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1 BATES, MARSTON Where winter never comes. A study of man and nature in the tropics.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952 Hard Cover 
310 pages, cloth, dust jacket, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. 
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2 COTLOW, LEWIS In search of the primitive.
Boston Little Brown & Co. , 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
454 pages, 12 plates (some in color), map, cloth, dust jacket frayed otherwise very good. 1st edition. From the dj: This is the story of a lifetime of exploring of a search for the primitive peoples of the world. On four continents, Lewis Cotlow found them, lived with them, and recorded on film and tape their ways of life, realizing that their ancient mores would soon be eclipsed by the advance of civilization. Contents: 1: AFRICA - Through Africa Unarmed; The Watusi; The Pygmies; More Pygmies; Masai, Mangbetu, Mau Mau; Wild Life. II: SOUTH AMERICA - Curaka Chumbika; Curaka Peruche; Colorados and Camayuras; Curaka Utitiaja. III: NEW GUINEA - Sepik; The Central Highlands; The Wahgi Valley; West Irian. IV: THE HIGH ARCTIC - The Happiest People in the World; Ootook and Nanook. 
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3 Driver, Harold E. And Massey, William C. Comparative Studies of North American Indians in Transactions of the American Philosophical Society New Series - Volume 47, Part 2
The American Philosophical Society 1957 Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
292 pages, 31 figures, 164 maps, wrappers, cover and spine frayed, moderate shelf wear, text and illustrations very good. From the October 1958 issue of American Antiquity, Volume 24 Issue 2: "The study was prompted by the fact that the last attempt at integration of North American aboriginal cultural data was made nearly 20 years ago. Driver and Massey have taken advantage of additional material that has accumulated to present a new appraisal of the state of our knowledge and to apply the data to problems of explanation and interpretation. In preparing a compilation of this sort, it is obviously impossible to be exhaustive but the authors feel that what is included constitutes a representative sample of present knowledge and is adequate for descriptive generalizations (by which they mean primarily geographical distribution) and for correlations. 'North America' here refers to the area from the Arctic to the Panama-Colombia border and includes Greenland, Cuba, Hispaniola and Jamaica. The monograph is divided into four major sections, substance, material culture, economics and social organization. Each of these is broken down into three to eight subtropics: material culture, of most interest to archaeologists, includes transportation, housing and architecture, clothing & body ornamentation, crafts, firemaking and lamps, and weapons. These are further subdivided. " 
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4 Firth, Raymond Malay Fishermen: Their Peasant Economy
Hamden, CT Archon Books 1966 First Edition Thus Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Xiv, 398 pages, plates, illustrations, charts, tables, twofolding maps, very good. From the DJ: This book is a study of some Far Eastern peasant problem based mainly on field research carried out on the East Coast of Malaya in 1939-1940. ~ The author has revised the community and written a new introduciton and a chapter detaileing the changes which have taken place both between his first visit and the end of the war, and from then to the present date. ; 398 pages 
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5 GOODENOUGH, WARD H(UNT) Property, kin, and community on Truk.
New Haven Yale University Press 1951 Soft Cover Very Good- with No dust jacket as issued 
Yale University publications in anthropology ; no. 46. 192 pages, many plates (charts), maps, tables, wrappers. 
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6 HIGHWATER, JAMAKE Anpao. An American Indian Odyssey.
New York Harper & Row 1980 0061319864 / 9780061319860 Soft Cover Very Good 
Pictures by Fritz Scholder. From the publisher: 'Anpao is a fine piece of work, truly reflective of the oral tradition and the rich heritage of Native American storytelling. Its publication ought to be considered an event of importance.' - N. Scott Momaday. Occasionally, not often enough, there appears a timeless work. Such a book is Anpao.' - The Washington Post. 
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7 Ikels, Charlotte Aging and Adaptation: Chinese in Hong Kong and the United States
Hamden, CT Archon Books 1983 0208019995 / 9780208019998 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Good dust jacket 
[20], 262 pages, cloth, DJ, publishers information slip tipped in otherwise very good. From the preface: "The data on which this work is based derive from research among Chinese families in Hong Kong and in Greater Boston. ~ At that time, very little qualitative information about the life circumstances of the elderly in Hong Kong was available." ; 262 pages 
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8 J. W. Powell, Director & Jesse Walter Fewkes & Cyrus Thomas Twenty-Second Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. 1900-1901. Part I.
Washington Government Printing Office 1904 Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
xliv, 320 pages, plates (some in color) , illustrations, diagrams, maps, green decorated cloth, covers worn, binding loose. Contents include: Report of the Director. Two summers' work in pueblo ruins, by Jesse Walter Fewkes, pages 3-195, plates. 1-70, Figs. 1-122. Mayan calendar systems II, by Cyrus Thomas; pages 197-305, pls. 71-82, figs. 123-170. Index, pages 307-320. 
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9 Kass, Leon R. Hungry Soul: Eating and the Perfecting of Our Nature.
New York Free Press 1994 0029170737 / 9780029170731 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Xviii, 248 pages, illustrations, cloth, DJ, very good. From Publishers Weekly: "Eating, observes Kass, a physician and biochemist who teaches literature and philosophy at the University of Chicago, is a "great paradox. " To preserve life, individuals necessarily destroy life. Yet, he argues, if this urgent, most basic animal necessity is humanized through table manners, hospitality, sharing, good conversation and ritual, eating becomes a means to celebrate and broaden human community, friendship and values. This stimulating, original philosophical inquiry views eating among humans as a key to our place in the natural order and as a manifestation of the "hungry soul" that seeks satisfaction in activities motivated by ambition, curiosity, affection and awe. Kass concludes by arguing that Jewish dietary laws are one example of a code that embodies an understanding of the ethics of eating and a reverence for life. " SR1547C ; 248 pages 
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10 KEESING, ROGER M. 'Elota's story : the life and times of a Solomon Islands big man
New York Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1919 0030628970 / 9780030628979 Soft Cover Very Good 
132 pages, illustrations, maps, pictorial wrappers, very good. From the foreword: This case study is about the Kwaio, a Melanesian people of the Solomon Islands, South Pacific, as understood through the life history of one remarkable but not atypical Kwaio person named 'Elota. The book is equally divided between Keesing's presentation of Kwaio culture and 'Elota's place in it and 'Elota's own statement, the latter with only minor editing. The result is a balance between the more distanced view of the knowledgeable observer and the immersed view of the insider, the 'native,' that is rare in the literature of life histories. 
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11 Kroeber, Theodora Ishi in two worlds : a biography of the last wild Indian in North America
Berkeley, University of California Press 1976 0520031539 / 9780520031531 Softcover Very Good 
[10], 262 pages, well illustrated (some in color) , pictorial wrappers, very good. From the author's note: "It was late in August 1960 when I wrote Finis to my biography of Ishi. Only then did Alfred Kroeber, my husband and principal live informant about Ishi, read the manuscript through. He declared himself satisfied. He died in October, 1960, without having seen the book, published a year later. I shall always be grateful that Kroeber read the final manuscript; he knew that a permanent account of his friend Ishi was at last on record. " M55; 262 pages 
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12 LIPS, JULIUS E. The origin of things.
New York A. A. Wyn 1947 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
Illustrations by Eva Lips with contributions by A. Kameny. Designed by Jerome Mulcahy. 496 pages, illustrations, cloth, very good. From the preface: The impetus to write this book was perhaps unique. It seems to me that the social life of an anthropologist is more intimately interwoven with his profession than that of most other scientists." Professor Julius Lips had been Director of the Rautenstraucht-Joest ethnographic museum in Cologne when Hitler came to power. After being forced from his post he fled to New York in 1934 where he joined the faculty of Columbia University. 
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13 MEAD, MARGARET Blackberry winter. My earlier years.
London Angus and Robertson 1981 0207142882 / 9780207142888 Soft Cover 
309 pages, illustrations, pictorial wraps, very good. From the dj, 'Dr. Margaret Mead, one of the world's foremost anthropologists, relates here the events of her life up to World War Two and the effects each of her remarkable experiences had on her. The seeds of her lifelong career were planted at Barnard College in New York, where she studied under anthropologists Ruth Benedict and Franz Boas. Vividly described are her early field trips - to Samoa, New Guinea, Bali - and the opposition she overcame as a young woman studying alone the native people of the South Pacific, then an activity unprecedented and shocking to many. She also writes with candor about the personal experiences of her childhood, of her adolescence and college days, of her three marriages and of the intricacies of her own motherhood. Dr. Mead's extensive work reflected her interest in the psychology of culture and often dealt with such issues as race, sex and marriage, child rearing, mental health, feminism and education. Here is a self-portrait of a woman who was liberated from convention more than sixty years ago and who lived life to the full until her death in November 1978. MARGARET MEAD BLACKBERRY WINTER MY EARLIER YEARS AUTOBIOGRAPHY MEMOIRS BIOGRAPHY ANTHROPOLOGY FEMINISM 
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14 Mead, Margaret (Words) and Heyman, Ken (Photographs) World Enough. Rethinking the Future.
Boston Little, Brown & Company 1975 0316564702 / 9780316564700 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Poor dust jacket 
Xxxii, 218 pages, well illustrated, cloth, dust jacket frayed otherwise very good. 8 by 11 inches. From the dust jacket: "The combination of America's most eminent anthropologist and a premier photographer is uniquely suited to the task of distilling a clearcut view of the world from the blur of messages man receives about other societies. In WORLD ENOUGH, Margaret Mead and Ken Heyman enable us to view the contemporary world, in all its complexity, diversity, and rich contradiction, by condensing it to manageable size and "sharpening the focus of our eyes and thought. " The subtle interplay of Dr. Mead's anthropological insight and Ken Heyman's one hundred and eighty searching photographs illuminates the individual and collective dilemmas faced by four billion human beings. WORLD ENOUGH is arranged in four parts, in each of which a distinct level of technological and social development on this planet is examined. " FRN8-6 ; 218 pages 
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15 MULLETT, G.M. (George Crawford Merrick) editor Spider Woman Stories: Legends of the Hopi Indians
Tucson, University of Arizona Press 1979 0816506213 / 9780816506217 Soft Cover Very Good 
141 pages, wrappers, very good. Sixth printing. Summary : Presents Hopi Indian legends of the Creation, the adventures of the hero Tiyo, and the Twin War Gods and their activities on behalf of the Hopi. 
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16 Murdock, George Peter Ethnographic Bibliography of North America
New Haven Yale University Press 1941 Paperback Good with No dust jacket as issued 
168 pages, green wrappers, folding map in rear pocket, shelf wear to covers otherwise very good. From Wikipedia: "George Peter ("Pete") Murdock (May 11, 1897 March 29, 1985) , also known as G. P. Murdock, was an American anthropologist. He is remembered for his empirical approach to ethnological studies and his study of family and kinship structures across differing cultures. "; Yale Anthropological Studies, Volume I; 7.80 X 5.12 X 1 inches 
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17 MYTINGER, CAROLINE Headhunting in the Solomon Islands around the Coral Sea.
New York Macmillan Co. 1942 Hard Cover Very Good 
416 pages, illustrations, map endpapers, cloth, dj, very good. From the dj: A fascinating account of an unorthodox expedition made by two young women to such places as the Solomon Islands and New Britain in the Territory of New Guinea, in the Southwest Pacific, to paint portraits of the native headhunters who inhabit those regions. 
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18 Simmons, Leo W. The Role of the Aged in Primitive Society
Hamden, CT Archon Books 1945 0208008241 / 9780208008244 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Viii, 317 pages, 2 folding maps, tables, cloth, DJ, very good. From the preface: "This is a report on the status and treatment of the aged within a world-wide selection of primitive societies." B27-5; 317 pages 
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19 Sokolov, Raymond Why We Eat What We Eat: How the Encounter between the New World and the Old Changed the Way Everyone on the Planet Eats
New York Summit Books 1991 Softcover Very Good 
254 pages, pictorial wrappers, very good. From the back cover: "I enjoyed it very much. It is a wonderful meal of cultural history, based on deep learning, and presented with a delightfully light touch. This is one of the bst guides to intelligent eating that I have read. " (Theodore Zeldin, author of France, co-founder, the Oxford Food Symposium). SR1547B ; 254 pages 
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20 SPINDLER, KONRAD and a team of international scientists. the Secrets of the Stone Age
New York Harmony Books, 1994 0517799693 / 9780517799697 Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
305 pages, 16 color plates, maps, cloth, dj, very good. Originally published in Germany in 1994 as Mann im Eis. From the dj: In 1991 the world was electrified by the chance discovery of the body of a man trapped in a glacier in the Otztaler Alps on the Austrian-Italian border. The corpse was almost perfectly preserved. Preliminary tests showed that this was the body of a Neolithic hunter who died some 5,300 years ago. The results of further investigations have been awaited with great excitement throughout the world. In The Man in the Ice, Dr. Konrad Spindler, the leader of an international team of scientists investigating the body, makes the results public for the first time - and totally refutes arguments that have challenged its authenticity. 
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