Anthropology: The Human Challenge

Author: William Haviland,Harald Prins,Dana Walrath,Bunny McBride

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495810843

Category: Social Science

Page: 784

View: 9017

The well-known team of Haviland, Prins, Walrath, and McBride continue to provide students with a vivid, thought-provoking edition of ANTHROPOLOGY that emphasizes the interconnections of the world’s cultures and the relevance of the field of anthropology in their own lives. Known for its holistic, integrated approached to the four fields of anthropology, the book’s rich visual program and cohesive framework enable students to more easily understand the impact of biology and culture in shaping behaviors and beliefs, and gain real insight into the usefulness of anthropology for living and working in the globalized world of the 21st century. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Anthropology

A Continental Perspective

Author: Christoph Wulf

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226925080

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

View: 6423

Originally published in German, Christoph Wulf’s Anthropology sets its sights on a topic as ambitious as its title suggests: anthropology itself. Arguing for an interdisciplinary and intercultural approach to anthropology that incorporates science, philosophy, history, and many other disciplines, Wulf examines—with breathtaking scope—all the ways that anthropology has been understood and practiced around the globe and through the years. Seeking a central way to understand anthropology in the midst of many different approaches to the discipline, Wulf concentrates on the human body. An emblem of society, culture, and time, the body is also the result of many mimetic processes—the active acquisition of cultural knowledge. By examining the role of the body in the performance of rituals, gestures, language, and other forms of imagination, he offers a bold new look at how culture is produced, handed down, and transformed. Drawing such examinations into a comprehensive and sophisticated assessment of the discipline as a whole, Anthropology looks squarely at the mystery of humankind and the ways we have attempted to understand it.
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Cultural Anthropology: The Human Challenge

Author: William Haviland,Harald Prins,Bunny McBride,Dana Walrath

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133957420

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 8650

Explore the most fascinating, creative, dangerous, and complex species alive today: you and your neighbors in the global village. With compelling photos, engaging examples, and select studies by anthropologists in far-flung places, the authors of CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: THE HUMAN CHALLENGE provide a holistic view of anthropology to help you make sense of today’s world. With this text you will discover the different ways humans face the challenge of existence, the connection between biology and culture in the shaping of human beliefs and behavior, and the impact of globalization on peoples and cultures around the world. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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The Prayer Of The Frog

Author: Anthony De Mello

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788187886259

Category: Storytelling

Page: 300

View: 4459

Posted in Storytelling

The Inflammation-Free Diet Plan

Author: Monica Reinagel

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071502191

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 5872

A revolutionary diet to help you lose weight and control disease-causing inflammation The Inflammation-Free Diet Plan will help you achieve your ideal weight--without fad dieting--while also reducing pain and allergies, slowing the aging process, and dramatically reducing your risk for dozens of medical problems. This flexible, easy-to-follow program is the ideal nutritional solution for every member of the family. At the heart of the program is the revolutionary IF Rating system that, for the first time, tells you the inflammatory or anti-inflammatory effects of all of the foods you eat. The IF Rating integrates more than twenty different nutritional factors, including essential fatty acids, glycemic index, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory compounds into a single rating which guides your food choices for the day. You no longer have to worry about choosing the right types of carbs or fats, or even counting calories--the IF Rating combines all those factors into a simple, holistic system for healthy eating! And unlike other programs that focus only on carbohydrates or fats, the IF Rating system also shows you which proteins are healthy and which provoke inflammation. It all adds up to a uniquely healthful, easy to follow diet plan that fights illness and promotes weight loss! The Inflammation-Free Diet Plan gives you: IF Ratings for more than 1,500 common foods, listed both alphabetically and by categories, such as “Breakfast Cereals” and “Meats” Self-assessments for measuring your level of systemic inflammation A choice of three customizable eating plans: Preventative/Maintenance, Therapeutic, and Accelerated Weight-Loss Three weeks worth of daily meal plans and dozens of delicious anti-inflammatory recipes With The Inflammation-Free Diet Plan, you'll learn how to stop the silent enemy in its tracks and get started on the road to a longer, healthier, more vibrant life--today.
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The Lost Civilizations of the Stone Age

Author: Richard Rudgley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684862700

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 7899

A British scholar challenges the conventional view of the Stone Age as minimally civilized, pointing out the many advances of its peoples, from their maps of the constellations to their innovations in boat building.
Posted in History

Ice Age Art

The Arrival of the Modern Mind

Author: Jill Cook

Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited

ISBN: 9780714123332

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 9168

This unique and remarkable work explores the extraordinary creative explosion that happened during the last European Ice Age, between 40,000 and 10,000 years ago, when the very first figurative art was created.
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Anthropology

The Human Challenge

Author: William A. Haviland,Harald E. L. Prins,Dana Walrath,Bunny McBride

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781133959885

Category: Anthropology

Page: 731

View: 7099

Explore the most fascinating, creative, dangerous, and complex species alive today: you and your neighbors in the global village. With compelling photos, engaging examples, and select studies by anthropologists in far-flung places, the authors of ANTHROPOLOGY: THE HUMAN CHALLENGE, 14E, International Edition provide a holistic view of anthropology to help you make sense of today’s world. You’ll discover the different ways humans face the challenge of existence; the connection between biology and culture in the shaping of human behavior; and the impact of globalization on peoples and cultures around the world.
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Anthony De Mello

Writings

Author: Anthony De Mello

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781570752834

Category: Religion

Page: 141

View: 7209

Essential writings provide a penetrating introduction to the Indian Jesuit who bridged East and West with his stories and parables.
Posted in Religion

When God Was A Woman

Author: Merlin Stone

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 0307816850

Category: Religion

Page: 265

View: 5831

Here, archaeologically documented,is the story of the religion of the Goddess. Under her, women’s roles were far more prominent than in patriarchal Judeo-Christian cultures. Stone describes this ancient system and, with its disintegration, the decline in women’s status.
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One Minute Nonsense

Author: Anthony De Mello

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788187886280

Category:

Page: 346

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Prehistoric Art in Europe

Author: Nancy K. Sandars

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300052862

Category: Art

Page: 508

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Until around 10,000 BC art in Europe appears to have been in advance of the rest of the world and throws light on the total history of early man. The great masterpieces of cave-painting at Lascaux are well known, and one tradition of early sculpture is from the first surprizingly classical. With the shelter paintings of the Spanish Levant and the clay modelling and painted pottery of eastern Europe in the fourth and third millennia BC fresh artistic problems were tackled. Later still evolved the high technical accomplishment of the metal-workers, and this study concludes with an account of the new departures of Celtic La Tene art of the last four centuries BC.
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Homo Necans

The Anthropology of Ancient Greek Sacrificial Ritual and Myth

Author: Walter Burkert

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520058750

Category: History

Page: 334

View: 8529

"A milestone, not only in the field of classics but in the wider field of the history of religion. . . . It will find a place alongside the works of Jane Ellen Harrison, Sir James George Frazer, Claude Levi-Strauss, and van Gennep."--Wendy Flaherty, Divinity School, University of Chicago "This book is a professional classic, an absolute must for any serious student of Greek religion."--Albert Henrichs, Harvard University
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The Mythology of Venus

Ancient Calendars and Archaeoastronomy

Author: Helen Benigni

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761860630

Category: Social Science

Page: 146

View: 2101

The Mythology of Venus is a collection of essays that summarizes the archaeoastronomy, calendar associations, religious and cultural icons and myths identified with the planet Venus. This book reveals the archetype of a goddess associated with the planet Venus who is identified with transformation, spiritual resurrection, and enlightenment.
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Art of the Mammoth Hunters

The Finds from Avdeevo

Author: Mariana Gvozdover

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 186

View: 4493

Unique examples of Paleolithic art and an extremely rich collection of stone and bone implements make the site of Avdeevo one of the most interesting and important of the Upper Paleolithic on the Russian plain. These assemblages point to clear connections with sites such as Willendorf and Dolni Vestonice in central Europe as well as with the similar Russian site at Kostenki. The worked bone and art objects include bone awls and decorated points, burnishers, diadems, trinkets and beads. There are fragments of bone with engraved ornament; there are utilitarian objects with anthropomorphic and zoomorphic decoration; there are figurines of mammoth and horse; and there are fourteen female figures with distinctive artistic characteristics that distinguish them from similar material from other sites. The descriptions and illustrations of all these objects have been prepared by Mariana Gvozdover who began excavating at Avdeevo in 1972; they are here edited for publication by Paul Bahn.
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Review Guide for LPN/LVN Pre-Entrance Exam

Author: National League for Nursing

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763762709

Category: Medical

Page: 396

View: 8487

A guide to preparing for the LPN/LVN pre-entrance nursing exam, featuring subject reviews, over one thousand practice questions and three practice exams with answers, test-taking tips, and a companion CD.
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Reading the Body

Representations and Remains in the Archaeological Record

Author: Alison E. Rautman

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812217094

Category: Social Science

Page: 283

View: 9780

In this volume classical archaeologists and anthropologists discuss mutually beneficial perspectives in method and theory as these relate to issues of gender.
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Financial ACCT2

Author: Norman H. Godwin,C. Wayne Alderman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111530769

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 8205

Created by the continuous feedback of a student-tested, faculty-approved process, Financial ACCT2 delivers a visually appealing, succinct print component, tear-out review cards for students and instructors and a consistent online offering with CengageNOW that includes online homework, an eBook, and access to additional study aids all at a value-based price and proven to increase retention and outcomes. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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The Human Challenge

Author: William A. Haviland,Harald E. L. Prins,Dana Walrath,Bunny McBride

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534610104

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 1366

EVOLUTION AND PREHISTORY has been completely revolutionized to present students with the latest contemporary thinking on human evolution, adaptation, and prehistory and offers the same great coverage as the paperbound version at a significantly lower price. It offers students a straightforward and integrated presentation of material, focusing on selected aspects of physical anthropology and prehistoric archaeology as they relate to the origin of humanity, the origin of culture, and the development of human biological and cultural diversity. A New feature entitled "Biocultural Connections" illustrates how cultural and biological processes work together to shape human evolution and behavior, and reflects where the field is today. New coverage on cutting edge topics such as medical anthropology, genetics, environmental toxins, and globalization, demonstrate the usefulness of anthropology today. A new, unique "Epilogue" looks at cultural disease and globalization.
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