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Book cover: Indigenous PeopleIndigenous People
by - InTech ,
Indigenous peoples are the native ethnic groups, descended from the original inhabitants of a region. This book is an attempt to bring out the analysis of indigenous environment, indigenous technical knowledge, indigenous resource governance, etc.
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Book cover: The Book of Were-WolvesThe Book of Were-Wolves
by ,
You may rethink your non-belief in werewolves after reading this detailed study by folklorist Sabine Baring-Gould. He takes you on a journey from medieval times to more modern days, examining old folk tales, public records, medical facts, and more.
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Book cover: Prehistoric MenPrehistoric Men
by - Chicago Natural History Museum ,
The men who lived in prehistoric times left us no history books, but they did unintentionally leave a record of their presence and their way of life. This record is studied and interpreted by different kinds of scientists ...
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Book cover: Guts and Brains: An Integrative Approach to the Hominin RecordGuts and Brains: An Integrative Approach to the Hominin Record
by - Leiden University Press ,
The book discusses the relationship between brain size and diet, diet and social organization, and large brains and the human sexual division of labour. This volume provides an entry into understanding the development of our own species.
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Book cover: The Maya Indians of Southern Yucatan and Northern British HondurasThe Maya Indians of Southern Yucatan and Northern British Honduras
by - Washington, Govt. print. off. ,
The southern and eastern parts of Yucatan, from Tuluum in the north to the Rio Hondo in the south, are occupied by two tribes of Maya Indians, the Santa Cruz and Icaiche or Chichanha. The number of Santa Cruz was estimated in 1895 at about 8,000.
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Book cover: Understanding Climate's Influence on Human EvolutionUnderstanding Climate's Influence on Human Evolution
- National Academies Press ,
The hominin fossil record documents a history of evolutionary events that have ultimately shaped and defined humans. This book explores the opportunities of using scientific research to improve our understanding of how climate shaped our species.
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Book cover: New Directions in Dental AnthropologyNew Directions in Dental Anthropology
by - University of Adelaide Press ,
The aim was to emphasize some new strategies offered by dental anthropology to elucidate the historical lineage of human groups and also to reconstruct environmental factors that have acted on the teeth by analyzing dental morphological features.
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Book cover: The Human RaceThe Human Race
by - D. Appleton & co. ,
The different races which originate in one species, the primitive type having been modified by the operation of climate, food, intermixture and local customs, differ to a marvellous extent, in their outward appearance, colour and physiognomy ...
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Book cover: Human AnimalsHuman Animals
by - Frederick A. Stokes ,
From the abundant records and traditions dealing with the curious belief that certain men and women can transform themselves into animals I have collected a number of instances and examples which throw fresh light on the subject.
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Book cover: Anthropology and the BushmanAnthropology and the Bushman
by - Berg Publishers ,
The book covers early travelers and settlers, classic nineteenth and twentieth-century ethnographers, North American and Japanese ecological traditions, the approaches of African ethnographers, and recent work on advocacy and social development.
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Book cover: WerwolvesWerwolves
by - ManyBooks ,
Contents: what is a werewolf; werewolf metamorphosis compared with other branches of lycanthropy; spirits of werewolves; how to become a werewolf; werewolves and exorcism; werewolf in the British Isles, France, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Spain ...
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Book cover: Cultural AnthropologyCultural Anthropology
- Wikibooks ,
Anthropology is the holistic and scientific study of humanity. Cultural Anthropology focuses on the study of contemporary human cultures, their beliefs, myths, values, practices, technologies, economies and other domains of social organization.
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Book cover: Probing Human OriginsProbing Human Origins
by - American Academy of Arts and Sciences ,
The evolutionary origins of humans involved molecular-genetic, organismal-phenotypic, and social changes that increased adaptability to environmental changes. This volume explores different facets of the complex holistic process of human origins.
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Book cover: Cosmos and Culture: Cultural Evolution in a Cosmic ContextCosmos and Culture: Cultural Evolution in a Cosmic Context
by - NASA ,
Integrating concepts from philosophical, anthropological, and astrobiological disciplines, the book begins to explore the interdisciplinary questions of cosmic evolution. Authors have diverse backgrounds in science, history, anthropology, and more.
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Book cover: An Introduction to AnthropologyAn Introduction to Anthropology
by - MacMillan ,
The progress of scientific research in the department of prehistoric archaeology has been such that there seems to be room for a small volume setting forth the results arrived at by archaeologists in terms that can be understood by ordinary readers.
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Book cover: The Passing of the AboriginesThe Passing of the Aborigines
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
Bates devoted her life to studying Aboriginal life, history, culture, rites, beliefs and customs. Living in small settlements from Western Australia to the edges of the Nullarbor Plain, she researched and wrote millions of words on the subject.
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Book cover: Pedagogical AnthropologyPedagogical Anthropology
by - Frederick A. Stokes company ,
Contents: Modern tendencies of anthropology and their relation to pedagogy; Certain principles of general biology; Craniology; Thorax; Pelvis; Limbs; Skin and pigments; Technical part; Statistical methodology; Biographic history of the pupil; etc.
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Book cover: The Story of the British RaceThe Story of the British Race
by - D. Appleton and Company ,
The book brings the important views of modern anthropologists before the general public in familiar language. It will tend to destroy some errors regarding the origin and pedigree of the nation which have infected life and literature for ages.
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Book cover: The Secret Museum of MankindThe Secret Museum of Mankind
- Manhattan House ,
Cannibals. Fakirs. Crime and punishment. Rituals. Slaves, cults and customs. Warriors and weapons. Equestrians and equilibrists. Musicians and mendicants. Dance, dress, undress and body modification. Structures, conveyances, beasts.
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Book cover: Rwanda: A Fascinating Story of Man and GorillaRwanda: A Fascinating Story of Man and Gorilla
by - Thompson-Shore Inc ,
The theme of this novella is the narrowing distance between humans and our close cousins that has taken place since the 1920s. This is a story about a remarkable man in the Mountains of the Moon, writen by a world-recognized authority on Africa.
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Book cover: Introduction to PaleoanthropologyIntroduction to Paleoanthropology
- Wikibooks ,
Paleoanthropology is a subdiscipline of anthropology. The book covers an introduction to paleoanthropology, early hominid fossils, early hominid behavior, hominids in oldowan, acheulean, middle paleolithic, upper paleolithic, and more.
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Book cover: Sex and CultureSex and Culture
by - Oxford University Press ,
I discuss eighty uncivilized societies, and from their cultural behaviour make my first induction. When our knowledge is complete, we find that in any vigorous society the method of regulating the relations between the sexes was constantly changing.
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Book cover: The Origin of Man and of his SuperstitionsThe Origin of Man and of his Superstitions
by - University Press ,
In its first part the book explains a hypothesis that the human race has descended from some ape-like stock by a series of changes which began and, until recently, were maintained by the practice of hunting in pack for animal food.
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Book cover: Ancient SocietyAncient Society
by - University of Arizona Press ,
The author studied the American Indian way of life and collected an enormous amount of factual material on the history of primitive-communal society. He describes how savages, advancing by definite steps, attained the higher condition of barbarism.
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Book cover: Reminiscences of Scottish life and characterReminiscences of Scottish life and character
by - Chicago : McClurg & Co ,
This book is a very thorough account of stories from different areas of Scotland, including the various dialects, the regional words and pronunciations. The text is illustrated with beautiful full color copies of paintings.
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