ethnography of Grief

    By Renato Rosaldo

    Paperback £17.02

    This deeply moving collection of "ethnographic poetry" by the renowned cultural theorist Renato Rosaldo focuses on the immediate aftermath of his wife Michelle Shelly Rosaldo's sudden death on October 11, 1981, the day after she and her family had arrived in a northern Philippines village where Shelly and Renato were...

    Sense and Stigma in the Gospels: Depictions of Sensory-Disabled Characters

    By Louise J. Lawrence

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    Louise J. Lawrence presents provocative re-interpretations of biblical characters that have previously been sidelined and stigmatised on account of their perceived disability. She introduces approaches taken from Sensory Anthropology and Disability Studies to bring fresh methodological perspectives to familiar Gospel texts.

    Where Hornbills Fly: A Journey with the Headhunters of Borneo

    By Erik Jensen

    Paperback Save £0.14 = £12.85

    The Iban Dayaks of Borneo are one of the world's most extraordinary indigenous tribes, possessing ancient traditions and a unique way of life. Where Hornbills Fly opens a window onto a vanishing world and paints a remarkable portrait of this fragile tribe, which continues to survive deep in the heart...

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