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|Author||: Clark Spencer Larsen|
|Editor||: W. W. Norton|
With an unparalleled art program, Our Origins is an accessible, up-to-date text that focuses on anthropology's big questions and the scientific process.
|Author||: Clark Spencer Larsen|
|Editor||: W. W. Norton & Company|
The Third Edition of this best-selling text now includes an update to the evolutionary primate taxonomy and even more tools to help students grasp the major concepts in physical anthropology—including new, photorealistic art.
|Author||: Chris Stringer|
A leading researcher on human evolution proposes a new and controversial theory of how our species came to be In this groundbreaking and engaging work of science, world-renowned paleoanthropologist Chris Stringer sets out a new theory of humanity's origin, challenging both the multiregionalists (who hold that modern humans developed from ancient ancestors in different parts of the world) and his own "out of Africa" theory, which maintains that humans emerged rapidly in one small part of Africa and then spread to replace all other humans within and outside the continent. Stringer's new theory, based on archeological and genetic evidence, holds that distinct humans coexisted and competed across the African continent—exchanging genes, tools, and behavioral strategies. Stringer draws on analyses of old and new fossils from around the world, DNA studies of Neanderthals (using the full genome map) and other species, and recent archeological digs to unveil his new theory. He shows how the most sensational recent fossil findings fit with his model, and he questions previous concepts (including his own) of modernity and how it evolved. Lone Survivors will be the definitive account of who and what we were, and will change perceptions about our origins and about what it means to be human.
|Author||: James S.A. Corey|
|Editor||: Boom! Studios|
When Naomi Nagata first arrived on board the Cant she was struggling to live with her past and find a home in a ship as run down as her. That all started to change when she hired Amos Burton.
|Author||: Nandini Deo|
|Editor||: Bloomsbury Publishing|
Postsecular Feminisms explores the contested relationship between feminism and secularism through a series of case studies, featuring perspectives from the global North and South. It offers insights beyond those of the Abrahamic traditions, and includes multiple examples from South Asia. By decentering the European experience, Postsecular Feminisms shows how secularism and feminism have been constituted in North America, South Asia, and Anglophone West Africa. The book asks: can postsecular feminism offer a way to think about religion and gender so as to support women in all the variety of their lived experiences? The contributors show that postsecular feminism is a variety of feminism that is not necessarily either secularist or anti-secular. Rather it is feminism informed by a history of secularist bias within liberal feminism. Postsecular Feminisms explores both the potentials and pitfalls of postsecular feminisms, with some authors arguing that a contextually grounded praxis is possible, while others make a strong case against postsecular feminism as theory and practice.
|Author||: Victor W Chang & Guoping Song|
|Editor||: Samuel Chang|
Who are we? Where are we from? These questions have troubled people for centuries. The textbooks have long taught us that human beings evolved from anthropoid apes. Today, a new science, molecular anthropology, tells us this: 7 billion human beings in the world share a common grand, grand…father, the Y-chromosome Adam, and share a common grand, grand…mother, the Mitochondrial Eve. After reading information in this book, you will be convinced that human beings could not be the result of evolution, sudden mutation, or in any way related to the anthropoid apes.
|Author||: Jamshed Akhtar|
|Editor||: Jamshed Akhtar|
In Search of Our Origins presents new information on the origin of life and man, from linguistic analysis of Quran. It tells us how the first molecule of life arose on earth, what was the mechanism involved, where the event occurred and what happened subsequently. It also informs us how the first Man and his mate were created, where they were nurtured and when and where they appeared on earth.
|Author||: John Greenfieldt,Patrice Bartell|
|Editor||: Hw Wilson Company|
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|Author||: John E. Nowak,Ronald D. Rotunda|
|Editor||: West Academic|
Authoritative coverage analyzes the constitutional issues that are studied and litigated today. This text presents the origins of judicial review and federal jurisdiction, and the sources of national authority. Discusses federal commerce and fiscal powers. Overviews individual liberties and due process. Also covers freedom of speech and religion. Throughout the book, there are summations of the Supreme Court2s work and evaluations of the judicial process.
|Author||: Aiko Yamashiro,Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua,Noelani Goodyear-Ka'ōpua|
|Editor||: University of Hawaii Press|
How can more of us protect and create waiwai, value, for coming generations? Continuing the conversation of The Value of Hawaii: Knowing the Past, Shaping the Future, this new collection gathers together fresh voices sharing their inspiring work in farming, government, voyaging, water rights, archaeology, gender advocacy, education, business, community health, art, immigration, and more to enhance the present and future value of Hawaii. By exploring connections to ancestors and others across our Pacific world, the contributors to this volume offer passionate and poignant visions. Their autobiographical essays will inspire readers to live consciously and lead ourselves as island people.
|Author||: Ala.) American Physical Society Topical Conference on Atomic Processes in Plasmas (11 : 1998 : Auburn|
|Editor||: Amer Inst of Physics|
The proceedings of the Eleventh APS Topical Conference on Atomic Processes in Plasmas benchmarks the ongoing research developments in the interdisciplinary interaction between atomic and plasma physicists as they tackle large scale applied research problems in magnetic fusion, x-ray lasers, astrophysics, inertial fusion, and materials processing.
|Author||: Alexander O. E. Animalu,Abubakar Abdullahi,Victor O. E. Adeoba|
|Author||: Bill Bissett|
|Editor||: Talonbooks Limited|
bissett's deliciously comic interrogation of the socio-political events towering around us like so many boxes.
|Author||: Isabel Wilkerson|
|Editor||: Penguin Random House|
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK - The Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions. "An instant American classic."--Dwight Garner, The New York Times "As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless usher in a darkened theater, flashlight cast down in the aisles, guiding us to our assigned seats for a performance. The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power--which groups have it and which do not." In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings. Beyond race, class, or other factors, there is a powerful caste system that influences people's lives and behavior and the nation's fate. Linking the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson explores eight pillars that underlie caste systems across civilizations, including divine will, bloodlines, stigma, and more. Using riveting stories about people--including Martin Luther King, Jr., baseball's Satchel Paige, a single father and his toddler son, Wilkerson herself, and many others--she shows the ways that the insidious undertow of caste is experienced every day. She documents how the Nazis studied the racial systems in America to plan their out-cast of the Jews; she discusses why the cruel logic of caste requires that there be a bottom rung for those in the middle to measure themselves against; she writes about the surprising health costs of caste, in depression and life expectancy, and the effects of this hierarchy on our culture and politics. Finally, she points forward to ways America can move beyond the artificial and destructive separations of human divisions, toward hope in our common humanity. Beautifully written, original, and revealing, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents is an eye-opening story of people and history, and a reexamination of what lies under the surface of ordinary lives and of American life today.
|Author||: Taunton Public Library (Taunton, Mass.)|
|Author||: Critical Role,Matt Mercer,Jody Houser|
|Editor||: Dark Horse Comics|
The unlikely heroes of Vox Machina are back in action! Join familiar faces from Critical Role's smash-hit first campaign as their escapades in Stilben lead them toward new adventure--and a dire threat to Grog when he goes missing in the night. Tracking him down will see the party lose one member, gain another, and reveal parts of Grog's secret past. But first, his friends have to actually find him. From award-nominated writer Jody Houser (Orphan Black, Stranger Things) and first series author Olivia Samson, with colorist Michele Assarasakorn (Isola, Gotham Academy) and letterer Ariana Maher (James Bond, Xena)! Collects Critical Role - Vox Machina Origins series II #1-#6.